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Supercar royalty, 2,200-mile Porsche Carrera GT seeks new owner at auction

Codenamed 980, the Porsche Carrera GT is without a doubt, the royalty of supercars. The V10-engined model, contemporary to the V12-engined Ferrari Enzo, should have 1,500 units.

Due to a change in airbag regulations, 1,270 of the model were produced.

Chassis number WP0CA29805L001539 is one of those rare cars, a 2005 model that shows 3,616 kilometers on the clock.

Originally delivered to an Ohio-based dealership, the model is now located in Connecticut.

Porsche Carrera GT will be auctioned with some extra features

The WP0CA29805L001539 is offered in Bring a Trailer with a few extras including a $ 455.340 window sticker.

Adjusted for inflation, this sum converts to $ 690,520.

As of press time, the 1,029th out of 1,270 cars is bid high at US $ 1,400,000 after six bids, with the auction ending October 10.

The window sticker highlights a suggested retail price of US$ 440,000, followed by US$ 5,040 in exclusive options, a US$ 5,400 gas drinker fee, and a US$ 2,900 destination fee.

But the Porsche Carrera GT also comes with other exclusive options chosen by the owner like aluminum-look seat belt retractors, the same finish for the ventilation slats, floor mats, a leather CD storage box and a thicker steering wheel.

In terms of miles per gallon, you can expect 10 in the city and 16 on the highway, converting to 23.5 and 14.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

Clearly not as efficient as the successor to the 918 Spyder, but this model has a few tricks up its sleeve that still guarantee its pride of place in the supercar category.

Firstly, the model is connected to a six-speed manual that makes the driving experience more immersive with the help of a clutch pedal.

Secondly, the 5.7 liter engine is derived from a V10 that was originally intended for Formula 1 racing and later adapted for endurance racing in the LMP2000.

Capable of turning 8,400 revolutions per minute, the free-breathing mill generates 603 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 435 foot-pounds (590 Nm) at 5,750 rpm.

The numbers might not sound impressive by modern standards, but it's certainly more exciting than a Taycan Turbo S.

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