It's been eight years since the Porsche Carrera GT debuted. It feels like an eternity. Manufacturers relish nothing more than exceeding the performance envelope of their old halo models, and with a rash of idiotically fast machines like the McLaren P1, Ferrari F70 and Porsche 918 Spyder soon headed to market, the crew from Autocar took the time to revisit the last real German supercar on a track. So, how has the Carrera GT aged?

According to Autocar, it's still worth every ludicrous cent of its asking price. Sure, there are modern examples from the 911 stable that cost less and serve up 90 percent of the performance, but the Carrera GT continues to deliver foolish thrust and precise handling nearly a decade after it was created. You can check out the video review below to see for yourself.



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      rocketmoose
      • 2 Years Ago
      The world needs more high-revving, naturally aspirated V10s.
      GeeDavy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still beautiful after all these years and like a proper super car it has three pedals.
      VIPER94
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car sounds sooooo amazing
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks very dated though...
        ratpack
        • 2 Years Ago
        @trzjax
        true, design of this car is was very out dated since beginning. it looks like it's made in early-mid 90's, but actually it's from 2004...
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @trzjax
        i thought exactly the opposite...it still looks so fresh
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @trzjax
        Want to talk about 'dated'? How about anything else Porsche makes?
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      My favorite car of all time. And the 2nd greatest supercar ever built, just behind the McLaren F1. I would do unspeakable things to drive this car.
      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      Best sounding car of all time, only being approached by the LFA in that regards. This would be my one and only supercar purchase of this price range if I won the lottery, I just can't shake the sound of it.
      Cory Stansbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how her hair is like a G-meter.
        Brett
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cory Stansbury
        That's probably my favorite part of any of those videos where race car drivers take their wives out for hot laps.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      most amazing machine..sounds even better than an LFA...unbelievable
        Jonathan Arena
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lachmund
        Very similar engines: both are derived from the early 2000's Formula V10 era engines.
      mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only problem with this car is that it had no real performance mojo to back the Hype. Just like the LF-A. Very nice car, a collectable, but in the annals of who's who it will always be "the fat pig who couldn't"
        montegod7ss
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        Ya, in the sea of all the other 600hp+ 3,000lb supercars 8 years ago, it sure was a fat pig. o.O
        Brett
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        And yet, like the LF-A, the experience of driving one is so supernal, unique and visceral that not many of us care about those numbers. We armchair car enthusiasts tend to quote performance figures till we're blue in the face, when the reality of it is that character, which is not quantifiable, can really overcome some less-than-savory performance numbers. It's why people buy Honda Fits Besides, your claim is unfounded. 0-60 took only 3.5 seconds, which made it just a few tenths off from the Ferrari Enzo, the quickest car of the day, and to 100 it was actually a bit quicker, depending on the driver.
      d.hollywood
      • 2 Years Ago
      From a "visuals" standpoint...I'd take the GT over the new 918 anytime.Handsome car with wonderful audios...and (still) peak performance.
      Porsche4life
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sorry but this car is too much! Ill be back I have to go change my underwear
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you put a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cups on it like the 911s getting close to it in performance, problem solved.
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