Those who know and love Porsche cars will appreciate the name "Carrera." It's the name you'll find plastered on the back of the Porsche 911, but what happens when you drop the 911 and add the letters G and T? You get one of the most capable, and beautiful supercars of all time. Some say that the Porsche Carrera GT is a dangerous car to drive, and we all know what happened to Fast and Furious legend Paul Walker, but there is something truly special about this car, and in the following video we're given a reminder of why we love it so much.
In the video, you get a POV seat inside the gorgeous cabin of a GT Silver Metallic Carrera GT with a brown leather interior. Before the driver sets off, he gives the 5.7-liter V10 a few throttle blips, and the response and sound are astounding. The first thing one notices as the car takes off is just how free-revving that engine sounds, and the peculiar positioning of the shifter, reminiscent of the seventh-generation Honda Civic. The driver seems tentative to give it everything, but when you consider that these cars sell for well over a million bucks, you'd take it easy too. Our favorite part is when he blasts through the tunnel; it sounds like a proper V10-powered F1 car.
The Porsche Carrera GT was manufactured from 2004 to 2007 and won numerous awards for its capability and design. The GT was inspired by the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 racing cars, and still looks like it belongs on a racetrack instead of public roads. The GT is powered by a 5.7-liter V10 engine producing 603 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque,which it sends to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. The 0-60 mph sprint takes only 3.5 seconds, and this Porsche will top out at close to 210 mph.
Scrubbing off excess speed is the job of a carbon fiber-reinforced Silicon Carbide ceramic composite braking system, and the exterior features an electronic wing that activates at speeds over 70 mph. The interior of this GT features a Bose sound system and an ignition system on the left-hand side of the steering wheel as a tribute to the days of running starts at the Le Mans 24 hour race. This car might be almost two decades old, but it still gets our blood pumping.