Presented by Mecum Auctions. Porsche astonished the car world when it unveiled its brand new Carrera GT prototype at the Louvre in Paris on September 28, 2000. The celebration was a remarkably motivating one to Porschephiles, who had actually long kept in mind Porsche’s lack from the blossoming around the world race for supercar supremacy. The fight had reached brand-new heights with the 1992 McLaren F1 and soared into the stratosphere as other manufacturers signed up with the fray. By the late 1990s it seemed Porsche was stalled in its competitors’ wake, but the Carrera GT changed all of that with a clean-sheet style that showed Porsche’s resolve to preserve supremacy versus all oppositions.

By the end of production in Might 2006, sales of the Carrera GT had exceeded those of the McLaren F1, Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda designs integrated, a noteworthy accomplishment in the heady world of automobile exotica that led Porsche to identify it the “the most effective supercar in history.” Like the epochal Porsche 959 prior to it, the Carrera GT had its origins in the business’s racing program. There were no style limitations, and no requirement to use existing components from other programs.

Drawing from other programs was not forbidden, however, so Porsche’s racing engineers utilized the 5.5 L V-10 engine and associated driveline components developed for the canceled 2000 Le Mans prototype program. With displacement increased to 5.7 L, the Carrera GT’s generally aspirated V-10 utilizes Nikasil covered bores, created titanium linking rods, created aluminum pistons, Porsche’s VarioCam timing system and a two-chamber stainless steel exhaust system to create 605 HP and 435 lb-ft of torque. That output is moved through Porsche’s Ceramic Composite Clutch (PCCC). Only 6.65 inches in size, the PCCC easily handles the V-10’s power while enabling the entire driveline, including the clutch and 6-speed transverse handbook transmission, to sit lower in the GT’s chassis for a lower center of gravity.

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The Carrera GT’s extensive use of sophisticated materials made it Popular Science Magazine’s “Finest of What’s New” award in 2003. The cars and truck’s monocoque chassis, the very first of its kind in a production cars and truck, features a racing-style enhanced cockpit safety style. It integrates bonded layers of carbon fiber, resin and aluminum with plastic honeycomb supports to form a very light-weight structure that provides a solid foundation for its carbon-reinforced plastic driveline cradle, pushrod-actuated all-independent suspension, created magnesium wheels and Porsche Ceramic Composite (PCCB) disc brake system. The Carrera GT’s advanced aerodynamic sculpting includes a speed-actuated rear spoiler and a ground impacts under-floor that recedes to a rear diffuser.

The outcome of all this sophisticated engineering is the ultimate in Porsche efficiency. Speeding up from a standing start, the Carrera GT reaches 60 miles per hour in simply 3.8 seconds on the way to a leading speed of 205 MILES PER HOUR. Yet, the Carrera GT likewise stays faithful to Porsche’s credibility for matching searing performance with daily drivability, something that escapes numerous contending exotics.

Driven just 182 miles since brand-new, this 2005 Carrera GT is No. 940 of 1,270 produced through the model’s production run. Among only 64 North American Carrera GTs ended up in Seal Grey Metallic, it presents with a desirable Terracotta leather interior including a galvanized magnesium center console, XT pail seats and a 917-inspired birch and ash wood shift lever knob. Removable carbon fiber roofing panels, covered Xenon headlamps, traction control, cooling, Porsche Online Pro CD stereo sound, books, a vehicle cover and a fitted matching leather travel luggage set are all included with this revolutionary Porsche supercar.