This 111-mile Porsche Carrera GT may be the best one around.
Porsche boasts a back catalog of supercar greatest hits that most other manufacturers can only dream off, and perched atop this impressive list is the Carrera GT. Produced between 2003 and 2007, only 1,270 were built and its fusion of modern technology and traditional purity has made it one of the most sought-after modern classics around.
Most owners tend not to pile on the miles in their GTs but this particular car was clearly intended to live out its life in an air-conditioned garage as it has accumulated a mere 111 miles in its 13-years of existence. Advertised on the French site Auto Hebdo, the sum total of the information offered on this car is that it is in time capsule condition.
We hardly doubt that statement and the seller has chosen a raft of images with which to sell his car instead. The paintwork is one of five standard colors offered on the Carrera GT and is called GT Silver metallic, while the interior is a particularly vibrant shade of brown with a deep red undertone.
The birchwood manual gear shifter is correct and present, while the rest of the car looks as original and fresh as the day it left the factory.
Without doubt, the focal point of any Carrera GT is its fabulous 5.7-liter V10 powerplant. Producing 603 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque, it could launch the GT to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and top out at 205 mph. The sound that emanates from those tailpipes is unmatched by modern turbocharged supercars, although unlike these latest cars, you have to have your wits about you to keep everything pointing in the desired direction.
The price for such a rare and perfect specimen? $1,599,995. A figure that is likely to drop faster than the fuel gauge if you ever decide to actually drive it, which of course no prospective buyer would dream of doing. What a shame.