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                                                                         2008 Porsche Carrera GT
            
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     New Porsche Carrera GT 2008 with its 5.7-liter, 605-horsepower V10 engine

The Porsche Carrera GT was originally conceived at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As Porsche secured its sixteenth outright victory in June 1998, the idea was proposed of a road-going sports car based exclusively on racing technology. Two years later, in the autumn of 2000, that concept began to take shape.

As a pure encapsulation of Porsche engineering, the Carrera GT is a natural evolution based on more than 23,000 race victories. A road-going supercar built for uncompromising performance and unlimited driving pleasure.

                                           Specifications
      Engine                                      V10
      HP    605 HP@ 8000 rpm
      Displacement     5733cc (350 cu. in.)
      Torque    437 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
      Weight    3043 lb (1380kg)
      Acceleration 0-62  mph        3.9 sec.                                         
      Top speed    205 mph (330km/h)
      Driveline    Rear Wheel Drive
      Price (approx)    Starting at $440,000


That pleasure begins as you unlock the door with a squeeze of the key remote. Step inside and you shall find an elegant composition of interior materials, including carbon fiber, leather and magnesium. Turn the key and the powerful V10 eagerly springs into life. The vigorous acoustics are an exhilarating prelude to what is an unforgettable driving experience. Blip the throttle, and the engine resonates with the rush of incoming air. The resulting sound is straight from the racetrack, only this time you can drive it on the road.

Power is delivered with explosive prowess, yielding equal measures of agility and precision with effortless energy and control. Acceleration through corners is accomplished with ease and barely a trace of body roll. The lightweight chassis combines with a low center of gravity and balanced weight distribution to achieve unprecedented cornering speeds.

Performance:

The Carrera GT is a totally new development based on Porsche racing design. As such, it carries all the familiar hallmarks of Porsche motorsport and our relentless passion for performance.

One of the most uncompromising vehicles ever created for the road, this latest generation of Porsche offers breathtaking performance in every respect. From a standing start, it reaches 124 mph (200 km/h) in just 9.9 seconds en route to a top track speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

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).

Design:

The distinctive design of the 2008 Carrera GT presents race engineering in an elegant package that is uniquely and unmistakably Porsche.

With its imposing exterior and dominant rear wing, the car is instantly recognizable from every angle and a powerful presence on the road. At the front, the headlights pay sweeping homage to the legendary Porsche 917 - our first outright winner at Le Mans. Other distinctive features include the aerodynamically sculpted exterior mirrors and LED indicator modules. Together, these elements combine past and present in a whole new application of Porsche design.