The Porsche Carrera GT costs more than $440,000 and is in limited supply following an initial production of just 1,500 worldwide. Here's why.
- Cylinders: 10
- Displacement: 5.7 liters
- Maximum power (SAE): 605 hp @ 8,000 rpm
- Maximum torque: 435 lb-ft @ 5,750 rpm
- Maximum engine speed (revs): 8,400 rpm
- Compression ratio: 12.0 : 1
- Layout: Rear-wheel drive
- Gearbox: Six-speed manual
- Clutch: Two-plate ceramic dry clutch
- Front suspension: Double wishbones
- Rear suspension: Double wishbones
- Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
- Brakes: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
- Wheels: Front: 19 x 9.5 Rear: 20 x 12.5
- Tires Front: 265/35/ZR 19 Rear: 335/30 ZR 20
- Length: 181.61 inches (461.29 cm)
- Width: 75.63 inches (192.10 cm)
- Height: 45.91 inches (116.61 cm)
- Wheelbase: 107.48 inches (273.0 cm)
- Top track speed: 205 mph (330 kph)
- 0-60 mph (0-97 kph): 3.8 seconds
- 0-124 mph (0-200 kph): 9.9 seconds
Source: Porsche Cars North America Inc.
- MPG (city): 10
- MPG (highway): 16
- MPG (combined): 12
- Annual fuel cost:$2,799
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
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