The Porsche Carrera GT is a mid-engine sports car that was manufactured by German automobile manufacturer Porsche between 2004–2007. Sports Car International
named the Carrera GT number one on its list of Top Sports Cars of the 2000s, and number eight on Top Sports Cars of All Time list. For its advanced technology and development
of its chassis, Popular Science magazine awarded it the "Best of What's New" award in 2003.
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 HP at 8000 rpm
and a top speed of over 330 km/h / 205 MPH, the Carrera GT set new standards. This power was transferred to the road by manual six-speed gearbox.