Carrera GT 2008 with its 5.7-liter, 605-horsepower
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.
|| 605 HP@
|| 5733cc (350 cu. in.)
|| 437 lb-ft @
|| 3043 lb
Acceleration 0-62 mph
|| 3.9 sec.
|| 205 mph
|| Rear Wheel
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.
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
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).
The distinctive design of the 2008 Carrera GT presents race
engineering in an elegant package that is uniquely and unmistakably
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.