The auto world is always changing, and fast. Supercar manufacturers can charge their model as much as they want without restraints like in the case of other companies. The McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari F70 are just a few examples of cars that make their predecessors so slow thanks to their advanced technology. Today we hear about hybrid engines with an all-electric mode and low CO2 emissions, double clutch transmissions.
For example, in 2002 Porsche launched Project 980, also known as the Carrera GT. Back then the model was capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds which was not really that impressive as a Nissan GT-R can do better for less money. The Lamborghini Aventador which is 100 horsepower stronger and the Ferrari F12berlinetta can do better and are also cheaper. Despite all these, the Porsche Carrera GT was a racecar for the road as it was developed to follow the 911 GT1 Le Mans race cars. The only problem was Audi, their only serious competitor.
The new Porsche was powered by a 5.7-liter V10 engine and the production version was made had a carbon fiber body. The engineers have offered a lot of elements borrowed from the 917 race car and to be more precise, we are talking about carbon-ceramic brakes, a wooden gearlever top and pushrod-activated suspension.
Porsche manufacturer has built 1.270 cars so we can say it is not a very exclusive model. In fact, the initial target was 1.500 units and did not manage to reach it. The question a lot of us have in mind right now is how come on the UK market, the price remains GBP300.000, even eight later. The carmaker must know what it is doing, right?
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