What happens when you find a Porsche LeMans engine on the shelf? You build a car worthy of its abilities. We may never know the true story of the Carrera GT, but it is the result of a racing program that ended up on the street. Porsche’s first carbon fiber supercar, the body was inspired by the 718 Spyder from the early 60’s. It is street legal in the eyes of the law, armed with a 5.7 liter V10 and a 10,000 rpm tachometer.The flat-plane crankshaft and titanium connecting rods allow it to rev instantly, sending 558 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. The inboard coil-over suspension allows for individual weight adjustment at each corner. In true racing fashion, the rear bellcranks are integrated with the engine block, which makes for incredible grip & strength.
Forget everything you know about driving. The ceramic clutch and inboard suspension were designed for the track. Only 1,270 examples were produced, but many have ended in tragedy and driver error. The odometer reads just over 2,000 miles, which is why the Fayance Yellow paint looks factory fresh. This Carrera GT was part of the Les Quam Collection, and it includes the Prospective Owner’s Kit along with all books/manuals. It has no stability control or active handling. It has a giant engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Porsche made a statement to the world. One that will never be repeated. If you feel up to a challenge, this car is heading to Mecum’s Las Vegas Auction. Click the link below for more information, & we’ll see you there!
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