Earlier this month, the auction site Bring a Trailer sold its most expensive car ever — a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT for $1.9M USD — and now it hasn’t just smashed its own record, it has broken the record for the most expensive Carrera GT ever sold, totaling $2M USD.
The Carrera GT, which originally cost $448,300 USD, has been going up in price ever since it was first released. Just a few months ago in September 2021, a 2004 example sold for $1.3M USD — and that was only the beginning. Much like other modern classics, as well as most Porsches in general, prices for pre-owned rarities are only going up as people turn towards cars that are more geared towards driving and purity, something the Carrera GT excels in.
It does this thanks to it packing a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V10 engine that delivers 605 HP at 8,000 rpm and 435 lb-ft of torque at 5,750 rpm, and it is renowned for the truly epic sound that comes out of the cannon-like exhausts at the rear. This particular example is arguably the cleanest that’s ever been sold on the market since launching, accumulating just 250 miles in its 17 years of existence. At the time, it showed off the German brand’s capabilities of producing a hypercar, squaring up to the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes-McLaren SLR, which it often gave a run for their money thanks to it being relatively light due to it sporting carbon fiber body panels all over.
Take a look at the just-sold Porsche Carrera GT above, and expect these cars to only rise in price as time goes on.
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