The Porsche Carrera GT
Just when you didn’t think a trip down to the Ray Catena Prep Center couldn’t get any better…
I always get excited when heading down to prep. There are endless possibilities of new inventory, vintage classics, and the unexpected hidden gems. In today’s case, scenario #3 came to fruition.
Off in the distance, something caught my eye. There was something tucked away in the far corner of the facility, draped in a white, cloth car cover. Something told me to take a peak. I walked over and took a look under the back end of the cover. “Could this be real,” I asked myself. I quickly ripped off what was masking the absolute beauty of this rare sports car.
It was the Porsche Carrera GT. One of which Dr. Wolfgang Porsche lists as one of his top 5 favorite Porsche’s of all time.
Ten years after production of the Carrera GT ended, it is now a member of the Porsche Classic family. The appearance and lines of the Type 980, which was manufactured from 2003 onwards, reveal its motor sports inheritance. While its design indicates its stylistic links with standard production vehicles, it also takes some of its features from legendary Porsche racing cars.
In this exclusive production run of only 1270 cars, the Carrera GT was powered by a ten-cylinder engine with dry-sump lubrication. The capacity of the 5.5-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine, which was originally designed for use on the track, was increased to 5.7 liters for the standard production model.
With a power output of 450 kW/612 PS at 8000 rpm and a top speed of over 330 km/h, the Carrera GT set new standards. This power was transferred to the road by manual six-speed gearbox.
See what Dr. Wolfgang Porsche has to say about the Carrera GT below:
Contact Ray Catena Porsche in Edison, NJ for more details about the Porsche Carrera GT:
(732) 205-9000 * 920 U.S. Highway One, Edison, NJ 08817
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