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GT Silver Metallic
Rare Black Leather interior
Major engine-out Service December 2020
Early in the morning of 28 September 2000, before sunrise, Porsche
presented the Carrera GT concept car to the world's press in Paris.
Behind the wheel, two-time rally world champion Walter R�hrl
navigated the V10 mid-engined car around the Place
Charles-de-Gaulle, with the Arc de Triomphe rising majestically at
its centre. As the rain fell, R�hrl had the job of transferring the
engine's sheer power as cleanly as possible from the rear axle to
the square's wet and slippery cobbles in front of the international
media. The photos of R�hrl in the open-top Carrera GT en route from
the Arc de Triomphe to the Louvre, escorted by French motorcycle
police, caused a sensation among car fans around the world.
The concept was never intended for production but Porsche already
had a V-10 engine on hand. One of the best engines ever fitted to a
production car, the V-10 was originally developed in the early
1990s for Formula One, and when that didn't happen the engine was
further developed for the Le Mans program. Eventually it would end
up in the Carrera GT, where it displaced 5.7 liters and delivered
603 horsepower and 435 pound-feet of torque. With the Carrera GT
weighing just 3,042 pounds thanks to its lightweight carbon-fiber
monocoque and a host of other weight-saving mods, the V-10 was able
to rocket the car from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds.
Once the green light was given, the first production Carrera GT's
rolled off the assembly line at the then-new plant in Leipzig,
Germany, in 2003. Production would run for four years, during which
time Porsche built 1,270 examples.
A visit to Canepa's facility in Scotts Valley, Northern California,
affords the unique opportunity to view in person, both the original
Carrera GT Concept Car, originally piloted by Walter R�hrl at the
cars unveiling in September 2000, and this incredible low-mileage
production example, side-by-side.
Delivered new on October 29, 2004 at New Country Porsche of
Greenwich, Connecticut, this GT Silver Metallic example was
special-ordered with the rare Black Leather interior option.
Additionally, a full Paint Protection Film wrap was applied to the
entire exterior and underside of the car, ensuring that it remains
in pristine condition. Religiously maintained on an annual basis by
the original selling dealer, its original owner accumulated a total
of 1,345 miles on the odometer before it's second long-term owner
purchased the Carrera GT on May 7, 2009 from Porsche Gold Coast in
Adding an additional 590 miles to the odometer, over the next
twelve years, the second owner kept the Carrera GT in show worthy
condition, and in July, 2019 relocated the car to his residence in
Florida. Most recently, in December 2020, at 1,931 miles a full
engine-out service was performed by The Collection in Coral Gables,
A technical tour de force, derived from a Le Mans prototype, this
Porsche Carrera GT is a 612 horsepower racing car, with road
registration. Now showing just 1,992 original miles, this
fascinating piece of Porsche history has arrived in Canepa's
inventory, ready to thrill its next caretaker.