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Car news | 01.02.2014 - 11:03

Porsche Carrera GT – don’t mess with this car

Porsche Carrera GT is not the type of car to mess with, and the groundbreaking technology behind every model makes it one of the company’s most pioneering vehicles ever produced.
Porsche Carrera GT
Unlike most Porsche cars, the GT is a lot wider and more specious.

Manufactured between 2004 and 2007, Porsche Carrera GT is considered a remarkable car considering it is powered by a V10 engine that produces 612 horsepower.  The maker claims that the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km per hour in exactly 3.9 seconds, and the maximum speed it can attain is 330 km/h. Porsche Carrera GT is not the type of car to mess with, and the groundbreaking technology behind every model makes it one of the company’s most pioneering vehicles ever produced. Estimated at $500,000, Carrera GT is an exotic supercar that calls for a driver’s ultimate attention while on the road.

Featuring inboard suspension, pure carbon fiber subframe and monocoque, and dry sump lubrication, the GT’s spoiler has the ability to extend in the air at 100 km/h. With a radiator that’s 5 times the size of Porsche 911 Turbo, GT has rear and front suspension with pushrod dampers with rear and front anti-roll bars and actuated shock absorbers.

Porsche Carrera GT – a genuine powerhouse

As you climb into the GT you’ll find yourself surrounded by carbon fiber, an advanced material used to make F1 cars. The bodywork and chassis of the Porsche GT are also made of carbon fiber; some parts of the cabin are similar to some other Porsche variants, the steering wheel and instruments are almost identical to Porsche Boxster and 911, yet the resemblances end the moment you start the engine. Featuring a 5.7-l V10 engine, the GT comes to life with a purposeful, loud noise, answering instantly as soon as you place your foot on the throttle pedal. Originally created for Le Mans program, this beautiful jewel is a genuine race car, a powerhouse you shouldn’t mess around with if you’re a novice driver.

It’s been almost a decade since Porsche released Carrera GT, and surprisingly its almighty 605 bhp power continues to make the car one of the stronger, fastest, and most powerful vehicles ever built. Produced solely with a manual gearbox and featuring a race-specification ceramic clutch and instant response means driver must be really gentle when driving to avoid stalling. It’s all about getting used to the clutch, and as soon as you’ve done that you’ll notice the gearshift is accurate and light.

Porsche Carrera GT – a supercar to own and drive

Unlike most Porsche cars, the GT is a lot wider and more specious. The vehicle comes with a firm suspension, which means you have to avoid bad roads. Considering we’re talking about a supercar, the GT was particularly designed to run with the speed of light. The engine was made to go fast, so if you’re not an experienced driver, you shouldn’t go over the limit. No matter how groundbreaking the car’s overall design it, it’s the GT’s corners that come alive while on the road.

Easy to drive (just like most Porsche cars actually) thanks to precise routing, the tires provide vast grip – it is possible to drive the GT faster than any other car without feeling you’ve reached the top limit. It’s that smooth! Considering it is a modern vehicle, it comes with a standard traction control system that works to go with the power sent out to the rear wheels, thus preventing the car from descending under power.

If you leave the system running, you’ll be able to drive your Porsche Carrera GT a lot faster, yet if you turn if off you unlock another side of the car’s personality (sudden transition from car gripping to car sliding). Some people consider the feature as being part of the GT’s purpose as a super advanced car, yet if you’re 100% sure that you know what you’re doing, then go ahead and switch off the system.

Porsche Carrera GT – destroyed by the media, yet invincible in the eyes of the people

The media is desperately trying to blame Porsche for Paul Walker’s accident by saying the GT he was riding in was defective and dangerous. They’re definitely distorting the truth. Prior to reaching any rushed conclusions, we must first have the facts. Considering Carrerra GT is a challenging vehicle, it should have been treated with respect. Other experienced drivers have also crashed a GT such as Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of Top Gear, who survived successfully. Unfortunately, cars are not people so they can’t announce drivers that they’re entering a danger zone and that they should stop. 

Porsche Carrera GT is a phenomenal car, yet that doesn’t mean it can’t be dangerous. It reaches 600 horsepower so it’s rather hard to maneuver even for the most experienced drivers. When not handled properly it can be brutal to operate, yet mind-blowingly good. Specialists are underlying that Carrera GT is extremely hard to drive, and that it’s more appropriate for racers not amateurs. Featuring a top speed of 208 mph, a pioneering V10 motor and over 600 horsepower, there’s no wonder it must be handled with care. The mere fact that the car’s engine is placed in the middle means that it features increased agility. It has the capacity to turn a lot faster than cars with a front engine.

 

The GT changes direction very fast, pretty much like a race car; also, it is considered a rather unusual Porsche vehicle because it doesn’t have electronic stability control. What does that mean? That it’s merciless with driving mistakes.  Stability control is excellent at fixing slides and preserving the vehicle from losing performance. Learning to maneuver a GT and thus driving it properly is certainly not an easy endeavor. Considering it changes directions so fast, you’ve got a lot to learn.

The GT is a racer, so it’s not appropriate for driving on public roads. Let’s not mess with it because it’s one of the world’s trickiest cars to drive. Designing something as stunningly impractical as the Porsche Carrera GT, engineers might develop an obsession on attaining a decreased, nearly bottomless center of gravity. The car’s crankshaft spins 3.9 inches above the carbon fiber floor, and that’s possible because of the motor’s dry-sump systems and small-diameter clutch.

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