Someone Paid $1.9M For This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT

This Carrera GT had just 780 miles on the clock and has now become the most expensive car sold on Bring-a-trailer

Yes, you heard that right. This super exotic Porsche recently went for just under $2M, $1,902,000 to be specific, making it the most expensive car to sell on the auction site, Bring A Trailer. Let’s dig a little deeper into the story behind this rare red example, that is hailed by many as one of the best Porsches of all time.

The 780 Mile Porsche Carrera GT

Someone Paid $1.9M For This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT
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According to the listing, this particular 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was delivered to Stevinson Imports of Littleton in Colorado. It spent most of its life in Arizona until it was acquired by its current owner. While most Carrera GTs were painted in understated colors like silver, black, or white, this car wears a striking share of Guards Red which contrasts rather well against the black leather interior.

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While most top-tier supercars at the time like the Mclaren Mercedes SLR using an automatic

The car had just under 800 miles on the clock, a clean Carfax report, a clean Montana title, with the most recent service record dating back to June 2021. It also came with fitted Porsche Luggage, which is definitely a nice touch.

Drivetrain Specifications

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And that gearbox was mated to one of the best sounding engines that Porsche has ever made. The howl that the 5.7 liter produces is simply addictive
Drivetrain layout Mid-engine RWD
Engine type 68° V10, aluminium block and heads
Valve gear DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder (40 valves total), variable valve timing on intake camshafts, sodium-cooled exhaust valves
Bore x stroke 3.86 in (98.04 mm) x 2.99 in (75.95 mm)
Displacement 5,733 cc
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Max SAE net horsepower 612 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Max SAE net torque 435 LB-FT 5,800 RPM
Transmission 6-speed manual
Redline 8,400 RPM
Drag Coefficient 0.39
0-60 MPH 3.8 seconds
0-100 MPH 6.9 seconds
1/4 mile 11.1 seconds @ 133.4 MPH
Top speed 205 MPH

A Brief History Of The Iconic Carrera GT

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The Carrera GT was Porsche’s flagship hypercar from the mid-2000s and only 1270 examples were ever made

The Career GT concept first appeared at the Paris Motors show around the turn of the century. It was based heavily on the LMP2000s development prototype from the late 90s. It was essentially a race car for the road. This supercar features a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic monocoque built by the ATR Group in Italy. The Carrera GT also came with removable roof panels, just in case you couldn’t hear that 5.7-liter V-10 howl. You had high-tech racing hardware like pushrod suspension, six-piston brake calipers, lightweight magnesium wheels, retractable spoiler, and a beechwood gear knob for that six-speed manual gearbox that harks back to the 917 Le Man’s racers.

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The end result? The Carrera GT offers one of the most dramatic and purest driving experiences. It is regarded by folks like Doug DeMuro as the ultimate analog supercar from the mid-2000. Remember, The Carrera GT’s main rival at the time, the McLaren Mercedes SLR, did not offer a manual gearbox. I still remember watching Jeremy Clarkson terrified by the Carrera GT the first time he took it out on the Top Gear test track back in the day. Here’s a little POV of the Carrera GT on some narrow dutch roads. The sound that the Carrera GT makes is nothing short of evocative and spine-tingling.


The Rationale Behind Such a Purchase?

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I’m hence not surprised that someone paid such a hefty sum of money to acquire this rare supercar, in a world that is going EV crazy

With EVs pretty much-going mainstream, such limited-run top-tier super exotics, especially ones with low miles are now more sought after than ever, having said that it is definitely an expensive hobby at $1.9M. But the rationale behind writing a big fat cheque for a supercar? Well, one, you get something really exclusive if you’re a car collector and two these sought-after cars are also fantastic investment vehicles just like art or real estate, and their values are set to only go up. Expect to see more such super exotics go for ridiculous sums of money over time.

Source: Bring A Trailer

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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