2004 Porsche Carrera GT
This rare, Seal Grey Metallic Carrera GT was produced on September 28, 2004, and was delivered to its first owner in Virginia on November 4, 2004. The $442,900 car would stay in it original owners hands until July 2007, when it would move into the possession of a collector in Ontario, Canada.
The Carrera GT was fully serviced in 2014 to the tune of $16,000, which included a 4-year service, valve adjustment, new main rear engine seal, input shaft seal, abs actuator, 4 new tires, coils, plugs, belts, filters, fluids, and battery. The clutch was inspected, and found to be within factory tolerances.
Since arriving at Canepa this Porsche supercar has been expertly examined both mechanically and cosmetically. Every effort has been made to ensure that this carbon fiber masterpiece presents and performs in as-new condition. We have painted the factory wheels black, which brings real menace to look of this amazing car. They can easily be returned to factory silver if wished by the next owner.
501 Car Cover
572 Manual air conditioning
690 Porsche Online Pro CD Radio
DZ All leather seats - Dark Grey
Y1 Seal Grey Metallic Top
About the Carrera GT:
5.7 liter normally aspirated V10 engine
435 lb/ft of torque
6-speed manual transmission
0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
0-100 mph: 6.8 seconds
Top Speed: 205 mph
The development of the Carrera GT can be traced back to the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 racing cars. Due in part to the FIA and ACO rule changes in 1998, both designs had ended. Porsche at the time had planned on a new Le Mans prototype for 1999. The car was initially intended to use a turbocharged flat-6, but was later redesigned to use a new V10 engine. The V10 was a unit secretly built by Porsche for the Footwork Formula One team in 1992, but later shelved. The engine was resurrected for the Le Mans prototype and increased in size to 5.7 liters. The project was canceled in mid-1999, mostly due to Porsche's wish to build the Cayenne SUV with involvement from Volkswagen and Audi, thus requiring engineering expertise to be pulled from the motorsports division.
Porsche did keep part of the project alive by using the 5.5 L V10 from the prototype in a concept car shown at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, mainly in an attempt to draw attention to their display. Surprising interest in the vehicle, and an influx of revenue provided from the Cayenne helped Porsche decide to produce the car, and development started on a road-legal version that would be produced in small numbers at Porsche's new manufacturing facility in Leipzig. Porsche started a production run of Carrera GTs in 2004, shipping the units with an MSRP of US $448,000. The first Carrera GT went on sale in the United States on January 31, 2004.
Originally a production run of 1,500 cars was planned. However, Porsche announced in August 2005 that it would not continue production of the Carrera GT through to 2006, citing discontinuation was due to changing airbag regulations in the United States. As of May 6, 2006, 1,270 GT's had been manufactured, with 604 being sold in the United States.