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2003 - Porsche Carrera GT


2003 - Porsche Carrera GT


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Released at the 2003 Geneva Auto Show, the Carrera GT represents Porsche's first limited production supercar since the 959 and one of the few available products that rival the Ferrari Enzo.

Motivation for the Carrera GT came from Porsche's successful motor sports program. A decision to start the Carrera GT as a proposal for Le Mans came after the last Porsche victory there in 1998 . The new car would homage to cars including the 917 and GT1. Both these cars have won Le Mans and both lent their technical developments to the Carrera GT.

Unlike the 911, which has carried the company for four decades, the Carrera GT has a new style and substance. Its styling, thankfully unchanged from Paris show car, departs from the traditional Porsche design language which the 959 couldn't escape.

Under the skin, the car uses familiar hallmarks of motor sport. combining light weight design and a low-centre of gravity with a mid-mounted engine. Having a mid-mounted engine helps the Carrera GT achieve better undertray airflow not possible on the rear-engine 911. If one aspect of the Carrera GT was to filter down to the 911, it could be this mid-ship layout.


:: Specifications

General
Engine
Performance
Year : 2003
Make and Model : Porsche Carrera GT
Curb Weight : 1380 kg
Layout : Mid Longitudinal Engine/RWD, ASR, LSD
Transmission : 6-Speed Manual, Two-Plate Ceramic Dry Clutch
Configuration : Aluminium 68 Degree, Water Cooled V10
Displacement : 5733 cc
Power : 612 bhp (456.4 kw) @ 8000 rpm
Torque : 589.78 nm @ 5750 rpm
Redline : 8400 rpm
Top speed : 329.9 kmh (205 mph)
Acc. 0-100 kmh : 3.8 s
Acc. 0-160 kmh : --s
Acceleration 0-¼ mile : 11.4 s
Lateral Acc. : --g

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