Among the car’s unique features are its 5.7-liter, 605-horsepower V10 engine; its monocoque chassis with engine and transmission mounts made of carbon-reinforced plastic; and the first use of a ceramic composite clutch in a production car. Its aerodynamic and race-bred suspension package provides safe and stable travel at speeds of up to 330 km/h, and the Carrera GT features a lot of lightweight materials, such as magnesium for the car’s huge wheels and special sport seats.
The result of such artistic and athletic equipment is a car that accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in only 3.9 seconds, reaches 200 km/h in less than 10 seconds, and can achieve a top test-track speed of 330 km/h. The Porsche Carrera GT made its stunning yet fitting debut as a prototype car at the famed Louvre art museum in Paris in the fall of 2000. After undergoing development and testing, the final production version was unveiled at the 2003 Geneva show.