Porsche Carrera GT 

  • $440k built in Leipzig, Germany
  • 2003-2007
  • 612 HP 5.7L
  • 205 mph
Motivation for the Carrera GT came directly from Porsche's successful motor sports program and the Porsche WSC-95 Le Mans prototype.
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Amenities such a Bose stereo system and air conditioning are optionally offered.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche Carrera GT


Carrera GT
3.9 s
918 Spyder
2.8 s
McLaren F1
3.2 s

Top speed

Carrera GT
205 mph
McLaren F1
242 mph
CTR³ Clubsport
229 mph


Carrera GT
7.1 s
McLaren F1
6.3 s
Lexus LFA
7.8 s

Top Gear track time

Carrera GT
Lexus LFA

1/4 mile

Carrera GT
11.4 s
McLaren F1
11.1 s

Nurburgring time

Carrera GT
918 Spyder
McLaren F1

Data points Key details of the Porsche Carrera GT


Carrera GT
918 Spyder
McLaren F1

Number built

Carrera GT
1,270 cars
McLaren F1
65 cars
Lexus LFA
500 cars

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

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Porsche Carrera GT

After winning Le Mans twice in 1996 and 1997, Porsche revived an old V10 engine for the 1999 season but it was shelved only two days into track testing.
Bored out to 5.5 liters, this unit then found its way into the Carrera GT Prototype.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Porsche
Price $440,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2003-2007
City mileage 8 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG
Number built 1,270 cars


Chief designer Harm Lagaay
Chief engineer Ferdinand Piëch
Platform Porsche Carrera Series
Generation First Generation
Body style 2-door roadster
Top type Hard removable


Transmission make Porsche 6-speed manual
Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.2:1
  2. 2: 1.87:1
  3. 3: 1.36:1
  4. 4: 1.07:1
  5. 5: 0.9:1
  6. 6: 0.75:1
Axle ratio 3.3:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Porsche 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Porsche 15 in Cross-drilled Ventilated Discs
Front tires Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front wheels 265/35 19
Wheel material Alloy
Rear tires Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear wheels 335/30 20
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 205 mph
1/4 mile 11.4 s
0-60mph 3.9 s
0-100mph 7.1 s
0-200kph 9.9 s
Distance 124 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.99 g
Top gear time 1:19.80
20.6km nurburgring time 7:28.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:08.60
Drag coefficient 0.4

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.97 lb/hp
Maximum hp 612 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Max RPM 8,400 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 3042%/-2942%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.8 feet
Steering system Rack and pinion


Engine make Porsche 5.7 V10
Displacement 5,733 cc
Cylinders V10
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3 in
Block material Aluminum alloy
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,042 lb
Width 75.6 in
Height 45.7 in
Length 181.5 in
Front track width 63.5 in
Ground clearance 3.4 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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