Get ready to see some records broken.
We live in the golden age of supercars. Modern vehicles such as the McLaren Senna and Ferrari Daytona SP3 are a showcase of what the automotive industry is capable of, but some will say that these high-tech beasts lack the soul of older supercars of the 90s and early 2000s when massively fast cars were still raw, and the only driver assistance tech you got was your own two hands and feet, and maybe some traction control. Cars like the Porsche Carrera GT and McLaren F1 dominated the world of fast cars, and these days, these legends reach insane prices. This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT has just gone up for sale, and with only 182 miles on the odometer, it is bound to break some sales records.
Last year we reported on a 2004 model with 2,700 miles on the clock. This pristine car eventually sold for over $1 million, which makes us believe that the example we're looking at here should go for well over the million-dollar mark. This begs one question: why are these cars getting so expensive? Well the short answer is because only 1,270 examples were ever built, and that number is only getting smaller. Add to that the fact that it wears the hallowed Porsche badge and had a Formula 1-derived V10 engine, and it all starts to make sense. This specific example is number 940 produced, and is one of only 64 North American Carrera GTs finished in Seal Gray Metallic. The exterior features carbon fiber removable roof panels, underfloor ground effects, a massive rear diffuser, five-spoke forged magnesium wheels, Xenon headlights, and a two-chamber stainless steel exhaust system.
Under the engine cover hides a 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine that produces 603 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission with a 0-60 mph sprint time of only 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 210 mph, and a reputation for being one of the most dangerous road cars ever made. Porsche ceramic composite brake system with yellow calipers brings this beauty to a stop and pushrod-actuated inboard suspension and a carbon fiber and aluminum monocoque and subframe keep things tight in the corners.
The interior of Carrera GT #940 features Terracotta leather, XT bucket seats, a birch and ash wood shift knob, and a magnesium center console. You also get air conditioning, a CD stereo system, a car cover, and a matching leather luggage set. This exclusive Porsche will go on auction through Mecum from 16-19 March at its 2022 Glendale event, and we expect it to go for about five times the price of a new Porsche 911 Turbo.