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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.
Porsche Carrera GT
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.