Introduced at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, the Porsche Carrera GT concept was so widely appreciated that the German automaker decided to produce the V10 supercar. Coming off the production in early January of 2004, the Carrera GT featured the adjustable wing available on the 911 and Boxster models, which would rise above speeds of 70 mph. With heritage stemming back to the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 racecars, it isn’t surprising that this Stuttgart bullet is capable of sprinting from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and hitting a top speed of 205 mph. From 2004-2007, the Carrera rolled out of Germany its enthusiastic owners, 604 of whom where located in the US.
Set to produce 1,500 cars, Porsche altered its goal as a result of upcoming changes in regulations and built only 1,270 Carrera GTs. Looking aside from the low production numbers, the GT is special in several other aspects. Constructed of a carbon fiber monocoque and subframes, the GT breaks the tradition of carbon fiber and aluminum monocoque and subframe combination present in earlier supercars. Additionally, as a symbolic nod to the 917 race cars, the gearshift knob was constructed of top grade beechwood. In the second year of production, a carbon-fiber knob was made available as an option for those who didn’t want the wood. Fifteen inch diameter carbon-ceramic disc brakes were also a significant technological advance easily seen on the car. With an original offering price of $448,000, the Carrera GT weighed in as a higher financial commitment than its competitors, but it soon proved that the extra expenditure translated to superior performance.
Due to low numbers originally produced, availability of the Porsche Carrera GT is limited as the automobiles come up for sale infrequently. For those interested in purchasing a Porsche Carrera GT, information and price is typically available on our posted profiles for individual GTs, if not, please contact the indicated seller or one of our representatives for cost and further information.