In their quest for racing perfection, Porsche has become the master of homologation specials – cars engineered to meet international competition standards while remaining adaptable and legal for road usage. The Carrera GT can trace its heritage back to the 911 GT1 of the1990s. And, while the FIA ultimately changed their rules, hampering Porsche’s GT1 endurance racing program, the legacy was not lost, committing to production of the Carrera GT.
Featuring a mid-mounted 5.7L V-10 engine, this car will clean through 0-100 in under 4 seconds thanks to an impressive 605 bhp. That track-tuned engine has been paired with a more traditional six-speed manual gearbox, controlled underhand by an elegantly designed beechwood gear shift knob, paying homage to the Le-Mans-conquering Porsche 917 race cars of years past and reiterating a dedication to both form and function.
Worthy of note is this cars colour – the majority of Carrera GTs to roll off the line in Leipzig, Germany were silver. Only a handful were finished in black.
Having spent the majority of its life in Europe with an original owner in Germany, and second owner in the UK, this automobile forms another chapter in the rich tradition of Porche’s racing ambitions.