For Australian buyers, getting the Porsche Carrera GT down under and registered is an eye-wateringly expensive exercise. Notwithstanding the fact that some states refuse to register the pioneering German Hypercar, those who will are charging buyers a fortune in taxes.
Happily, for the left hand drive-market in the United States, where the Porsche Carrera GT was sold through select dealerships in 2004, the legendary Porsche is slightly more accessible.
Launched in 2004 in response to the Ferrari Enzo, The Carrera GT was an uncompromising effort by Porsche to create the greatest road-going sports car ever made. Powered by a mid-mounted 456kW/590Nm 5.7L V10, paired with a driver-centric six-speed manual gearbox, the Carrera GT will sprint to 100km/h in 3.8sec and onto a top speed of more than 330km/h.
This stunning Carrera GT is set to go under the hammer at the Mecum’s event in Monterey, California next month. The asking price? Prospective buyers are being told not to expect any change from $1.5million AUD.