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Carrera GT
2003 Carrera GT
Porsche
Porsche logo
400,000 CR
Model year: 2003
Performance Index: S 672
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Mid
Basic Performance
SPEED
8.7
HANDLING
6.2
ACCELERATION
8.9
LAUNCH
8.3
BRAKING
6.2
Advanced Performance
Power: 605 HP (451 kW)
Torque: 435 lb ft (589 N·m)
Weight: 3197 lbs (1450 Kg)
Front: 42%
Displ: 5.7 L
Power/weight: 417 HP per ton

311 kW per ton

Unveiled at the 2003 Geneva Auto Show, the 2003 Carrera GT was Porsche’s first concept car since the last 959 rolled off the line in 1988. The Carrera GT is astounding. Porsche has taken the use of lightweight materials to a new level with its carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, magnesium wheels, and titanium pushrods. Never before have such materials come together in a car. The result is a motor with almost zero rotational inertia, and a chassis that has nearly zero flex. And yes, it’s light. The 5.7-liter V10 creates 605 horsepower and throttle response likened to an F1 racing car. The Carrera GT will hit 124 miles per hour in less than 10 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. Only 1,270 were built. What sets this supercar apart is the lack of electronic aids. There is no traction or stability control; there are no paddle shifters or automatic rev matching. This is a driver’s supercar that is superbly engineered and puts the responsibility of reaching its performance potential firmly with the pilot. Unlike faster cars in its class, handling in corners was not compromised for top speed potential. These factors spell one thing: Porsche!

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