Don’t forget the crazy Porsche Carrera GT Via Damp Autobahn Thrashing at 194 MPH
Project Code 980 was born as the 2003-2007 Porsche Carrera GT two-door mid-engined roadster. It featured cutting edge technology and chassis development, as well as a Berserker V10 mill. The latter was capable of extracting no less than 612 hp / 603 horsepower with a capacity of 5.7 liters without the aid of supercharging technology.
While the official zero to 62 mph (100 km / h) sprint takes 3.9 seconds, the six-speed manual supercar would have been able to cut the time down to just 3.5 seconds for the 60 mph threshold ( 96 km / h). And it could also reach up to 330 km / h / 205 mph. But that was over a decade and a half ago. Why not today?
Well, the good people of AutoTopNL YouTube channel spent some quality time with a silver V10 monster, during which they also gave it some time to breathe on the freeway. And we’ve got a few short videos to back up the claim that it was indeed a wild supercar for the time. One that remains just as astonishing even today.
Of course, there’s also the usual range of testing done with the help of a GPS-based smartphone rating app during those spirited high-speed runs. Better yet, the team also muddled a few short videos with their work, the first featuring a few beauty passes before settling for the POV instrument cluster.
If anyone is feeling a little claustrophobic when they see the speedometer reading up to 313 km / h / 194 mph, no worries. There is also a second video embedded below that shows us a wider perspective and all the cockpit action at your discretion. Seeing the Carrera GT’s compound drive is fascinating, as is checking out the driver’s subtly frightened gear changes …