While the 918 Spyder has already sold out thanks to the technological advancements over its predecessor, there are still many fans of the Carrera GT. They’re in luck now.
This is because one is going under the hammer soon and the example looks almost perfect in its neat black paint. There’s an issue though – you really need to have a sizeable bank account, because the car is expected to snatch between $1.1M and $1.4M. This is a small fortune but the car up for grabs is also in pristine condition – with just 152 miles on the odometer and everything perfectly original on it. In August, this 2005 model year will exchange hands as one of the 1,270 GTs ever made – the production run lasted between 2004 and 2007. The Carrera GT looks as if it just exited the factory gates in its Basalt Black paint with Dark Grey cabin trim – with only minor time wear noticeable on the upholstery.
The supercar is motivated by the 5.7-liter V10 engine good for 612 horsepower (450 kilowatts) and 435 pound-feet (590 Newton-meters) of torque, linked to the lightweight magnesium wheels using a six-speed manual transmission. Since we’re talking about the previous Porsche flagship model, performance is top notch after all those years – the sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) will only take three and a half seconds and the maximum speed reaches 205 mph (330 km/h). Go for the open-top thrills and you can take down the carbon fiber roof panels to thoroughly enjoy the naturally-aspirated engine – mostly when keeping it next to the redline at 8,400 rpm.