Answering the age old question like who is better Superman or Batman? Our friends at GTboard have conducted some very official closed course testing that pits the pride of Stuttgart the Porsche Carrera GT against the prancing horse from Maranello the Ferrari 599 GTB . Who is faster, the mid-engine 5.7 Liter V10 in the carbon fiber bodied Porsche, or the front engine V12 sourced from the Enzo connected to an F1 inspired Superfast transmission. Watch the video to find out. By the way, Batman would drive the Porsche.
Why mess with perfection. From the factory the Porsche Carrera GT is capable of tremendous things. Mostly thanks to the 612 HP 5.7 Liter V10 mounted behind the driver. But the appearance of the supercar from Stuttgart did well with the Koenigseder treatment of an aggressive aero treatment and a shocking orange paint job.
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Even though Porsche has stopped manufacturing the Carrera GT supercar, aftermarket tuners Gemballa are still producing fresh versions of their Mirage GT model based on the $450,000 Porsche. Their latest creation is the Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition looks ready to fly down the Mulsanne Straight at 200 MPH.
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There’s something about matte black. It even makes a Mini Cooper look mean . So on supercars the flat paintwork makes us tremble and excites us at the same time (in that good Milla Jovovich sorta way.)
The Porsche Carrera GT may be out of production for over two years now, but that still doesn’t make it any less desirable. It also doesn’t meant the tuners don’t need to stop upgrading the car.
9ff, the tuning house that has made some earth-shattering cars from Poreches like the GT9 , has gotten its hands on a Carrera GT. It’s called the GTT 900 pack, and it was showcased at the Essen Motor Show in Germany this weekend.
The standard V10 unit was upgraded by about 50 percent to give the car a new total 900 horsepower. Improvements include new camshafts, less restrictive exhaust manifolds, and a special muffler with a unique valve system and end-pipes. A just in case people didn’t think you were special enough for driving Carrera GT, 9ff added bright red "look at me" paint.
There is now one less of the original 1270 Porsche Carrera GT s in the world. It seems the Porsche was trying to overtake a Subaru outside the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, and this was the unsuccessful result.
We’ve seen this car wrecked plenty of times before , but it still saddens us that there is one less chance for us to beg for the keys.
Thanks for the tip Alexey.
Porsches are usually known for their exceptional braking, but in the case of this Carrera GT it seems this Porsche never got the chance to prove it. We don’t have any information on what turned this into a $440,000 paper weight, but we’re still going to shed a tear for the knowing that the world has one less of the rare supercar (under 1300 were produced.)
Have a little extra cash laying around? Always wanted a Porsche Carrera GT? But you’re an underachiever, so you only have a fifth of the $440,000 necessary purchase one (and that’s when it was new and still in production.) Well you’re finally in luck. Go to eBay and take a look at this kit car.
This replica is based on a Porsche Boxter that has been stretched 12 inches in both directions. It has been completely modified in and out to look like a 2005 Carrera GT.
Wanna buy it? Bid on eBay!
Do you know German Prince Marcus? Don’t worry, you are not the only one. For example this is the first time I hear about him, and maybe if he wasn’t the owner of a Gemballa Mirage GT I never would.
He is the owner of an incredible supercar collection, including this orange Gemballa Porsche Carrera GT. The car was crashed at the famous Paul Ricard racing circuit in France.
The Gemballa Mirage GT worths €725,000: €500,000 for the Carrera GT and €225,000 for the Gemball tuning kit.