911 Porsche Carrera GT – The Modern Classic


It may seem odd to call the 911 Porsche Carrera GT modern, considering that is was first unveiled back in the early part of the 2000s. However, by most every sense of the word–it was, and still is.

Designed with a monocoque carbon fiber shell, titanium rods, stainless steel exhaust, and six-speed transmission, the Carrera GT was a modern marvel. It’s mid-engine layout was strong enough to become an integral part of the GT’s overall rigidity, which is one small reason why this supercar can resist becoming an uncaged animal at speeds over 200 mph. However, you have to consider that back in the early 2000s, computer nanny systems were not as widely used, and in the case of the GT, a nanny assist was completely absent from its build sheets.

The Carrera GT is one of the most magnificent beasts that has ever rolled off the Stuttgart assembly line. It could be compared to the Great White shark, of which is often considered one of the most beautiful and efficient monsters of the sea. However, despite their beauty, the Great White and GT also demand maximum respect from anyone who is courageous enough to push them to their limits. This is because even though the GT wields a curb weight of 3,000 pounds, it can still claim 60 mph in 3.5-seconds and 100 mph in 6.8-seconds.

If you compare the GT Carrera to one of its most feared competitors, the Ferrari Enzo, the GT was one heck of a deal. It may have cost a hefty $440,000 to get into one back in the day. However, in comparison to the Enzo, it was a bargain. In fact, its best bargain feature was arguably a 5.7-liter V10 packing 605 horsepower and a rev limit of 8,400 rpm.

Now, from the safety of your computer or mobile device, we invite you to rattle the Carrera GT’s cage. You are about to witness what the GT does best–illicit carnage to every patch of tarmac it comes in contact with.