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2006 Porsche Carrera GT550.000-750.000 EUR - Estimate

Porsche Carrera GT

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French title
Chassis n° WPOZZZ98Z6L000179
Engine n° 90630709.
- Eric Coicaud's collection
- Supercar with an extraordinary sound
- Exceptional performance, 330 km/h
- 3 owners, transparent history
- Just 1 269 examples

Reference Number 578081

as of 5/24/2019

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Théâtre du Rond-Point 2 bis, Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Paris
75008 Paris  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
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Car 2006 Porsche Carrera GT
VIN WPOZZZ98Z6L000179 
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Known History

As an enthusiast for exceptional Porsche, Mr Eric Coicaud has a Carrera GT in his stable. He chose a red example, like his 918 Spyder, reinforcing, if there was ever any need, the exclusive nature of his collection. A technological showcase for Porsche, and first presented as a concept at the Paris Motor Show in 2000, the Carrera GT was sold between 2003 and 2006. This extraordinary supercar was designed to compete with the Ferrari Enzo, Mercedes SLR and Ford GT. It has all the means to do so, starting with a breath-taking performance. Capable of 0 to 100 km/h in 3,9' and 0 to 200 km/h in 9,9', the car boasts a top speed of 330 km/h. In the sequence of Porsche supercars, the car followed the 959, and received a body that was elegant, yet aggressively sporty. The four covered headlights, side air intake and streamlined profile reference earlier machines such as the Spider 550 and 917 that played a key role in the marque's racing history. The double bubble roof that extends over the engine cover is also inspired by competition cars. Beneath this cover is a 5.7 litre 40-valve V10 engine producing 612 bhp at 8 000 rpm. The car employs technical solutions tried and tested in endurance racing, a distillation of the Stuttgart marque's unrivalled experience. The aerodynamics are highly sophisticated: a rear wing raises at 120 km/h, and the floor shape generates downforce that increases with the speed. Attention was paid to keeping the weight down to no more than 1 380 kg, by extensive use of composite materials like carbon fibre, and, for the extremely rigid chassis, a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFP) developed by Porsche. The lightweight ceramic clutch and brakes offer efficiency and resistance.

The Carrera GT, a race car adapted for road use, also offers comfort and equipment. In a cabin containing carbon fibre, leather and galvanised magnesium, passengers benefit from air conditioning, a sophisticated audio system and GPS. The two-part carbon fibre roof is retractable, offering an open drive in good weather. Power steering makes driving more comfortable, and there are various electronic assistance systems: ABS for the brakes, traction control and anti-skid. For those wanting an added thrill, or for track use, these systems can be switched off. Our Carrera GT comes with a transparent history, being a three-owner car that has been used carefully, judging from its current presentation. It was bought new in 2006 by Mr B. Riepl from Miesbach in Germany. He kept the car until 2012, selling it to a second owner, V. Berk form Berlin. The log book shows that it was serviced in 2008 by Porsche Munich, at just over 4 000 km. Mr Eric Coicaud sought out our " Guards Red " Carrera GT, acquiring it in September 2014 from the Centre Porsche Imsa Rouen, where it had come from Germany with a " Porsche Approved " certificate and under 9 000 km on the clock. Major maintenance work was carried out by the Porsche Centre in Aachen prior to purchase, which included work to the clutch, the achilles heel of this special GT car. With a bill on file for almost 25 000 €, it is clear the car was extensively checked over, an important task in preserving the sophisticated mechanics of this extraordinary machine. The car was then serviced by the Centre Porsche Imsa Rouen in December 2016 at 11 054 km. It will be serviced again before the sale, with the work carried out by the reputable team of Raymond Narac. It has a sublime " Terracotta " leather and carbon interior, with the original Online Pro Becker radio/GPS. Fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, the car comes with its books and invoices. We had the opportunity to see this amazing machine in action and were blown away by the acceleration of the V10 engine with a sound like a Formula 1 car. Belonging to the exclusive club for exceptional supercars, less than 1 300 examples were built of this model. With just 12 000 km on the clock and presented in a livery that makes it even more exclusive, our Carrera GT, in superb condition, is highly collectable and will excite anyone passionate about exceptional engineering.

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