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The ultimate analog, manual transmission "Supercar"
1 of 42 Guards Red for U.S. market
Black Leather interior
Recent Major "ENGINE-OUT" Service including:
• Camshafts replaced
• Clutch reads 30.2mm
• No outstanding recalls or service campaigns
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. "There is nothing
like it" - Bruce Canepa, as he describes the incredible sound that
the V10 engine makes, combined with its manual transmission,
delivering one of the most unique experiences of a driving an
analog super car.
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 2 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 #001, piloted by Walter R�hrl
at the cars unveiling in September 2000, and this incredible red on
black production example, side-by-side.
Delivered new on December 21, 2004 at White Allen Porsche of
Dayton, Ohio, this Guards Red example ordered with the Black
Leather interior option. It was optioned with Carrera GT Bucket
leather seats, and leather dashboard and door panels. Religiously
maintained on an annual basis by the original selling dealer, its
original owner accumulated a total of 5,300 miles on the
Over the next 4 years, the owner kept the Carrera GT in show worthy
condition. The car was serviced at Pfaff Porsche, where it had its
major engine out service totaling at $50,000.
Upon arriving at Canepa, vehicles are treated to the "Canepa
Difference" This includes a complete mechanical inspection.
Everything is serviced as needed, and road tested by Bruce Canepa.
It is finished off with a concours show quality detail. The
undersides and wheel wells are hand cleaned, ensuring that each
surface was spotless. The trunk, interior and engine bay are also
cleaned, ensuring that the Carrera GT presented as though it had
just rolled onto the showroom floor. With the remaining step being
the exterior, the finish is polished and waxed to "as new"
A technical tour de force, derived from a Le Mans prototype, this
Porsche Carrera GT is a 612-horsepower racing car, with road
registration. This fascinating piece of Porsche history has arrived
in Canepa's inventory, ready to thrill its next caretaker.
386?Carrera GT bucket seat XT, left
387?Carrera GT bucket seat XT, right
406?Central locking magnesium wheels
?Front 9.5 x 19" w/ 265/35 - 19, Rear 12.5 x 20" w/ 335/30 - 20
480?Manual gearbox, 6-speed
482?Tire pressure monitoring TPM, 433 MHz
484?Version for USA
535?Theft security system, 315 MHz
601?Xenon headlamps (standard)
681?Carrera GT sound system
690?CD radio "Porsche Online Pro"
981?Leather dashboard and door panels