Brave Owner Takes Porsche Carrera GT For A Nurburging Hot Lap

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Well done to you, sir.

The Porsche Carrera GT is quickly becoming the McLaren F1 of the 2000s. Produced between 2004 and 2007, Porsche only made 1,270 units.

Admittedly, McLaren only made 106 F1s, but the Carrera GT has one thing that will always count in its favor. It's arguably the last of the unforgiving analog supercars that took no prisoners. You didn't buy one to pose in because it would kill you. Sadly, Paul Walker's death will also always be connected to the Carrera GT, which plays a significant role in its reputation as a widowmaker of note.

As with the McLaren F1, GT values keep on soaring. Somebody recently purchased a GT for $3.5 million, and people are even fighting to buy damaged Carrera GTs. Not bad for a car that retailed for $450,000 when it was new.

Give it another five to ten years and the GT will surpass the $10 million mark.

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Misha Charoudin/YouTube

This is good news for Carrera GT owners but not so good for the rest of us. Once cars become investments, people tend to buy them and lock them away in a carefully controlled environment. And then the best you can hope for is a static viewing at a high-end auction.

This is particularly sad because the GT is powered by a 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine producing 603 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque. It also provides a glorious soundtrack as it spins to 8,500 rpm.

Thankfully, some brave owners out there still understand that cars like these have to be shared with the world. How else will we create the next generation of gearhead if they're only ever exposed to EVs like the Model S Plaid?

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The unnamed and faceless owner had never tracked the car before, so you'd think he'd start with something simple and easy, like an entry-level autocross.

But no. This owner was brave enough to tackle the Green Hell. We're willing to admit that he didn't go all out, but he certainly pushed the car hard to provide some nail-biting moments. The speedo hit some impressive speeds, and the rear-end gets quite loose in certain sections. A Porsche 911 Turbo S would likely be faster, but which one would you choose for a ride around the most famous track in the world?

For a nearly 20-year-old supercar, the Carrera GT still pedals like a boss. There weren't any genuine contenders to duke it out with, as the Nurburgring seems to be filled with vans and SUVs. There is one part where a Mercedes-AMG GT-R comes flying by, but the Carrera wins by just existing.

It doesn't matter, however. To us, it's a win just seeing this car out and about and hearing that glorious engine screaming.

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Misha Charoudin/YouTube
Misha Charoudin/YouTube

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