2005 Porsche Carrera GT

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2005
  • Mileage 
    4 300 mi / 6 921 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WP0CA29875L001361
  • Engine number 
    90531033
  • Lot number 
    418
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Basalt Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

5.7 litre, dry-sump V10-engine (producing around 612 bhp) and only 1,270 builtWith a carbon-fibre chassis and weighing just 1,380kg, the Carrera GT would reach 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 205 mphFinished in Basalt Black with matching black leather interior and just 4,300 miles from newFitted with the full carbon pack, 8,000Porsche luggage set, full-body paint protection (7,000)German-delivered example, then spent the majority of its life in Italy. Regularly serviced by Pavoda PorscheNow UK-registered and most recently maintained by Porsche Reading. Full-service historySynonymous with Porsche's endurance racing programme particularly atLe Mans, where they hadtriumphed some 17 times,the design of the Porsche Carrera GT is firmly rooted in its motorsport lineage. After success in 1998 at the famous 24-hour race, a team of engineers started work on a new mid-engined V-10 model utilising advanced technologies and materials. However, the project was soon put on hold as the company decided to focus its energies in a different direction with the introduction of a new SUV and the development of the Porsche Cayenne. Fortunately, the Carrera GT project was kept alive, and a prototype was shown at the 2000 Paris Auto Show eliciting such a positiveresponse that Porsche was virtually obliged tocommit to a limited production run of 1,500 cars.By the end of that production run in 2006, only 1,270 cars had been built, making it rarer still. With its 5.7-litre, dry-sump V-10(producing around 612 brake horsepower) sitting low in the carbon-fibre chassis, the Carrera GT weighed in at 1,380kg and was capable of 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph. Open the driver's door and you are immediately aware that this is a totally focussed, seriously fast Porsche with the sense of function only just lightened by the Beechwood gear knob, a nod to the famous Porsche 917 and its racing past.This, European-delivered example has covered just 4,300 miles from new and is finished in the dramatic combination of Basalt Black with a matching black leather interior. Having lived forthe first year of its life in Germany, this Carrera GT then spent the following years in Italy, regularly being maintained during that period as confirmed by its detailed service records.Our vendor acquired this special car in January 2018 and it'sbeen in his care ever since. Porsche Reading, the acknowledged GT specialists have looked after it and in March of this year carried out the annual maintenance service along with converting the lightingfor UK roads, all of which is fully detailedin the accompanying history file.Fitted with the full carbon pack and accompanied by bothsets of keys, this superb, UK-registered, example has been treated to full-body paint protection (7,000), boasts aset of bespoke fitted Porsche luggage, and is now ready for its next owner to cherish and enjoy.With its removable top, howlingnaturally-aspirated V10, unmistakable styling, and class-leading driving dynamics, the Carrera GT offers unrivalled performance and excitement and, with its Italian counterpart, the Ferrari 'Enzo', fetching premium prices, these cars areto be taken seriously, withthis wonderful examplesurely not to be missed.