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Porsche Carrera GT Specifications
|Length||4,613 mm (181.6 inches)|
|Width||1,921 mm (75.6 inches)|
|Height||1,166 mm (45.9 inches)|
|Weight||1,427 kg (3,146 pounds)|
|Fuel Delivery||Naturally Aspirated|
|Number of Gears||6|
|Engine Size||5.7 Litre|
|Top Speed||334 km/h (208 mph)|
|Power||450 kW (612 hp)|
|List Price (US)||$448,000|
Porsche Carrera Top Speed
But it can’t also be argued that its speed. It has a top speed of 330 km/har or 205 miles an hour) is one of its greatest strengths.
It can zoom from 0 to 60 miles an hour in 3.5 seconds. After 3.3 seconds, it is climbing to 100 miles an hour. In 11 seconds, the GT would be passing the 130 mph mark.
Aside from its speed, the long and checkered history of the Porsche Carrera GT adds up to its status as one of the most popular cars of all time.
Despite its reputation as being a dangerous car to drive, the Porsche Carrera GT is widely hailed as one of the best cars ever. It topped the list of the best sports cars of the 2000s by Sports Car International. It was number eight in Sports Cars International’s list of the Top Sports Cars of All Time.
Carrera GT History
The Carrera GT was launched as a 2004 model in 2003. But conceptualization of its design goes all the way back to the late-90s when Porsche was developing its 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 racing cars for Le Man.
The original Porsche Carrera GT is a two-passenger spyder, two-door, mid-engine rear wheel drive sports car. With its V-10 engine, the Carrera GT churns out a power of 605 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 435 pound-feet of torque at 5750 rpm. The vehicle has a six-speed manual transmission and has a ceramic clutch.
The free-revving engine is also loud, something that many motorists appreciate. It blows out 93 decibels on the sound meter during a full throttle blast. But you would have to be outside of the car to hear that fantastic exhaust noise, as the Porsche Carrera GT has interiors that are designed to block out noise from the outside.
The Porsche Carrera GT is considered the first production car to have a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic for its module frame. Those features have become standard in the automotive industry today.
It also featured ceramic disc brakes that Porsche first introduced in 2001 with its 911 GT2. But Porsche made those ceramic brakes larger for the front and wheel, for improved stopping power.
The Porsche Carrera GT also had no electronic stability control system. According to Porsche, the driving behavior of the car is so good that there’s no need for such feature.
However, this has also been the subject of some criticisms, especially from experienced drivers. Without an electronic stability control, the car is very unforgiving with mistakes.