Porsche Carrera GT Exterior
The 2004 Carrera GT has two, removable carbon fiber roof panels. It has large headlamps, with a long and flat nose. Its front bumper resembled that of the Porsche 911, which it is based from.
It has a flat deck around the back with an anti-roll bar. Its taillights were integrated into the raised fenders. The rear wing raises at speed to provide a better drag coefficient.
When you look it from the side, you’ll notice the distinctive design of this supercar. Its flat body and long rear deck give it a unique look.
What’s more impressive with the Carrera GT is the inclusion of two carbon fiber panels in this car. The panels are very lightweight weighing just 6.4 pounds. These are also small enough to be stored in a front luggage compartment.
It comes in five standard colors—Guards Red, GT Silver, Seal Grey, Basalt Black, and Fayence Yellow. But Porsche also offered customers customized colors via its options list.
Porsche Carrera GT Interior
The interior of the Carrera GT has a clean design that is different from the cabin of other supercars in its time. Instead of putting wide and cluttered center consoles, Porsche decided to have a simpler look for the Carrera GT.
There’s less space between the seats. A light magnesium case is located on top of the center console, where all buttons and switches are found. The dashboard is primarily magnesium, with some bits of leather and carbon fiber around the steer wheel.
The seats are also made of carbon fiber with Kevlar, making it the first production car in the world with seats made of the said material. The seats of the Carrera GT are very lightweight, tipping the scales at a shade under 23 pounds. To give you a perspective, that’s about half the weight of a regular Porsche seat.
Porsche Carrera GT Price
The Porsche Carrera GT was in production from 2004 to 2007. Back in the day, the Porsche Carrera GT fetched an outrageous amount of $448,000.
But since Porsche no longer produces these cars, the only way you can own one is to buy a second-hand unit. The price, though, is more than double of the original price. Today, a second hand Porsche Carrera GT starts at a cost of $800,000.
Porsche Carrera GT Celebrity Owners
Despite being out of production since 2007, the Porsche Carrera GT remains very popular. In fact, many celebrities are proud owners of this supercar.
Popular TV host Jay Leno, a known car enthusiast, is one proud owner of a Porsche Carrera GT. Other celebrities who have a Carrera GT in their garages are Tim Allen and Jerry Seinfeld.
Because the Porsche Carrera GT isn’t the easiest car to drive, and with the number of accidents that it has figured in, the number of units around the world continues to decline.
But the declining number of units cannot take away the fact that the Porsche Carrera GT is one of the most powerful supercars known to man. From its race car (le man prototype), concept car beginnings to the production Carerra gt this is an awesome car.