A stunning 2004 Porsche Carrera GT is on its way to the auction block at Race Retro set to take place on February 27-28 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

One of the most desirable models born at Porsche’s factory in Leipzig is without any doubt the Carrera GT of which only 1,270 units were ever made. Silverstone Auctions will offer one of these later this month and the supercar is expected to fetch between $575,000 and $647,000 (£400,000 and £450,000).

It’s a 2004 model year that was imported to the UK back in 2009 and the current owner bought it in September 2013. He sent the high-end car to Porsche Reading for a full service worth $11,942 (£8,305). A year later, the Carrera GT traveled to Germany at RUF where it gained a suspension raising system for $12,987 (€11,900).

It remains in pristine condition with the odometer showing only 18,018 miles (28,997 kilometers) in November last year when the Carrera GT received another full service.

This Silver Metallic example comes bundled with a luggage set including a leather suit carrier, leather briefcase bag, and a leather day bag. At the end of the day, these items don’t really matter when you have a 5.7-liter V10 engine pushing out 612 horsepower.

With a sprint to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in three and a half seconds, the Carrera GT still remains after all these years one of the fastest cars ever made and is able to hit an impressive 205 mph (330 kph).

At the same auction, Porsche’s previous halo model will be joined by a wide variety of other special cars. These include a 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S, a 1994 Jaguar XJ220, and a 1999 Ferrari F355 GTB F1.

Source: Silverstone Auctions

Gallery: Porsche Carrera GT could fetch $575k at auction

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