Spectacular Porsche Carrera GT heading for auction image

A gorgeous 2004 Porsche Carrera GT will be offered at an auction event called Race Retro, taking place on February 27-28 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

While infamous now for the accident that has taken the life of Fast&Furious actor Paul Walker and of his friend Roger Rodas, the Carrera GT arguably remains one of the coveted and desired vehicles that have been developed and produced at Porsche’s factory in Leipzig – exclusivity also comes from the fact that just 1,270 units were ever manufactured. Silverstone Auctions has one of them and will allow it to go under the hammer later this month with the supercar expected to bring in anything between $575,000 and $647,000 (£400,000 to £450,000). This 2004 model year has been brought to UK and has resided with the current owner since September 2013. The high-end collectible had received back then a Porsche Reading full service job worth $11,942 (£8,305) and then went the following year in Germany to have RUF install a suspension raising system for $12,987 (€11,900).

The supercar is in pristine condition and the odometer has only clocked18,018 miles (28,997 kilometers), while also packing interesting amenities: Silver Metallic hue, a complete luggage set (leather suit carrier, leather briefcase bag, and a leather day bag), and the power of a 5.7-liter V10 engine – 612 horsepower. The sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) is being handled in 3.5 seconds and even after so many years the Carrera GT can be labeled as one of the fastest vehicles on the planet thanks to the top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).