And I've got one of my readers to blame. Posting as Maxoge on YouTube he emailed me with a video from a recent track day, driving his Carrera GT around the Nordschleife at a fair old lick. I've watched many variations on the theme over the years. In this one nobody crashes, there's only one (neatly contained) moment of drama and the pace is on the sensible and controlled side of rapid. It's just great seeing the Porsche supercar being used as intended though.
We hear so much these days about cars bought and traded as commodities, the stereotyped owners perhaps never even laying eyes as precious metal languishes beneath a cover in a basement garage hopefully making good on investment potential. Prices, like the £1.8m for a 911 GT2 at auction the other week, just inflate the bubble of hype and speculation, reducing these wonderful machines to trinkets to be traded according to the prevailing winds of fashion and exchange rates.
Somehow the Carrera GT has slipped between the cracks of this world. OK, they go for half a million. But in the league in which they operate the Paganis, Koenigseggs, super-special Ferraris and limited edition McLarens all trade into seven figures. Lost that middle ground between 'regular' supercars and the hypercar elite the Carrera GT still looks a relative bargain.