Released at the 2003 Geneva Auto Show, Porsche’s Carrera GT was a final production version of the concept car first seen at the 2001 Paris Auto Salon. It was Porsche’s first limited production supercar since 959 production stopped in 1988. At the time of launch, it was one of the few available products that rivaled the Ferrari Enzo.Unlike the 911, which carried the company for four decades, the Carrera GT was complete bottom up design. When it arrived as a production car in 2003, the Carrera GT was instantly hailed as an era-defining supercar. Almost two decades after the first Carrera GT rolled out from Leipzig, and it’s safe to say that this supercar still excels both as a collector and a driver’s car. While the game moved on with the Porsche 918, that hypercar from Porsche was catering to a new breed of Silicon Valley billionaires, with its high-tech, environmentally aware philosophy. The Carrera GT was a raw, almost unhinged no-nonsense traditional supercar. The last analog hypercar and probably the best supercar ever made. See all our Porsche Carrera GT Research.
Porsche's open-top, 603-hp, manually shifted Carrera GT makes other supercars seem quaint. It is arguably the best supercar ever made. Under the skin, the car used many modern hallmarks of motor sport engineering: a carbon fiber chassis, dry sump lubrication, inboard suspension and a mid-mounted engine that was engineered to sit as low as possible to ground. Performance on paper and in person was spectacular. Peak supercar. Read More
For the 2000 Paris Motor Show, Porsche prepared a concept supercar that eventually turned into a limited production car. The concept's basic shape and specification were close the production version, which included a low-mounted V10 engine that was sourced from their scrapped Le Mans prototype program in 1999. Two functioning concepts were produced for both the European and North American show circuits. Read More