Porsche Carrera GT

Porsche Carrera GT

Say what you want about the year Gemballa has had, but you can’t deny that when these guys buckle down and bring their lunch pails to work, they’re one of the best in the business when it comes to tuning high-powered sports cars.

One product line that has been associated with Gemballa has been the Mirage GT, which is based on the Porsche Carrera GT . Over the years, Gemballa has released a number of Mirage models based on the Carrera GT, including the Carbon Edition , the Matte Edition , the Black Edition , and the Gold Edition . Recently, the German tuning company released the latest iteration of the super aggressive Mirage GT, christening it the "Matte Blue Edition".

Similar to its predecessors, the Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition is powered by Gemballa’s own V10 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 464 lb/ft of torque, up from the standard output of 612 horsepower and 435 lb/ft of torque the standard Carrera GT comes in. Those figures translate to a 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds (down from the stock version’s 3.9-second time) with a top speed of 208 mph, which in turn is up from the Carrera GT’s 205-mph top speed.

Aerodynamically, the Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition comes with the same aerodynamic kit as all the other special edition models, which is to say that we expect Gemballa’s rather over-the-top aerodynamic package on the front, side, and rear of the car to be highlighted on the Matte Blue Edition. Likewise, this version of the Mirage GT will also carry the same interior treatment, including the carbon seatblends, and the two-tone - in this case, its black and white - leather finish.

We all remember hysterically laughing at the Seinfeld episode where the Soup Nazi first bellowed his first "No soup for you!" and have laughed our butts off ever since, but sadly, Seinfeld’s self-titled sitcom is now over and Jerry Seinfeld may be feeling the money crunch. This may be evident in the fact that the all-star comedian is selling his black 2004 Porsche Carrera GT .

The celebrity owned sports car only has 3,176 miles on the odometer and comes with in a black/gray color combination. Power comes from the 5.7 liter V10 engine that delivers 612 HP and sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed goes up to an impressive 206 mph.

Do we really think Seinfeld is running out of dough? Of course not! The man is just playing it smart and staying behind the scenes as the producer of his latest show, The Marriage Ref, but the sale of his Porsche does beg the question as to what car will be taking its place in the comedian’s garage.

Other celebrities driving around in a Porsche Carrera GT include Dell Computer’s founder Michael Dell, the King of Late Night Jay Leno, Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren, Professional Golfer Tiger Woods, and Formula 1 Racing Driver Christijan Albers. Wonder if any of them will be giving up their rides as well.

Usually when a car goes out of production, it loses its glamour. However, we cannot possibly say this about the amazing Porsche Carrera GT . A car like this will always take center stage and this may be the reason why tuners are so interested in dressing it up in their tuner garbs.

Thanks to a software optimization, the engine now delivers 660 HP (up from 612 HP) and 642 NM of torque. The tuner announced that the sprint time from 0 to 60 mph has been increased, but they do not offer a new performance number. The top speed is 205 mph. The package also includes a new high-grade steel Cargraphic sport exhaust system.

The cost of the tremendous increase in performance "Stage II" for the Porsche Carrera GT is 10,699 Euro including the exhaust system. Installation takes about 2-3 working days, including special adjustment using their proprietary dynamometer.

Press release after the jump.

When Porsche built the Carrera GT and the 911 GT2 RS , they probably didn’t mean for the two cars to be put up against each other in battle, but that was exactly what AutoBild has done, and they even videotaped it for all to see.

The video may be entirely in German, but it is still an amazing six minutes of high performance racing between the 620 hp GT2 RS and the 612hp Carrera GT ! Try to guess which of the two monsters came out on top. We’ll give you a hint; the GT2 RS can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, while the Carrera GT makes it in 3.8 seconds. Both vehicles’ top speed goes up to 205mph.

Okay, so that wasn’t much of a hint considering the numbers are practically identical, but what’s the fun in giving the ending away?

It’s been a day full of car videos, but we’re certainly not complaining. And while we’ve been having a steady diet of drag races recently, we’ll take a little break from the tarmac and show you the recent Porsche Carrera GT celebration, which was hosted by Porsche for some of its owners at the Silverstone race track.

It’s about the closest thing we can have to a Porsche Carrera GT overload, which, by no means, is a bad thing. Here we have a video of the Porsche Experience at Silverstone. At this event, owners of the Carrera GT were invited by Porsche to try out the newly-renovated Silverstone track and participate in a number of tests on the purpose-built Porsche test tracks. The video also features an interview with one of the Carrera GT’s designers, Tony Hatter, as he explains the history of the supercar and how it came to be one of the most iconic cars in Porsche’s history. Finally, the video concludes with interviews from some of the owners who participated in the event, most of which attest to the supreme awesomeness of owning a Porsche Carrera GT.

The video’s about four-and-something minutes long, which really is enough time or us to drool over the thought of sitting behind the wheel of one.

Source: Porsche

Did you miss it? We surely did! Even if the Porsche Carrera GT has been out of production for a long time now, it was put to the test at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone. Just the sheer thought that this beauty was reviewed even after Porsche ceased its production illustrates how phenomenal this car really is.

The camerawork in this video provides us with a look at every angle of the Carerra GT and we like what we see. The curvy design of the Carerra, with its large side inlets and air dams, paints a picture of speed. The Carerra GT doesn’t just look fast; it is fast. The Carrera GT’s V10 engine delivers a maximum output of 612 bhp at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 435 lb-ft at 5750 rpm. Top speed is 205 mph.

There aren’t a lot of things in this world that can roar up our juices quite like seeing a supercar perform some serious burnouts. And just like a double shot of espresso, the only thing better than seeing one car do it is seeing two of them do it at the same time.

That’s what happened at a recent supercar meet in LA when two Porsche
Carrera GTs
were captured on video - among other mouth-watering supercars – roaring up their engines and giving all of us a taste of that monstrous power sitting underneath their hoods.

Of course, we would have liked it better if they’d gone full throttle, but then again, we can’t expect to get everything we wanted in this world, right? Otherwise, we’d be behind the wheel of one of those cars instead of writing about them.

Source: YouTube

It appears that more and more super cars are turning themselves into BBQ pits. While Californians are roasting marshmallows over million dollar automobiles like the McLaren F1 and Ferrari F-430 , in China it would seem that they prefer to use something a little more German. This time it was a Porsche Carrera Porsche Carrera GT that blew a fuse and spontaneously combusted in Shanghai. At least the car happened to be on a circuit at the time, where a couple of valiant corner workers were on hand with plenty of fire extinguishers.

Porsche Carrera GT destroyed by fire

One might argue that with the recent rise of super car conflagrations combined with the current economic downturn could lead speculators to believe that perhaps some of these open fires were owner motivated in an attempt to turn an expensive toy into a liquid asset. However, even if the reason for the Porsche’s fire remains unknown. Due to the track day situation we can assume that it was just a severely overheated engine. Either way, the men with the fire extinguishers have inadvertently proved that the black Carrera GT looks good with a white top and matching rims.

Source: GT Spirit

After revealing the Mirage GT Carbon Edition and the Mirage GT Matt Edition , Gemballa has now come up with an all new customization program for the V10 powered Porsche Carrera GT super car.

Gemballa Mirage GT Gold Edition

The new Mirage GT Gold Edition comes with a few exterior accents finished in gold and a golden carbon fiber weave. The Gemballa creation features a host of ultra-light aerodynamics components, a ground-breaking hydraulically height-adjustable coilover kit and a some carbon fiber elements painted gold adorning the interior of the uberCarrera. The engine has been tuned to deliver a maximum output of 650 HP and 464 lb-ft of torque. This insane amount of power means that the Mirage GT Gold Edition can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 208 MPH.


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