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Porsche Carrera GT

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The Carrera GT's origins can be traced back to its predecessors, the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 racing cars. In 1998, Porsche initially planned a new Le Mans prototype for 1999. The car was originally designed to be powered by a turbocharged flat-6 engine but was later reconfigured to accommodate a new V10 engine, causing a delay in its planned completion until 2000. This V10 engine had been secretly developed by Porsche for the Footwork Formula One team in 1992 but had remained unused. It was resurrected for the Le Mans prototype and enlarged to a 5.7-liter capacity.


Regrettably, the project was canceled after only two days of testing the first car in mid-1999. The cancellation was largely attributed to Porsche's decision to divert engineering resources to the development of the Cayenne SUV in collaboration with Volkswagen and Audi. It was also speculated that Ferdinand Piëch, chairman of VW-Audi, didn't want Porsche to compete with the Audi R8 in 2004.


Porsche, however, kept part of the project alive by showcasing a concept car at the 2000 Geneva Motor Show to attract attention. Surprising interest in the vehicle and revenue generated from the Cayenne project prompted Porsche to reconsider, leading to the development of a road-legal version that would be produced in limited quantities at Porsche's new manufacturing facility in Leipzig. Production of the Carrera GT began in 2004, with the first Carrera GT becoming available for sale in the US on January 31, 2004. It is powered by a 5.7-liter V10 engine producing 612 horsepower. Porsche claimed it could accelerate from 0 to 62.1 mph in 3.9 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 205 mph, although road tests indicated it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.


The Carrera GT featured five basic paint schemes, including Guards Red, Fayence Yellow, Basalt Black, GT Silver, and Seal Grey, with custom colors also available from the factory. It was equipped with a traditional six-speed manual transmission.


Several design elements in the Carrera GT paid homage to its Le Mans heritage. It had a Beechwood gear knob attached to the gearbox, reminiscent of the wooden gear knob used in the Porsche 917 Le Mans racers. The ignition was located to the left of the steering wheel, a historical nod to Le Mans racing when drivers had to make a running start, hop into their cars, start them, and begin the race.


This particular Carrera GT was originally delivered to Mexico in 2004, featuring GT Silver over Natural Dark Grey leather. After a brief stay in Mexico, it was relocated to North America, where it was sold in June 2004 by The Collection in Florida. It remained in the local area for three years and underwent service work at The Collection on multiple occasions, as documented by CARFAX.


In May 2007, the car was serviced by Braman of Miami before being exported to its new owner in Holland. It continued to receive regular maintenance at Porsche Centre Leusden in Holland and had covered 15,350 miles by the time of its second service in the country.


In late 2014, the car was imported to the UK and registered by Mr. Cox, who took it to Porsche Centre Reading for a major service and clutch replacement. The car's lights were also converted to UK specifications during this visit.


While in the UK, the car was driven more sparingly, with its mileage increasing by an average of 750 miles per year. As of today, it has covered 24,050 miles from new. Porsche Reading handled all service work during this period, and the UK MOT history corroborates the mileage.


Due to the car's 24,000 miles without the protection of modern paint film technology, it was determined that the original paint had accumulated many stone chips and needed a repaint. Instead of repainting it in the common GT Silver color, a different route was chosen.


Inspired by the color-shifting 1997 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera S 'Vesuvio', the Carrera GT was returned to Porsche GB at Reading for a full repaint. All body panels were stripped and repainted in 'Vesuvio' (W40). This color is a subtle warm grey with hints of purple in direct sunlight and undertones of silver in low light.


The decision was made to match the original painted wheel design, which could have been optioned in body color or black during the car's production period. The wheels were painstakingly hand-masked over several weeks and refinished in-house at Reading to protect the cathodic coating of the forged magnesium wheels.


Color selection was crucial, and 'Vesuvio' was chosen as it was an extra-range color available at the time of the Carrera GT's production. To the best of our knowledge, no other Carrera GT was originally built or refinished in this color, making this Carrera GT unique in its current livery.


This exceptional Carrera GT is currently available for viewing at our showrooms just outside London.




DK Engineering


Little Green Street Farm,

Green Street, Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 6EA


Telephone: +44 (0)1923 287687



  • Year : 2004
  • Mileage : 24075 miles
  • Gearbox : manual
  • Car type : Convertible
  • Condition : used
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