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Porsche Carrera GT

The Porsche Carrera GT (Project Code 980) is a mid-engined sports car that was bogus by Porsche in Leipzig, Germany. The development of th... thumbnail 1 summary
The Porsche Carrera GT (Project Code 980) is a mid-engined sports car that was bogus by Porsche in Leipzig, Germany.

The development of the Carrera GT can be traced aback to the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 antagonism cars. Due in allotment to the FIA and ACO aphorism changes in 1998, both designs had ended. Porsche at the time had planned on a fresh Le Mans ancestor for 1999. The car was initially advised to use a turbocharged flat-6, but was afterwards redesigned to use a fresh V10 engine, blame the activity aback to planned achievement in 2000. The V10 was a assemblage secretly congenital by Porsche for the Footwork Formula One aggregation in 1992, but afterwards shelved. The agent was adored for the Le Mans ancestor and added in admeasurement to 5.7 litres. Unfortunately the activity was canceled afterwards two canicule of testing for the aboriginal car, in mid-1999, mostly due to Porsche's ambition to body the Cayenne SUV with captivation from Volkswagen and Audi, appropriately acute engineering ability to be pulled from the motorsports division. It was additionally speculated that VW-Audi administrator Ferdinand Piëch capital Audi's fresh Le Mans Prototype, the Audi R8 not to face antagonism from Porsche in 2004.

The Carrera GT is powered by a 5.7 litre V10 agent bearing 612 DIN (605 SAE) application (450 kW), admitting the aboriginal abstraction car featured a 5.5 litre adaptation rated at 558 hp (416 kW). Porsche claims it will advance from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 abnormal and has a best acceleration of 330 km/h (205 mph).

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