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Porsche Carrera GT Concept (2000)

Porsche Carrera GT Concept (2000)

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. Unlike the production version, they used an LCD to display for instrumentation, had alcantara interior and custom metal switch gear throughout.

Porsche did keep part of the project alive by using the 5.5 L V10 from the prototype in a concept car called the Carrera GT shown at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, mainly in an attempt to draw attention to their display. Surprising interest in the vehicle and an influx of revenue provided from the Cayenne helped Porsche decide to produce the car, and development started on a road-legal version that would be produced in small numbers at Porsche’s new manufacturing facility in Leipzig. Porsche started a production run of the Carrera GT in 2004.

Specs & Performance

type Concept / Prototype Car
released at 2000 Paris Motor Show
built at Germany
production 2
engine 5.5 L V10
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5500 cc
power 416.1 kw / 558.0 bhp
specific output 50.73 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 223.2 bhp per tonne
torque 600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs
redline 8200
body / frame Carbon Fibre
driven wheels RWD
front tires 265/30R19
rear tires 335/30R20
front brakes Ceramic Vented Discs w/ABS & 8-Pot Callipers
rear brakes Ceramic Vented Discs w/ABS & 4-Pot Callipers
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Push-Rod Actuated Inboard Springs & Dampers,
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Push-Rod Actuated Inboard Springs & Dampers,
curb weight 2500 kg / 5512.50 lbs
wheelbase 2700 mm / 106.3 in
front track 1620 mm / 63.8 in
rear track 1570 mm / 61.8 in
length 4556 mm / 179.4 in
width 1915 mm / 75.4 in
height 1192 mm / 46.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual w/Triple Plate Carbon Clutch
top speed ~330 kph / 205.1 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.0 seconds
drag 1.0 Cd