This Porsche Carrera GT Only Has 152 Miles to its Name
There’s plenty to talk about in the Porsche world as of late—everything from the hot-hot Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar to the max-enjoyment Cayman GT4. But lest we forget one of Porsche’s late-great gifts from Stuttgart, Germany… the Carrera GT. Built from 2004 to 2006, the Carrera GT is quite possibly the ultimate driver’s supercar. Its raucous V10 engine erupts with Formula 1 levels of sound, its nimble and throwable chassis was crafted entirely of carbon fiber, and its stability control… well, it didn’t have any. Porsche originally claimed its handling was so precise that it didn’t need it. It also doesn’t hurt that these supercars look truly menacing (with visuals nicked from Porsche’s GT1 race cars). Around 1,270 were built in total, including just over 600 that made it to the USA. This is one such car, though you’re unlikely to find any that have been left as undisturbed as this one. This ’05 Porsche Carrera GT will cross the Mecum auction block in August, where it shows only 152 miles to its name. RELATED: This '94 911 Turbo Has Driven Just 40 Miles... Ever
What’s rather remarkable however about these cars—more specifically, their engines—is that it’s a miracle they exist at all. Tucked in the rear of the Carrera GT is a 5.7-liter V10, which was originally developed by Porsche for the Arrows/Footwork Formula 1 team, though due to differences and performance issues between the two firms, the V10 was never raced.
Porsche then needed to find a place for its V10, which it found in a new prototype Le Mans race car. Yet again, the recipe proved uncompetitive and with a need to focus all efforts on the then-new Cayenne SUV program… Porsche’s V10 Le Mans racer was scrapped. Uh oh.
Happily however, the Cayenne became a smash hit and gave Porsche a bit more wiggle room for a supercar project. The Carrera GT became that hallowed car, it revived that happily revving V10, and unlike its Le Mans or F1 racing predecessors, it was not a flop.
Porsche Carrera GTs asked an eye-watering $440,000 in their day, and plenty of buyers paid well over that asking price for theirs; it’s not hard to see why. What is quite hard to believe is the restraint of this owner. With only 152 miles on its odometer, this is essentially still a brand new, 605-horsepower car. Need it? Prepare to write a check with at least seven digits before the decimal…
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