Porsche made 1,270 copies of the Carrera GT between 2003 and 2006, and one of them has been given a unique restoration by the automaker’s heritage division. At the request of a collector in the U.S., Porsche Classic completely reworked a Carrera GT into the Oak Green Metallic beauty you see here. The renovation was extensive and saw Porsche disassemble the original model into its constituent parts; they were all then inspected and refurbished or replaced as needed. Porsche overhauled the engine, transmission, chassis, and even the carbon-fiber monocoque. In fact, workers spent 350 hours sanding and recoating all the carbon-fiber components since the coating on these parts can yellow and fade over time. Although it appeared on Porsche cars starting in the 1970s, this specific dark green color was never an option on the Carrera GT. (Porsche has told us in the past that its Classic division will update a customer’s car with items and options that could have … [Read more...] about This Factory-Restored Porsche Carrera GT Won’t Be to Everyone’s Taste
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The Porsche Carrera GT has always been known for its screaming wail of an exhaust note, not so different from an old F1 car. As it turns out, there’s a very good (if complicated) reason for that. Let me start by saying Porsche has a long and often-overlooked history as an F1 engine manufacturer. The company powered two constructor’s championships and three driver’s championships in the ‘80s with over two dozen wins to their name. Well, not exactly to their name. Porsche designed and built the V6 turbo engines that took McLaren to its very lofty highs from ‘84 to ‘87, but you tend not to hear about that. The reason is because the entire engine project was funded by a Luxembourger company of the name TAG (Techniques d’Avant Garde), and they held the naming rights to the engines. Some press reports credited Porsche, which had their name stamped on the plenum chamber, but the German company’s great success still hasn’t had the … [Read more...] about The Convoluted History Of Why The Carrera GT Sounds Like An F1 Car
Motoring by Press Association 04/02/2019, 5:14 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Porsche has pulled out all of the stops to meet the needs of a super-rare Carrera GT, fully restoring the car and giving it a one-of-a-kind look. Now, the idea of a full restoration on a car that entered production in 2003 may seem a little unnecessary, but that didn’t stop the Stuttgart firm from doing it. To start with, the supercar was entirely disassembled into individual pieces. From there, every part received a full check over, with refurbishment or replacement where needed. Meanwhile, Porsche Classic — the manufacturer’s special projects arm for work on its older models — brought a model-bespoke paint finish to the car. Oak Green Metallic first appeared in the firm’s line-up in the ‘70s, but has not been available as a catalogued colour in recent times — and was never offered on the Carrera GT. However, Porsche … [Read more...] about Porsche restores Carrera GT with bespoke paint finish
Bhuvan ChowdharyCarsNovember 16th, 2018 If you decide to sell your car, how are you supposed to know whether or not you’re being offered a good price? There are many factors involved in the value of a car, so many in fact that it can make your head swim trying to make sense of it! However, there are also many tools available to you as a car owner for working out the value of your car. In this regard, the internet is your friend. So, before you hop online to sell your car, have a read of these tips.Do your researchWhen trying to work out how much your car is worth, a great way to start is looking online at what similar models with similar mileage and similar age are going for. Cast your net wide here, don’t just look on one site but really look around. Of course, don’t overlook other sources of information here – magazines with car listings are also a valuable tool.Related PostsFelix Hernandez Takes Miniature Car Photography To A New LevelMiata Getting Old?Top … [Read more...] about A guide to car value: How much is it really worth?
As we said back then, “Man, what a bummer.”This story originally appeared in the September, 2009 issue of R&T - Ed.By the mid 1980s we’d been in the street-machine-performance-car doldrums for more than a decade. Muscle cars were long dead, Corvette V-8s sank as low as 200 bhp, Ferrari Boxers were illegal in the U.S. and high performance cubic inches seemed empty. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Behind this slump were good reasons, bad reasons and political solutions, but the results were stultifying. Couldn’t get out of our own way…Turbochargers provided some relief—as they do today—but the good turbo machines were an exception. Porsche’s Turbo was about the best, but the 959 would soon rewrite the supercar script. Then, as now, racing would improve the breed. Porsche Gruppe B concept Porsche Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In 1983, it was Group B, the most intriguing class that existed from that year until … [Read more...] about How Racing Fathered Porsche’s 959 and Carrera GT