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2004 - 2007 Porsche Carrera GT

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  • Porsche Carrera GT
  • Year:
    2004- 2007
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V10
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    612 @ 8000
  • MPG(Cty):
    10
  • MPG(Hwy):
    16
  • Torque @ RPM:
    435 @ 5750
  • Displacement:
    5733 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    205 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    6.9 sec.
  • Price:
    440000
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Although mid-mounted engines had become the norm with supercars by the 1980s, Porsche decided to stick with a rear-engined configuration when it developed the 959. The move obviously had to do with the fact that Stuttgart’s first supercar was based on the 911. It took Porsche until 1996 to build its first road-going mid-engined supercar, the 911 GT1 Strassenversion, but only because it needed it to homologate the race car with the same name. It was only eight years later, in 2004, that the German brand finally launched its first street-legal supercar with the powerplant mounted behind the seats: the Carrera GT.

Built until 2006, the Carrera GT was Porsche’s last supercar until the 918 Spyder was introduced in 2013. Much like its successor, the Carrera GT was one of the very few available products that rivaled Ferrari’s top supercar at the time, the Enzo. Although it wasn’t meant to become the most powerful or fastest road-legal supercar, the Carrera GT lived on as one of Porsche’s finest efforts in the business and one of the best supercars of the 2000s.

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Porsche Settles With Paul Walker's Daughter

Porsche Settles With Paul Walker’s Daughter

Now we can all move on

The death of Paul Walker almost four years ago still leaves a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths. Well, if closure is what we need, we might have finally gotten it after the late actor’s daughter, Meadow Walker, has come to a settlement with Porsche, finally putting to bed the wrongful death lawsuit she filed against the German automaker.

Details of the settlement are kept confidential, but a report from ABC News indicates that the two sides have agreed on the course of action. Separately, Porsche also settled a different lawsuit filed by Paul Walker’s father, Paul Walker III, the acting executor of the late actor’s estate. The settlement isn’t going to bring Walker back to life, but it does go a long way in both parties finally putting all enmities to rest. It certainly didn’t look that way when Meadow Walker filed her lawsuit in 2015, claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that Walker was riding in when it crashed and burned lacked the safety features that would’ve saved her father’s life. Porsche soon rebutted Walker’s allegations, saying that the actor "knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT,“ before adding that any alterations, abuse, and misuse of the Carrera GT “caused or contributed to the incident and to Mr. Walker’s death.”

There’s no question that the legal battle between Meadow Walker and Porsche looked as if it was going to get ugly at some points. Both sides stood their ground and from afar, it became quite uncomfortable for a lot of people to choose sides between the two. Fortunately, the settlement eventually won out and all parties involved - Meadow Walker, Porsche, and those directly and indirectly involved in all of the proceedings - can now move on and leave all the legal mess behind. It’s been a long four years for those people and I can only hope that they can find peace knowing that this dark chapter in their lives is now on the verge of getting closed.

And for his part, Paul Walker deserves to rest in peace. Now that he knows that his daughter will get hers, he may finally get to do that. We all still miss you though, Paul. Look what the Fast and Furious franchise has become without you.

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Paul Walker's Daughter Gets $10 Million Settlement from Roger Rodas' Estate

Paul Walker’s Daughter Gets $10 Million Settlement from Roger Rodas’ Estate

17-year old and her legal team will continue to pursue lawsuit against Porsche

Meadow Walker, the 17-year-old daughter of the late Paul Walker, through her attorney, Jeff Milam, has reached a settlement with the estate of Roger Rodas amounting to $10.1 million over the death of her father. The settlement was actually reached in November 2014, one year after Walker’s death, but went unnoticed over the next 17 months, likely due to it being filed under “Meadow W.”

According to a statement released by Milam, the agreed-upon amount covers “a fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not been tragically cut short.” Walker’s tragic death happened in November 2013 when Rodas lost control of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that was traveling at speeds of as much as 93 mph. The Carrera GT ended up slamming into trees and a utility pole before burning beyond recognition. Numerous investigations about the crash determined that Walker survived the impact but was burned to death.

With this case apparently closed, the younger Walker and her legal team are turning their attention towards a separate lawsuit filed against Porsche AG. A separate lawsuit filed by Rodas’ widow, Kristine Rodas, against Porsche ended with a federal judge ruling in favor of the automaker because there was not enough evidence to support Rodas’ claim that the Carrera GT’s suspension had failed and that it didn’t have a racing fuel cell and crash cage.

For its part, Porsche has repeatedly maintained that it shouldn’t be held liable for Rodas and Walker’s death, arguing that the crash that led to Walker’s death was the fault of the actor because “knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils, and danger.” Porsche added that the Carrera GT Rodas drove was “abused and altered” and was “misused and improperly maintained.”

Meadow Walker’s lawsuit against Porsche is still ongoing, but if the results from the Rodas suit are any indication, her lawyers will need to present more competent evidence against Porsche to show that there was some wrongdoing on the part of the German automaker.

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Paul Walker's Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Porsche

Paul Walker’s Daughter Files Lawsuit Against Porsche

Meadow Rain Walker, the 16-year-old daughter of Paul Walker, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche. The lawsuit claims the Carrera GT Walker was riding in when he died had design flaws that made it unfit to be driven on the road. Walker’s lawsuit also claims the Porsche supercar “lacked safety features” that could have saved the life of her father and his friend, Roger Rodas, when the Carrera GT caught fire after hitting a pole back in November 2013. The crash and resulting fire burned Walker and Rodas.

Shortly after the filing of the lawsuit, Porsche responded by maintaining the Carrera GT’s innocence in the crash, pointing to the investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that concluded that the crash that killed Walker resulted from “reckless driving and excessive speed.” The company did say that it had not reviewed the lawsuit, but declined making comments relating to the case.

Regardless of the validity of the lawsuit’s claims, it’s hard not to understand why Meadow Walker has filed it. She lost her father in a car that has earned a reputation for being impossible to drive despite the amount of technological features it had when it was launched in 2004. Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson compared the car’s handling to being on the “knife’s edge” during a review of the Carrera GT back in 2008.

On the flip side, Walker, Rodas, and everybody who has driven the Carrera GT know what the supercar is capable of. Proper caution should have been of utmost importance, especially if it was going to be driven out in public. The results of the investigation have already cleared Porsche and the Carrera GT from any responsibility, so it’s going to be interesting how this case moves forward.

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2004 - 2007 Porsche Carrera GT

2004 - 2007 Porsche Carrera GT

Although mid-mounted engines had become the norm with supercars by the 1980s, Porsche decided to stick with a rear-engined configuration when it developed the 959. The move obviously had to do with the fact that Stuttgart’s first supercar was based on the 911. It took Porsche until 1996 to build its first road-going mid-engined supercar, the 911 GT1 Strassenversion, but only because it needed it to homologate the race car with the same name. It was only eight years later, in 2004, that the German brand finally launched its first street-legal supercar with the powerplant mounted behind the seats: the Carrera GT.

Built until 2006, the Carrera GT was Porsche’s last supercar until the 918 Spyder was introduced in 2013. Much like its successor, the Carrera GT was one of the very few available products that rivaled Ferrari’s top supercar at the time, the Enzo. Although it wasn’t meant to become the most powerful or fastest road-legal supercar, the Carrera GT lived on as one of Porsche’s finest efforts in the business and one of the best supercars of the 2000s.

Continue reading to learn more about the Porsche Carrera GT.

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Porsche Carrera GT Vs. Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

Porsche Carrera GT Vs. Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

First of all, no prizes for guessing the winner of this drag race between a Porsche 918 Spyder and Carrera GT. It’s not even close. The 918’s all-wheel-drive, hybrid powertrain is no match for the rear-wheel-drive, V-10-powered Carrera GT. The hybrid gaps the GT right off the line and never looks back. But this is a more than a battle between Porsche supercars from different eras. It’s a meeting of old and new, analog and digital, Pepsi and Crystal Pepsi.

In addition to being the closest thing on four wheels to sounding like a Tie Fighter, the Carrera GT is still an awesome car. With 612 horsepower from its 5.7-liter engine, it’s out-powered by many of today’s entry-level supercars, but, unlike more modern machinery, it isn’t a car to suffer fools. Its ceramic clutch is temperamental at low speeds and, like a race car, it’s a twitchy beast, prone to snap oversteer. It even has a six-speed manual transmission (a manual!) with a wooden shift knob inspired by Porsche’s 917 Le Mans racers. Did I mention the noise?

The 918 Spyder is an amazing piece of technology that not only proved hybrids didn’t have to be boring; they could also be brutally fast. Working with its 4.6-liter V-8, the 918’s electric motors, advanced algorithms and sensors all shuffle data around to make it faster than just about anything on the road. Objectively and by every measure it dominates the Carrera GT, which only had traction control to prevent you from looking like a fool.

Call me old-school, but I’ll take the Carrera GT every time. What about you?

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Roger Rodas' Wife Sues Porsche for Faulty Carrera GT

Roger Rodas’ Wife Sues Porsche for Faulty Carrera GT

We all knew that this would happen eventually. The only question was when it was going to go down. Six months after Paul Walker and Roger Rodas lost their lives in a car crash involving the latter’s Porsche Carrera GT, Rodas’ wife, Kristine Rodas, has filed a lawsuit against Porsche claiming that the design of the rare supercar contributed to the high-speed accident that caused the car to go up in flames.

In her lawsuit, Rodas argued that the Carrera GT was, for all intents and purposes, unsafe for its intended use "by reason of defects in its manufacture, design, testing, component and constituents." Rodas also contends that her husband was driving the car at only 55 mph at the time of the accident, contrary to the Los Angeles County Sheriff department’s investigation, which found the accident to have been caused by speed with investigators estimating that Roger Rodas was driving at speeds between 80 to 93 mph before the crash.

Shortly after the crash, Porsche even sent its engineers to investigate the Carrera GT’s remains only to find that the car itself had no problems.

It’ll be interesting to see whether Kristine Rodas’ lawsuit against Porsche has a leg to stand on. We are by no means trivializing the situation and we’re not going to disrespect her for taking this step. We just don’t see her winning this suit based on the results of the police’s investigation.

Maybe Porsche will just avoid the whole thing with an out-of-court settlement. We don’t know if she’s going to accept those terms, but at this point, you might have to take what you can get.

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Investigators Release the Final Report on Paul Walker's Death

Investigators Release the Final Report on Paul Walker’s Death

There was lots of speculation surrounding the death of Paul Walker. Some said the Carrera GT may have had a mechanical failure, some thought maybe the driver was under the influence, some thought Walker survived the crash only to die in the resulting fire and others thought maybe this was all the result of a street race gone bad. Well, the investigators checking into the crash have released their findings and we found that none of these scenarios are true.

Plain and simple, it was pure speed that was the demise of Mr. Walker. According to the report, the Carrera GT — a notoriously difficult sports car to drive — was doing between 80 and 93 mph when it collided with the power pole, which meant they were traveling well in excess of the posted 45-mph speed limit — there was no evidence of a street race though. Walker broke his wrist and arm, and fractured his jaw, collarbone, pelvis, ribs and spine in the accident. Because Walker only had "scant soot" in his trachea, investigators believe it was not smoke or fire that killed Walker.

Both the Driver (Roger Rodas) and Walker were wearing their seat belts, and the airbags deployed as designed. Unfortunately, the Porsche was traveling way too fast when it impacted the pole for either to do any bit of good in saving their lives. The only mechanical issue on the car was the fact that the tires were nine years old, and the rubber may not have been in the greatest of condition for handling that type of speed.

At the very least, this closes up the Paul Walker case and affords us the chance to look at his impact in the world rather than focusing on what killed him.

RIP, Mr. Walker...

Click past the jump to read more about Paul Walker’s death and how it affected "Fast & Furious 7."

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Paul Walker's Car Was Traveling Over 100 MPH Before Fatal Crash

Paul Walker’s Car Was Traveling Over 100 MPH Before Fatal Crash

On November 30, 2013, Paul Walker was involved in a horrific crash that cost him his life. Back then it was not known how Roger Rodas — the driver at the time of the accident and former race car driver — lost the control of the Porsche Carrera GT. It was pretty clear that speed was the main factor, but there was no official cause provided by the police.

Now, according to the final report from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, it looks like the Carrera GT was driving at more than 100 mph before the moment of impact. Police officials said that the car was headed east on Hercules Street "at an unsafe speed, approximately 100+ mph," lost control for some "unknown reasons," and hit both a tree and a light post. The car then spun around another 180 degrees, hit another tree and burst into flames.

The same report stated that Rodas was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

After his death, Universal Studios announced that the release date for the new series in the Fast and Furious franchise was moved from July 2014 to April 10, 2015.

This final piece is hopefully the final piece of news regarding this tragedy and serves as a reminder that no matter how good of a driver you are and how awesome the car is, always save the crazy driving for the race track...

Click past the jump to watch a cool tribute to Paul Walker.

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Gemballa Mirage GT Can Be Yours For $780,000

Gemballa Mirage GT Can Be Yours For $780,000

Gemballa reminds me of some of the most hideous looking tuning jobs ever, but, once in a while they do make proper supercars stand out from the crowd. Gemballa also specialize in tuning Porsches.

One of the very popular models they have worked upon is the Carrera GT. Gemballa created a handful of unique special editions based on the Porsche supercar and called the Gemballa Mirage GT.

These one-off cars were sold out almost instantly and being unique pieces of German engineering, Gemballa made few bucks on every car sold. Now, a Gemballa Mirage GT ’Special Edition’ is up for sale in Germany.

Given the standard car would have cost about $450,000 in the U.S., the used Gemballa Mirage GT has a price tag of $780,000. That is a lot of money even for a Carrera GT that has been tweaked to produce 650 horsepower and is painted black with orange accents. The car has 12,000 miles on its odometer.

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Man Arrested for Stealing Part of Paul Walker's Crashed Porsche

Man Arrested for Stealing Part of Paul Walker’s Crashed Porsche

Many people would do just about anything to get something that was once owned by a celebrity, but what this man — and we use the term "man" loosely — did is beyond imagination. Eighteen-year-old Jameson Witty took it upon himself to to own a piece of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT involved in Paul Walker’s fatal accident.

Wanting to own a piece of the car that a celebrity was killed in is creepy enough, but Witty went a step beyond creepy and entered the complete douchebag realm in the way that he went about procuring this morbid memorabilia. According to the reports, Witty and an accomplice followed the tow truck that scooped up the Porsche’s remains and stole the Carrera’s roof panel (pictured above) while the truck was stopped at a red light. That, folks, is not only stealing, but it is also interfering with a police investigation and tampering with evidence.

According to police officials: "A witness saw a male exit a vehicle that was following the tow truck. The male grabbed a piece of the wrecked Porsche off the tow truck bed.’

Witty was arrested at his residence in California were the police found the red roof panel. Witty’s accomplice has already been identified, and he is currently arranging to surrender to police.

Both of them risk being charged with felony grand theft. We think it is safe to assume that the courts will give them probation, given the fact that they will receive plenty of punishment in the public sector. The comments on Jameson Witty’s iPhoneogram account show just how people feel about his stealing this piece of evidence.

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"Fast and Furious" Star, Paul Walker, Dies in a Car Crash

"Fast and Furious" Star, Paul Walker, Dies in a Car Crash

Today we come to you with a heavy heart with the announcement that Paul Walker, one of the stars of the Fast and Furious series, has died in a car crash. Earlier on Saturday, there were rumors that he had perished in a car accident, but the horrible news was confirmed Saturday at 10:14 p.m. on his official Twitter page.

According to the report and witness statements, Walker was a passenger in a red Porsche Carrera GT, which was driven by a friend of his. The car was apparently speeding, per the Los Angeles Sherrif’s Department’s report, and it slammed into a light pole.

By the time EMTs and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the Porsche was engulfed in flames. Walker and his friend, whose name was not released, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul is survived by a 15-year-old daughter and leaves millions of Fast and Furious fans with a heavy heart. Numerous Fast and Furious cast member expressed their emotions through various social media sites, including Vin Diesel, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Tyrese Gibson. He was just 40 years old...

Update 12/1/2013 10:20 a.m.: Reports are suggesting that the driver of the Porsche was Roger Roda, who was a close personal friend of Walker’s and a professional racecar driver who had participated in the Pirelli World Challenge. The crash occurred following a charity event that the two attended.

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2004 Porsche Carrera GT by Carlex Design

2004 Porsche Carrera GT by Carlex Design

Until Porsche finally decides to officially add the 918 Spyder to its lineup, we continue to look back and remember what a great car the Carrera GT was. Unveiled back in 2004, the supercar was limited to only 1,270 units and the guys over at Carlex Design had the chance to update unit No. 1,035.

If you have followed the automotive industry in the past few years, you know that Carlex Design is a tuner known for upgrading the interiors and this is exactly what it has done for the Carrera GT.

For the Carrera GT, Carlex paid close attention to the smallest details when restyling the supercar’s interior. It includes yellow-contrast-stitched black Carbon Optic leather combined with Alcantara. The yellow stitching also helps tie the inside to the outside, as it perfectly matches the yellow brake calipers.

The tuner also offers lots of luxury extras and add-ons, like the Alcantara floor mats in rhombus stitching; rearview mirror in Alcantara; and trunk lining decorated with a nice stitching.

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2013 Zagato Porsche Carrera GT

2013 Zagato Porsche Carrera GT

Even if out of production for more than five years, Porsche Carrera GT remains one of the most appreciated models in Porsche’s lineup. So, it’s no wonder why a private customer asked the guys over Atelier Zagato to customize his Carrera GT to his specific needs.

When compared to a standard Carrera GT, this one-off edition received a different engine cover, racing-style rims with blue/red nuts, different exhaust pipes and rear diffuser, and some other changes. All these updates give the Carrera GT a more fluid look.

As far as we know, this one-off Carrera GT received no updates under the hood, but the standard engine is quite enough. For those of you who do not remember, the Carrera GT is powered by a 5.5-litre V-10 normal-aspiration engine that delivers a total of 612 horsepower and a peak torque of 435 pound-feet. Its top speed is an impressive 205 mph.

Hit the jump to watch this one-off Porsche Carrera GT by Zagato.

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Porsche Carrera GT with Sophia Michaelson by Nino Batista Photography

Porsche Carrera GT with Sophia Michaelson by Nino Batista Photography

When you have the gift of capturing images through a camera lens, it’s something that you can make a good living doing. Nino Batista is one of those people with that particular set of skills and to our good fortune, he’s taken his talents into the world of auto photography.

One of his newest photo sets features sexy hottie, Sophia Michaelson, but it’s not just this long-legged brunette that got our attention. Batista also managed to gather some of the finest exotics in the land to be part of the photo shoot.

There’s a Porsche Carrera GT in there, as well as a modified Porsche GT3, a Ferrari F430 Scuderia Spyder 16M, and yes, even a Maserati Cambiocorsa Spyder GT. Somehow, we couldn’t escape the idea of having one girl flirting with all these supercars.

Makes us think that we probably should be in there too, only because we think Sophia’s getting too cold wearing that skimpy bikini. Then again, if we can’t make it in the photos, we’re perfectly fine staring at them.

Check out Nino Batista’s spread of Sophia Michaelson in the gallery below!

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Video: Loading a Porsche Carrera GT is harder than it looks

The Porsche Carrera GT is one of Porsche’s most exotic models, so as you can probably expect, owning one entails taking real good care of it. At all costs, too, because a car that sets you back roughly $400,000 needs to be taken care of.

And if you do decide that it needs to be put on a trailer, don’t follow this moron’s example and use wooden planks as your loading mechanism. Really, it’s not too much to ask. If you can afford a car like this, then you can probably afford having professionals do the stowing for you. It wouldn’t cost much, believe us. Unless, of course, you want this to happen to your beloved Carrera GT.

Really, carelessness never gets you far and somebody needs to give you a good ’ol smack on the side of the head if you end up treating your Carrera GT like this. You’ve all been duly warned, folks, but if you’re still compelled to watch the video, do so at your own risk.

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Porsche Carrera GT loading fail [video]

With only 1,270 units ever made, the Porsche Carrera GT (https://www.topspeed.com/cars/porsche/2004-porsche-carrera-gt-ar1033.html) is one of 21st century’s greatest and rarest supercars. Though sales were not as great as Porsche expected and the production was prematurely stopped, many consider the car one of the coolest vehicles Porsche ever made. Under the bonnet, a 5.7-liter V10 delivers 612 hp (450 kW) and 590 Nm (435 lb-ft) of torque and performance figures are simply amazing: 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

But it seems these numbers are too much for some people to handle and this video is the perfect example. While some not-so-bright guys were trying to load a grey Porsche Carrera GT onto a flatbed, they thought a good way to do this was by using two unfastened planks of wood. What happens next is pretty obvious. While trying to lift the car, when the driver accelerated, the two wooden planks fly away and the car remains stranded. The damages aren’t probably that big, but just the idea of being so reckless around a rare exotic car like the Carrera GT makes us angry.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4yOW-9bUv4

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2011 Gemballa Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition

2011 Gemballa Mirage GT Matte Blue Edition

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.

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Hey Seinfeld! No Porsche Carrera GT for you!

Hey Seinfeld! No Porsche Carrera GT for you!

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.

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2010 Porsche Carrera GT by Kubatech

2010 Porsche Carrera GT by Kubatech

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.

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Porsche Matchup: Carrera GT vs 911 GT2 RS

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?

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Porsche celebrates the Carrera GT with an invitation-only run at Silverstone

Porsche celebrates the Carrera GT with an invitation-only run at Silverstone

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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.

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Video: Porsche Carrera GT testing at Silverstone

Video: Porsche Carrera GT testing at Silverstone

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.

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Video: Two Porsche Carrera GTs burning rubber at recent supercar rally in LA

Video: Two Porsche Carrera GTs burning rubber at recent supercar rally in LA

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.

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Porsche Carrera GT destroyed by fire

Porsche Carrera GT destroyed by fire

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 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.

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.

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Gemballa Mirage GT Gold Edition

Gemballa Mirage GT Gold Edition

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.

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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Red Matte Porsche Carrera GT

Red Matte Porsche Carrera GT

A matte black finish not looks good, but it is also one of our favorite was to cover a car. However the owner of this Porsche Carrera GT super car took the dull exterior to a whole new level with this shade of red. This particular version belongs to an Arabian guy (no surprise here!) and was spotted on the streets of London.

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Gemballa Mirage GT Matt Edition

Gemballa Mirage GT Matt Edition

The Porsche super tuners Gemballa have just revealed their latest toy, the Mirage GT Matt Edition, a flat black version of the hottest Carrera GT ever made. The matte wears a bodykit that is identical to the Cardon Edition revealed back in February except that this one is given a stealth like appearance by the lack of reflective surface.

The interior is a stark contrast from what’s outside, the colorful center caps on the wheels are the only aesthetic touches to the exterior, but the inside has been recovered in beautiful blue and grey suede. Even the headliner now matched the seat inserts, steering wheel and dash.

The GT is powered by a Gemballa V10 engine that delivers 670 HP and 465 lb-ft of torque. The new stealth special edition is capable of hitting a top speed of 208 MPH. The vehicle’s acceleration has been improved as well; reaching 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds and 125 MPH in just 9.7, the stock vehicle can hit those speeds in 3.9 seconds and 9.9 ticks of the chronometer respectively.

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Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition

Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition

The super car tuners, Gemballa, have just revealed the low down on their Mirage GT Carbon Edition that was announced back in February. This very unique creation gives Porsche Carrera GT owners the opportunity to fully transform their German speed machine in to this wild carbon creation, for the measly sum of 298,000 euro, or about $423,000. However the production run will be extremely limited, Gemballa is only planning on popping five examples out of the mold. So hurry up and place your orders.

The aero package was designed for speed; it includes a front apron with larger openings and extra ducts on the sides, just like the lower side skirts. An area of low pressure sucks the Mirage to the road at speed thanks to an integrated diffuser underneath the car and an oversized GT wing up top.

The Gemballa slices through the air thanks to a little extra power from a retuned ECU and free flowing exhaust system. The result is 670 HP from the Porsche built 5.7 Liter V10. The Mirage GT Carbon Edition will be able to go from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 208 MPH thanks to the new aero.

Press release after the jump.

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Video: GMG Porsche Carrera GT

Video: GMG Porsche Carrera GT

GMG is a professional Porsche tuner here in the U.S. Their latest creation is a modified Carrera GT. The result? Check the video!

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Video: Ferrari 599 GTB vs Porsche Carrera GT

Video: Ferrari 599 GTB vs Porsche Carrera GT

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.

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Porsche Carrera GT by Koenigseder

Porsche Carrera GT by Koenigseder

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.

Check out the gallery.

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Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition based on the Porsche Carrera GT

Gemballa Mirage GT Carbon Edition based on the Porsche Carrera GT

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.

More after the jump.

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Matte black Porsche Carrera GT

Matte black Porsche Carrera GT

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.)

We’ve seen a Ferrari Enzo and a RUF GTR3 sporting the look, but the new top spot definately belongs to this Porsche Carrera GT.

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Porsche Carrera GT by 9ff

Porsche Carrera GT by 9ff

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.

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Porsche Carrera GT wrecked

Porsche Carrera GT wrecked

There is now one less of the original 1270 Porsche Carrera GTs 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.

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Crashed Carrera GT

Crashed Carrera GT

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.)

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Porsche Carrera GT replica for sale on eBay

Porsche Carrera GT replica for sale on eBay

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!

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Gemballa Mirage GT crashed

Gemballa Mirage GT crashed

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.

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Dozen of Carrera GT in action

Dozen of Carrera GT in action

Remember the day when you first saw a Carrera GT? Imagine how would you feel if you have seen a dozen of them passing by!

On June 14, a group of Carrera GT owners decided to drive down from Newport Beach to Crystal Cove to Laguna Beach and then ending their drive at St. Regis Resort.


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Edo Competition Carrera GT at 208 mph

Edo Competition presents their customized Porsche Carrera GT at 208 mph. Enjoy!

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Hamilton crashes a Carrera GT

Hamilton crashes a Carrera GT

No, not Lewis Hamilton! His dad, Anthony Hamilton!

Anthony Hamilton left home yesterday with his wife in this superb Carrera GT (at least it was before the crash!) and lost control of the 205mph supercar. It spun through 180 degrees and hutled backwards through a wooden fence and a thick hawthorn hedge before coming to rest in a children’s playground.

No one was hurt in the accident, neither Anthony nor Linda, and no kids were in the playground.

After the accident Anthony Hamilton said: This is my first crash in almost 30 years and it had to happen in someone else’s car. Thankfully the only thing hurt was the car and a bush fence, for which I am extremely sorry.

The Porsche’s bodywork and undercarriage were badly damaged and it will cost thousands to repair.

For sure Lewis didn’t took his Formula 1 genes from his dad!

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Naked Carrera

Naked Carrera

You know there are women who look amazing both dressed or naked! The same is with the Porsche Carrera GT. It looks amazing when is all dressed up, but it is hot even when is bare-naked.

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Porsche Carrera GT by edo competition

Porsche Carrera GT by edo competition

The Porsche Carrera GT was first unveiled back in 2004, and was the undisputed highlight of the year. But only after 1270 units, Porsche announced they will stop the production of the supercar. That’s too bad! But for those who were lucky enough to buy a Carrera GT, edo competition wants to help you to make it even more sporting and exclusive than it already is.

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How a Carrera GT is being made

How a Carrera GT is being made

Ever since I was a kid I had this big curiosity to see what is behind an object, what is inside it. Well, Porsche released a video that satisfy this big curiosity of mine. And I am sure is not only mine.
Watch every step made from 0 to the the finish project! This video is a must see. Trust me: you won’t regret it!

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Extremely limited series of the GEMBALLA Mirage GT

Extremely limited series of the GEMBALLA Mirage GT

Porsche Carrera GT, one of the finest sports supercars, had a limited series production of roughly 1380 models. Owners of these completely sold-out vehicles, GEMBALLA gives the chance to top this exclusiveness. The Porsche customizing specialists of Leonberg, Germany transforms the Carrera GT into the GEMBALLA Mirage GT; offered in an extremly limited series of only 25 models. More than half of this series is already sold. Customers including several prominent ones, place their trust in the technical expertise of GEMBALLA assuring unquestionable singular uniqueness of their Mirage GT.

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Porsche Carrera GT Vs Bi-Turbo E30 M3

How does a M3 Bi-Turbo vs a Porsche Carrera GT sounds to you? Well check out this video and you will see how this sounds to the drivers of the cars.

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Black Porsche Carrera GT

Black Porsche Carrera GT

How a Carrera Gt looks in black? Gorgeous! Black beauty is the right word for it! Great sound and even greater performance. Enjoy!

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Porsche Carrera GT by DP Motorsport

Porsche Carrera GT by DP Motorsport

When trying to get the Carrera GT to its limit, DP Motorsport realized that a bit more downforce on the front axles would have been helpful.
Therefore they have adapted the rear spoiler top part from the racing version to the Carrera GT. The wing is flexible and adjustable in 7 positions in order to suit the drivers expectations. DP Motorsport is also offering a matching frontlip to achieve more downforce on front axle.
No changes have been made to the 5.7 liter V10 engine and the same (...)

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