Carrera GT Fast Facts and Specifications

Porsche® Carrera® GT Fast Facts

Powered by a 558-horsepower naturally aspirated V-10 engine and based on a racecar-type chassis, the mid-engine Porsche® Carrera® GT is a prototype for a supercar that could possibly go into limited production by 2003. In both design and construction, the Carrera GT roadster is based on pure racing technology. The design draws on classic Porsche racecars for inspiration, especially the 718 RS® Spyder of the early 1960s. The all-new normally aspirated V-10 engine, six-speed manual transmission with racing-type clutch and the suspension and brakes owe little to current Porsche road cars. The body, made mainly from carbon fiber, ensures high rigidity, passenger safety and low weight. The V-10 engine displaces 5.5 liters and produces 558 horsepower (410 kW) and 442 lb.-ft. (600 Nm) of peak torque, sufficient to propel the 2,755-lb (1,250 kg) Carrera GT from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than four seconds, 0-125 mph (0-200 km/h) in under 10 seconds and to a top track speed of over 205 mph (330 km/h). A dry-sump oil system ensures reliable and consistent oil supply and pressure at high engine speeds and during extreme cornering forces. The ground effect body design literally pulls the car to the road at high speeds for stability and safety, and the rear wing extends at speeds over 75 mph (120 km/h) to generate stabilizing rear downforce. Aluminum and leather dominate the interior, and the few concessions to “luxury” include air conditioning, a stereo system and power windows (which weigh no more than manual windows). The racing-type seats do without power adjusters to save weight. Unique adjustable knee and leg supports hold the driver and passenger firmly in position. The instrument panel uses a color TFT screen to display three levels of information, depending on the driver’s needs.

Key Specifications


• Roadster, two seats
• Carbon fiber construction
• Mid-mounted engine

Drive system: Rear-wheel drive
Engine: V-10, normally aspirated
Displacement: 5,500cc
Horsepower: 558
Peak torque: 442 lb.-ft.

6-speed manual

Wheelbase: 179.4 in. / 4,556 mm
Length: 106.3 in. / 2,700 mm
Height: 47 in. / 1,192 mm
Wheel diameter: F: 19 in. / R: 20 in.

F: 265/30 R 19
R: 335/30 R 20

Curb weight: 2,755 lbs. / 1,250 kg

0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) < 4.0 sec.
0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) 10 sec.
Top track speed 205+ mph (330+ km/h)

Key vehicle features
• All-alloy 5.5-liter V-10 engine with dry-sump lubrication, double overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and variable valve timing
• Carbon fiber body/chassis construction
• Extensive use of lightweight materials
• Ground-effect aerodynamics
• Retractable rear spoiler
• Bi-xenon headlights
• LED (light-emitting diode) directional and brake lights
• Double wishbone front and rear suspension
• Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)™ system with eight-piston monoblock front calipers and four-piston monoblock rear calipers
• Traction control
• Aluminum/leather instrument panel and interior trim
• LCD instrument screen
• Special knee and side bolstering system for driver and passenger
• Leather-covered telescoping three-spoke steering wheel
• Trip computer
• Climate control
• Power windows


Vehicle type
Mid-engine roadster, rear-wheel drive

• Carbon-fiber chassis/body with steel reinforcements
• Two seats
• Ground-effect design
• Retractable rear stabilizer wing
• Dual integrated rollbars
• Bi-xenon headlights (xenon for low and high beams)
• Neon turn signals and brake lights

• V-10, normally aspirated
• 68 degrees between cylinder banks and 72-degree crankshaft
• All-alloy construction with Nikasil cylinder linings
• Titanium connecting rods
• Dry-sump lubrication

Displacement 5,500 cc (335 cu. in.)

• Double overhead camshafts
• Four valves per cylinder
• Variable valve timing on intake valves

Horsepower 558
Torque 442 lb.-ft.
Max. engine speed 8,200 rpm

• Six-speed manual
• Three-plate carbon clutch
• Traction control
• Engine oil tank integrated into transmission housing

Carbon-fiber monococque with steel reinforcements

• Independent double wishbone front and rear
• One coil spring and coaxially arranged gas-pressure shock absorber per wheel
• Individual adjustment of the wheel springs and anti-roll bars
• Rear suspension arms pivot from engine block
• Rear spring/shock units operated by pushrods
• Rear anti-roll bar pivots on transmission housing

Power assisted rack-and-pinion

Forged light alloy with central bolt

Front: 265/30 R 19
Rear: 335/30 R 20

• Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
• Eight-piston aluminum monoblock (one-piece) front calipers
• Four-piston aluminum monoblock (one-piece) rear calipers
• 14.96-inch (380 mm) discs with involute (spiral) internal cooling passages

Wheelbase 106.3 in. / 2,700 mm
Length 179.4 in. / 4,556 mm
Height 46.9 in. / 1,192 mm
Width 75.4 in. / 1,915 mm
Track, front 63.8 in. / 1,620 mm
Track, rear 61.8 in / 1,570 mm

Fuel tank 24 gal. / 90 liters

0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) <4.0 sec.
0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) 10 sec.
Top track speed 205+ mph (330+ km/h)


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