Say hello to the one-off Porsche Carrera GT-R.
The Porsche Carrera GT is a famously feisty supercar. As Jay Leno once discovered after spinning out at nearly 200 mph at Tallegada, this car bites if you don't handle it with proper care. Nearly 20 years on, the V10-powered Porsche Carrera GT is still one of the best-sounding supercars of all time. But one owner wanted to make the Carrera GT even more special.
Originally, Porsche intended to use the chassis and engine for a new Le Mans racer, but the parts were instead used to build the road-going Carrera GT. Back in 2005, a customer in Belgium commissioned GPR to create a one-off Carrera GT track monster. The result was the Porsche Carrera GT-R, which brought Porsche's original vision of a Carrera GT racer to life.
To turn the Carrera GT into a track weapon, GPR installed a Motec control unit, bespoke wishbones and pushrods, and a new brake system from AP Racing. New pedals were also fitted along with an integrated air lift system adhering to motorsport standards and a high-performance clutch.
Other modifications to make the Carrera GT track-ready include a roll cage, BBS magnesium rims, automatic fire extinguishing system, and a fuel system that complies with motorsport specifications. While the stock Porsche Carrera GT generates 603 horsepower from a superb-sounding 5.7-liter V10 engine, the modified GT-R has an increased output of 650 hp, making it nearly as potent as the mighty 911 GT2 RS.
Originally, the owner wanted to race the Carrera GT-R in the World Endurance Championship, but regulation changes put a stop to these plans. Consequently, this one-of-a-kind Carrera GT was never raced and has only been driven a mere 1,243 miles. Thankfully, an opportunity has emerged for a new owner to race the Carrera GT-R like it was intended because the car is currently listed for sale at Mechatronik.
At the time, the conversion cost the original owner more than 220,000 euros ($269,676), but it can now be yours if you have 849.000 euros ($1.04 million) to spare. Considering the car's rarity and extensive list of modifications, that doesn't seem too extortionate.