Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT

Roadster, 2006

Highlights

  • Basalt Black over Austrian Red Leather to Sample
  • RUF integrated front-axle lifting system
  • Full luggage set in Natural Dark Grey Leather

Porsche Carrera GT (2006) for sale!

This C16 UK Supplied example is one of just a handful of UK Carrera GT’s to receive bespoke options and colours. From new, this example was optioned with Austrian Red leather-to-sample, no doubt inspired by the greatest open top Porsches built, the 356 Speedster and later 911 Speedsters. With bespoke tailoring through Porsche Special Wishes, this example truly stands out from its peers.

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Factory Options

  • 288 – Headlamp washer
  • 384 – Carrera GT bucket seat, left
  • 385 – Carrera GT bucket seat, right
  • 466 – Rear fog light, right
  • 482 – Tire Pressure Monitoring TPM
  • 492 – Headlights for left-hand traffic
  • 534 – Theft security system
  • 536 – Alarm siren and tilt sensor
  • 572 – Manual air-conditioning system
  • 579 – Carrera GT luggage set, Dark Grey
  • 681 – Carrera GT sound system
  • 690 – CD radio „Porsche Online Pro“

Z orders (Special Orders):

  • 24221 and 24222 – Leather to sample according to sketch
  • 24223 – Carpeting black
  • 24271 – Custom tailoring
  • 25701 – Lateral supports standard leather – deviating colour
  • 25704 – Roll bar trim standard leather – deviating colour
  • 25706 – Armrest at door trim standard leather – deviating colour
  • 25707 – Covering door inner storage bin standard leather – deviating colour

Service History

  • 31.05.2006 – Porsche Reading – Supplied new to first owner
  • 10.08.2006 – Porsche Reading – Porsche W607 Recall
  • 09.06.2008 – Porsche Reading – Annual Service & Brake Fluid Change – 3,044 miles
  • 03.09.2009 – Porsche Reading – Annual Service – 3,652 miles
  • 30.11.2010 – Porsche Reading – Major Service & Brake Fluid Change – 4,127 miles
  • 30.11.2010 – Porsche Reading – Porsche W735 Recall
  • 21.03.2012 – Porsche Reading – Annual Service – 4,182 miles
  • 21.03.2014 – Porsche Reading – Annual Service & Brake Fluid Change – 4,187 miles
  • 06.07.2016 – Porsche Reading – Annual Service & Brake Fluid Change – 4,584 miles
  • 30.04.2018 – Porsche Reading – Brake Fluid Change – 4,646 miles
  • 16.09.2019 – Porsche Reading – Annual Service – 4,771 miles
  • 11.08.2020 – DK Engineering – Annual Service – 4,789 miles
  • 29.03.2022 – Porsche Reading – Major Service & Brake Fluid Change – 5,019 miles
  • 18.08.2023 – Porsche Reading – Annual Service – 5,088 miles

Today this UK supplied Carrera GT in an outstanding factory specification presents superbly and is available to view at our showrooms outside London immediately. Having remained within our storage facility since 2020, this example has continued to be used sparingly at today presents with just 5,090 miles from new.

  • UK Supplied C16
  • Basalt Black with Austrian Red Leather to Sample
  • Comprehensive Service History
  • 5,090 miles
  • Ruf front-axle lifting system, c.£20k
  • Former property of Liam Howlett of The Prodigy
  • Natural Dark Grey Leather Luggage set

This C16 UK Supplied example is one of just a handful of UK Carrera GT’s to receive bespoke options and colours. From new, this example was optioned with Austrian Red leather-to-sample, no doubt inspired by the greatest open top Porsches built, the 356 Speedster and later 911 Speedsters  

Model:

The Carrera GT’s roots can be firmly traced back to its predecessors, the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 racing cars. In 1998 Porsche 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, pushing the project back to planned completion in 2000. The V10 was a unit secretly built by Porsche for the Footwork Formula One team in 1992 but had been shelved. The engine was resurrected for the Le Mans prototype and increased in size to 5.7-litres. Unfortunately, the project was cancelled after two days of testing for the first car, 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. It was also speculated that VW-Audi chairman Ferdinand Piëch wanted Audi’s new Le Mans Prototype, the Audi R8 not to face competition from Porsche in 2004.

Porsche did keep part of the project alive showing a concept car at the 2000 Geneva 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, the first Carrera GT went on sale in the US on January 31, 2004. The Carrera GT is powered by a 5.7-litre V10 engine producing 612 horsepower. Porsche claims it will accelerate from 0 to 62.1 mph in 3.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of 205 mph although road tests indicated that in reality, the car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds! The Carrera GT has a basic five colour paint schemes which included Guards Red, Fayence Yellow, Basalt Black, GT Silver and Seal Grey. Custom colours were also available from the factory. A traditional six-speed manual transmission is the only available.

Elements pointing to the car’s stillborn Le Mans routes are abundant throughout the car. Attached to this gearbox is a Beechwood gear knob which pays homage to the wooden gear knob used in the Porsche 917 Le Mans racers. In typical Porsche fashion, the ignition is to the left of the steering wheel. This placement dates back to the early days of Le Mans racing when drivers were required to make a running start, hop into their cars, start them and begin the race. The placement of the ignition enabled the driver to start the car with his left hand and put it in gear with his right.

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Fahrzeugdaten

Baujahr: 2006
Modell: Carrera GT
Karosserie: Roadster
Baureihe: Carrera GT
Laufleistung: 5000 mi
Leistung: 603 PS
Hubraum: 5,7 Liter
Lenkung: links
Getriebe: Manuell
Antrieb: Heckantrieb
Kraftstoff: Benzin
Innenfarbe: Rot
Innenmaterial: Leder
Außenfarbe: Schwarz
Hersteller Farbbezeichnung (außen): Basalt Black
Neu / gebraucht: Gebrauchtwagen
Fahrbereit: ja
Land der Erstauslieferung: Vereinigtes Königreich
Fahrzeugstandort: GBVereinigtes Königreich

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