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Porscheís development center in Weissach, Germany, built a 5.5-liter, normally aspirated V10 engine for racing, and that engineís bores have been enlarged to displace 5.7 liters in the Carrera GT. Maximum output is rated at 605 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, with peak torque of 435 lb-ft. The engine has a very low center of gravity, a 68-degree V angle and four valves-per-cylinder heads. The engine block serves as a load-bearing part of the chassis structure, yet is so strong that there is no distortion to the cylinder bores. Using dry-sump lubrication reduces the number of engine components and seals and also helps optimize weight and reliability.

The engine has a closed-deck configuration, a principle carried over from motorsports. This closeddesk architecture enables the cylinders to be cooled by internal water chambers that directly surround the cylinders. Three front-mounted radiators and cross flow cooling ensure optimum heat transfer even under high engine loads.

The engine weighs only 472 pounds (214 kg). The block, crankshaft and camshafts are all made of light alloys. The crankshaft is designed to operate at speeds of up to 8,400 rpm and is both forged and designed for minimum mass inertia and thus offers maximum torsional stiffness.



DISPLACEMENT CU IN (cc): 350 (7533)
POWER BHP (kW) AT RPM: 605 (450) / 8000
TORQUE lb-ft (Nm) @ RPM: 437(590) / 5750

BRAKES F/R: ABS, vented disc/vented disc
TIRES F/R: 265/35 ZR19 - 335/30 ZR20

LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT (in): 181.6 ◊ 75.6 ◊ 45.9
WEIGHT lbs (kg): 3043 (1380)

ACCELERATION 0-62MPH (secs): 3.9
TOP SPEED MPH (km/h): 205 (330)

The Porsche Carrera GT, which was introduced as a 2004 model, is a low, sleek, lightweight roadster that is as beautiful to the engineer as it is to the eye. Foul weather protection is also available in the form of two removable panels that can be stored in the front trunk.

Among the carís unique features are its 5.7-liter, 605-horsepower V10 engine, its monocoque chassis with Porsche-patented engine and transmission mounts made of carbon-reinforced plastic and the first use of a ceramic composite clutch in a production car. The Carrera GTís aerodynamic and race-bred suspension package provides safe and stable travel at speeds of up to 205 mph (330 km/h). The Carrera GT features the extensive use of lightweight materials, such as magnesium for the carís substantial wheels and the frames of its special sport seats.

The result of such artistic and athletic equipment is a car that accelerates from a standing start to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 3.9 seconds, reaches 100 mph (160 km/h) in less than seven seconds, 125 mph (200 km/h) in less than 10 seconds, and can achieve a top test-track speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).


Even with its racing-quality performance, the Porsche Carrera GT has a cockpit characterized by functional ambience and the extensive use of high-tech materials. Carbon, magnesium and leather dominate interior materials, with composite components either in their natural state or painted to match the magnesium pieces.

The carís center console is made of composite materials covered in galvanized magnesium and features the chassis number imprinted on the surface. The shift lever is positioned about halfway up the console directly next to the steering wheel.

The seats are finished in smooth leather and have manual adjustment (fore, aft and height) because power motors would add unnecessary weight. The seats are made of a composite carbon shell. Each seat weighs only 23.6 pounds (10.7 kg.), compared to 44.1 pounds (20 kg.) for the seats in a typical Porsche 911.

Air conditioning is optimized for weight and the car comes with a standard air filter system. A glass screen is mounted between the supplemental safety bars to help reduce wind buffeting. Even though the Carrera GT is a serious performance car, it can be equipped with many comfort features, including a navigation system and Bose audio. A battery trickle-charger is included as standard equipment.
When it's in black im in love.
No point on even voting for this becuase we all know it is ice cold.
QUOTE(UserDrew @ Jul 3 2007, 08:43 AM) *
No point on even voting for this becuase we all know it is ice cold.

Yeah, I was confused there's even a debate. You know where my vote is. dance.gif
Except perhaps the brilliant F40 or maybe a handful of the best Lamborghinis, this is about as cool as supercars get.
The positioning of the shift knob is bizarre. Very very high. Makes the interior look odd.

Still, frozen.
White RSX
QUOTE(Mitlov @ Jul 3 2007, 03:26 PM) *
The positioning of the shift knob is bizarre. Very very high. Makes the interior look odd.

Still, frozen.

Haven't sat in one eh? Positioning is great, it looks really high in all the pictures but when you're down in it the positioning is perfect.
I think the headlights look lame, but man if half the stuff I've read about it is true, then this thing is glacier cold. thumbs_up.gif
this is great, almost a unanimous poll. thumbs_up.gif
I have always thought that only cars that recieve 75% or more of it's votes as subzero should end up in subzero, it would make it much more exclusive.
Tony Two Shoes
The wood shifter is kinda queer for a car of this caliber. But at the same time it's not the typical chrome or carbon fiber. It should have been carved from the bones of King Tut. DS_Naughty2.gif
Sex on wheels.
This is one of those cars that pictures just cannot do justice. I'm not even going to bother elaborating. So cool in so many way. Glacially cool.
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