Porsche Carrera GT to doskonały obraz technologicznego szczytu początku XXI wieku. To pierwszy produkcyjny samochód oparty o samonośną konstrukcję z włókna węglowego. Swój kształt wywodzi z prototypu 9R3 szykowanego z myślą o Le Mans, a jego 605-konna jednostka V10 była projektem planowanym dla zespołu Arrows startującego w Formule 1. Do jego szybkiego prowadzenia wymagane są niemałe umiejętności, zważając, że jest to jeden z ostatnich supersamochodów, gdzie montowano wyłącznie manualną skrzynię biegów. Zbudowano ich 1270 sztuk, a najlepiej zachowane egzemplarze przekraczają cenę nowego samochodu około dwukrotnie. Ten egzemplarz z przebiegiem zaledwie 152 mil zachował fabryczną świeżość, a a dom aukcyjny Mecum sprzedał go za imponującą kwotę ponad 1 mln USD.
LOT S74 MONTEREY 2016 AUG 18-20
2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT
5.7/605 HP, 6-Speed, 152 Miles
Engine 5.7/605 HP
Color Basalt Black
Interior Dark Grey
$1,100,000 – $1,400,000
Sold for $1,050,000.
152 original miles
Basalt Black exterior
Dark Grey leather seats
5.7 liter V-10 engine
Factory-rated at 605 HP
6-speed manual transmission
Factory-rated top speed of 205 MPH
Developed by Porsche’s motorsports division
Much of the design is based on the LeMans-winning Porsche GT1 racer
Carbon fiber removable roof panels
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system
Porsche Ceramic Composite Clutch
Pushrod actuated inboard suspension
Carbon fiber and aluminum monocoque and subframe
Carbon reinforced plastic engine and transmission mounts
Ground effects underfloor with rear diffuser
5-spoke magnesium wheels
Two-chamber stainless steel exhaust system
Racing-style reinforced cockpit safety design
Galvanized magnesium center console
Porsche 917-style birch/ash wood shift lever knob
Bucket XT seats
Porsche Online Pro CD Radio
This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, with only 152 original miles, is one of the most pristine and showroom-fresh examples in the world. Racing has always been at the heart and soul of every Porsche, but no single production example of the marque intended for street use embodies this competition heritage more than the Carrera GT. The car was initially designed as a Le Mans Prototype race car with the internal designation of “9R3.” The entire monocoque and sub-frame is of carbon-fiber construction—the first production car to ever feature this as chassis material. This extremely lightweight yet exceeding strong structure was absolute cutting-edge technology during its era. The race-inspired design is also reflected in the engine—a V-10 displacing 5.7 liters and producing 605 horsepower. This powerplant was originally designed and built by Porsche as a Formula 1 race engine for the Arrows team. Although it never saw competition in Formula 1, Porsche had every intention of using it in the “9R3” Le Mans Prototype for active campaigning in the 2000 season. Based on both personnel resource considerations—Porsche was pulling away engineering staff from the motorsports division to develop the Cayenne—and corporate politics, Porsche abandoned the racing program and decided to transform this Prototype race car into the ultimate supercar: the Carrera GT.
The single greatest attribute of the Carrera GT is the pure driving experience that it delivers. The car requires—no, demands—your absolute attention and involvement. Each Carrera GT comes equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission—there is no automatic choice. Hence, leisurely driving in the automatic mode is not an option. The fore and aft weight distribution is optimized with the longitudinal engine/transmission unit placed amid-ship via sub-frame in the chassis. Porsche employed two design measures to drastically lower the center of gravity including a dry-sump lubrication system coupled with a multiple friction disc clutch assembly. The suspension is pushrod activated to inboard-mounted dampers and springs. Porsche engineers were so confident in the cornering capability of the Carrera GT that it is totally devoid of any electronic stability-control devices. Although the Carrera GT suspension limits of adhesion are far beyond the driving talent of all but mortal drivers, the absence of an operator-error safety net fully necessitates your total concentration. Likewise, the high-winding Formula 1-inspired engine has a spine-tingling wailing sound as it approaches its 8,500 RPM redline while registering more than 96 decibels on the sound meter. This does not leave the necessary silence to carry on a soft conversation with your passenger during a spirited drive. The Carrera GT is a driver’s car that rewards you with sublime telepathic cornering, neck-snapping acceleration and Formula 1 auditory feedback.
Introduced in 2004, the Carrera GT was received with universal awe and adulation. The car was drop-dead gorgeous and demonstrated amazing performance. The factory-rated top speed was 205 MPH, and the car could accelerate from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. This level of performance is impressive by even current standards. The MSRP for the Carrera GT was originally $448,000, and production was limited to just 1,270 units. Actual sales prices far exceeded the sticker price with captive buyers willing to pay a substantial premium to own one. This car presents beautifully in Basalt Black with dark grey leather interior. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the finest remaining examples of the world-class Carrera GT supercar, and one of just 604 imported into the United States.