- Engine: 605 BHP Exterior Color: Guards Red
- Mileage: 1,890 Interior Color: Dark Grey
- Transmission: 6 speed Manual
The Carrera GT was first offered for sale in 2004, alongside the Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and it more than held its own in what proved to be an incredible year for supercars.
The Carrera GT was a groundbreaker in many ways; manufacture of its full carbon-fibre monocoque and subframe was subcontracted to ATR Composites of Collonna, Italy. To that very strong and lightweight structure was attached a racing-derived suspension with upper and lower wishbones and inboard, rocker-arm suspension at all four corners, eight-piston monoblock front brake calipers, and four-piston monoblock rear calipers with ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic brake rotors, all surrounded by forged magnesium-alloy centre-lock road wheels.
The mid-mounted 5.7-litre dry-sump, normally aspirated engine has dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Developing more than 600 horsepower, this marvelous power plant could propel this wonderful 1,250-kilogram machine to 100 km/h in less than four seconds, and 0–200 km/h in less than 10 seconds, with a terminal velocity of nearly 330 km/h. A new small-diameter flywheel and carbon-ceramic clutch package driving a six-speed manual transaxle allowed a very low engine placement and centre of gravity, giving the new chassis tremendous handling qualities.
At the same time, the Carrera GT was quite luxurious, as befitting its nearly $450,000.00 price tag, with brushed aluminum and carbon-fibre interior trim, leather upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, a stereo system, and a color TFT screen providing three levels of comprehensive information and navigation assistance. The two racing-style seats have adjustable knee and leg supports, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel has hand-painted Porsche crest telescopes for driver convenience. A very “retro” feature is the laminated wood gearshift knob, remindful of the immortal 917.
The Carrera GT was also fitted with extensive safety systems, including front and side airbags, traction control, anti-lock brakes, bi-xenon headlamps, LED tail lamps and directionals, and a rear wing that extends automatically at 120 km/h to enhance stability. Initial demand was such that Porsche allotted only one or two units to each of its dealers worldwide. Although a 1,500-unit production run was planned, ultimately only 1,270 examples were produced, many of which quickly disappeared into private collections.
Only 42 of the 676 U.S. cars were ever delivered in the extremely rare and highly desirable color of Guards Red. This car was delivered new to Stevinson Imports, Inc. of Littleton, Co. on 9/23/2005. The owner immediately applied a clear bra from new and the car currently shows a mere 1,890 miles. Options included: Guards Red Paint, all leather seats in Dark Grey Leather, XT Seats, A.C., Luggage set in Terracotta, Porsche Online Pro CD Radio and GT Seat Belts in Red. On May 12, 2017 at 1,824 miles, the car received a Full Major Service by Porsche of Riverside including brand new OEM tires and sensors. The clutch has an excellent reading of 30.57 mm. At this time the car received a full undercarriage detail. Photographs of this service are available upon request.
What we have here is basically a brand new 14 year old Carrera GT that has been Collector owned from new. No paintwork, modifications, stone chips, door dings, etc. showing the car in PCA National Concours Condition. All tools, books, luggage, window sticker, extra keys, etc. are included with the car. This being the last and best analogue Super Car produced by Porsche!