The Porsche Carrera GT

The Porsche Carrera GT is one of the most notorious cars of all time. Its even listed on the list for the top Eight supercars of all time. It was manufactured by Porsche from 2004-2007 in Leipzing Germany.

The history on how the car came to be, and the decision to create the project to design the care is fairly interesting. The idea of the Carrera GT can be traced back to the two racing cars the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98. Because of a ruling by FIA ACO both cars ended their use. So Porsche had to come up with something new for a Le Mans car; the plan was to have a flat -6, but later they changed it to a V10. After two days of testing the project was cancelled because they needed the engineering expertise to build the Cayenne. The V10 engine did not go to waste; it was used in a concept car that was shown in 2000 at the Paris Motor Show. The car got so much attention that Porsche decided to make a street legal version of the prototype and with a few modes the Carrera GT was born. Originally there were supposed to only be 1,500 GTs produced, but in 2005 they said that they would not continue production of the GT because of new airbag regulations in the United States.

Thus making 1,270 in total produced. This car is truly a collector’s car. The fact that such a car could happen almost by accident is astounding, and speaks volumes about the car.