Sunday, November 23, 2003
Got a spare $440,000 ?
The perfect car for anyone with a spare $440,000 lying around.
"In the year of the supercar (seven came out this year), the Porsche Carrera GT is the one we deemed worthy of our Best of What's New, as it resembles nothing so much as a purebred Le Mans racer. The GT's 5.7-liter, 605-horsepower V-10 engine is based on a Le Mans prototype design, and said engine sends power to the rear wheels through an industry-first small-diameter 6.65-inch twin-disc ceramic clutch. The engine and its transmission are mounted ridiculously low in the car to reduce lean and aid cornering. Indy-car-style stainless steel pushrods minimize unsprung weight while providing easy access to the shocks and springs for tuning at the track. The whole thing is built on top of a carbon-fiber chassis. $440,000"
Lots of way cool stuff in the "Best of What's New" edition of Popular Science
Popular Science Top 100 Tech Innovations 2003
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