2003 Porsche Carrera GT (Forzathon)
Unveiled at the 2003 Geneva Auto Show, the 2003 Carrera GT was Porsche’s first concept car since the last 959 rolled off the line in 1988. It’s also astounding. Porsche has taken the use of lightweight materials to a new level with its carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, magnesium wheels, and titanium pushrods. Never before had such materials come together in a car. The result is a motor with almost zero rotational inertia, and a chassis that has nearly zero flex. And yes, it’s light. The 5.7-liter V10 creates 605 horsepower and throttle response likened to an F1 racing car. The Carrera GT will hit 124 mph in less than 10 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. What sets this supercar apart is the lack of electronic aids. There is no traction or stability control; there are no paddle shifters or automatic rev matching. This is a driver’s supercar that is superbly engineered and puts the responsibility of reaching its performance potential firmly with the pilot. Unlike faster cars in its class, handling in corners was not compromised for top speed potential.
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