An exceptional Porsche Carrera GTZ that was listed for sale on the online automotive marketplace, Carhuna, was successfully auctioned off earlier this month.
According to GT Spirit, the final bid placed for the car was 1.45 million British pounds (equivalent to about $1.86 million), just slightly under the base estimate of 1.5 million British pounds. However, the ultimate price paid will be somewhat higher due to the mandatory buyer’s premium.
This final amount exceeded the market price for an average Porsche Carrera GT, a testament to the rarity of this vehicle. The GTZ model is distinguished by the Z in its name, signifying that it’s one of only six Carrera GTs (including the original prototype) that were redesigned by the Italian automotive design company, Zagato, in the previous decade.
The origin of the Carrera GTZ can be traced back to 2013 when a Carrera GT owner from Switzerland commissioned Zagato to replace the standard rear deck of the Porsche supercar, with its mesh-covered humps, with a more subdued design that aligned with the roof.
Photo credit: Carhuna – Porsche Carrera GTZ
Although most of the body was restructured by Zagato, the alterations are subtler than those seen in the company’s more recent works. As per Zagato, the objective was to develop a sleeker rear that mirrors the design efforts put into the Porsche 356.
Another five Carrera GT owners also opted for Zagato’s modification, the cost of which was equivalent to the price of another Carrera GT at the time. The vehicle that was recently auctioned was the fourth out of these five additional conversions and the sole one to also have its interior revamped.
Despite these cosmetic changes, the powertrain of all these cars remained untouched. Consequently, the Carrera GT’s resonant 5.7-liter V-10 continues to deliver 603 hp, which is conveyed to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. This setup enables the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, reaching a peak speed of about 205 mph.
The car in question initially began its journey as a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, initially delivered to a client in the U.S. As per the original Carhuna listing, the car had covered just 9,350 miles.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Porsche Carrera GTZ
What is the Porsche Carrera GTZ?
The Porsche Carrera GTZ is a rare and unique version of the Carrera GT supercar, rebodied by Italian coachbuilder Zagato. Only six of these special models were produced, including the original prototype.
How much did the Porsche Carrera GTZ sell for?
The Porsche Carrera GTZ was sold for a final bid of 1.45 million British pounds (approximately $1.86 million). However, the actual price paid will be higher due to the required buyer’s premium.
How does the Porsche Carrera GTZ differ from a standard Carrera GT?
The Porsche Carrera GTZ features subtle design changes made by Zagato to create a more flowing rear appearance, similar to the design work they did on the Porsche 356. The interior of this particular car was also reworked.
How powerful is the Porsche Carrera GTZ?
The Porsche Carrera GTZ is equipped with a sonorous 5.7-liter V-10 engine that produces 603 horsepower. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of around 205 mph.
How many Porsche Carrera GTZ models were made?
Only six Porsche Carrera GTZ models were ever produced, including the original prototype. These cars were created as special conversions by Zagato for select Carrera GT owners.
More about Porsche Carrera GTZ
- GT Spirit article: Rare Porsche Carrera GTZ by Zagato sells for over $1.8M
- Carhuna auction platform: Carhuna
- Zagato official website: Zagato