2004 Porsche Carrera GT
The Porsche Carrera GT saga starts five years before the first production model left Porsche’s facilities in Leipzig, Germany. Porsche sought to develop a new Le Mans prototype to replace the venerable GT1, which was powered by a 5.5-liter V-10 engine. However, a change in FIA rules quickly shelved their racing plans while the model was in development. Porsche remained undeterred and continued forward with plans to make the platform suitable for road use. To attract attention to their stand at the Paris Motor Show in 2000, Porsche displayed a road going concept alongside their other production models. Wth the amount of attention that the concept received, combined with additional revenue from the Cayenne, Porsche decided to go ahead and produce the car. The Carrera GT was first offered for sale in 2004, alongside the Ferrari Enzo, Ford GT, and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and it more than held its own in what proved to be an incredible year of supercars. The materials that went into the construction of the Carrera GT were simply those of an engineer’s dream. By utilizing a carbon-fiber monocoque and subframe, as well as carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche’s engineers pushed the envelope of what was mechanically possible in order to offer a car that was as light as it was strong. Porsche also designed a three-disc carbon-fiber racing clutch for the car, which measured 7.5 inches in diameter and was about a third the size of a normal clutch. Similar attention to detail was applied to nearly every facet of the car. The ultra-lightweight forged magnesium wheels had center-locking bolts that were color coded for each side of the car, ensuring that wrong bolts were never put on the incorrect side of the car.
At the heart of the Carrera GT beats a fiery 5.7 liter V-10 engine. Performance was incredible, with 605 horsepower and 435 foot-pounds of torque, and the Carrera GT could rocket from 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds towards a top speed of 205 mph. The Carrera GT truly showed it’s racing roots when, in July 2004, one piloted by Walter Röhrl lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:28. It was a record for Porsche that was not broken until the release of the 911 GT2 RS in 2010.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
Over the course of it’s 70 year history, Porsche has been at the forefront of crafting automobiles at the cutting edge of performance and technology. Influenced by both the technological powerhouse that was the 959 and the uncompromising Carrera GT, the 918 Spyder utilizes state-of-the-art
hybrid-electric technology to improve efficiency, as well as raise the bar of hyper car performance.
Derived from that of Porsche’s Le Mans winning RS Spyder LMP2 Racer, the 918’s Sophisticated V8, an all-aluminum DOHC engine with direct fuel injection and a carbon-polymer dry-sump oiling system, is a powerhouse all by itself, developing 608HP at 87,700 RPM. Add the two electric motors combined 285 HP into the mix and the 918’s output crescendos at a glorious bellowing from twin tail pipes exiting heavenward right behind the cockpit. The 918’s spectacular power is complemented with Porsche’s creative suspension management, electric power rack and pinion, steering wheel and a 217 MPA top speed.
If you find yourself fortunate enough to own a 918 and a Porsche Carrera GT, you can expect to pay in excess of two million dollars for them before tax.
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