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Do You Think You Can Afford A Porsche Carrera GT

Virtually every car nut, okay enthusiast, that I know would love to own a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. It is a street racer with an incredibly powerful V10 engine and a body made of carbon fiber which makes it so lightweight. In 2004 Porsche brought out the Carrera GT and it was so perfect that only minor adjustments are present in the 2005 version.

To make the car a bit more comfortable to drive the seat height is now adjustable and also includes thigh bolsters to help make the legs more secure. The look of the Carrera GT is unmistakable. The low profile, ultra-light racer is a sight to behold and the interior is just as flawless as the outside.

Okay, onto the cool stuff. Most of you are probably like me and just want to know the answer to the question, "What makes it go so fast?" For starters, the roadster comes with a 5.7 liter, 605 horsepower V10 that can do 205 miles per hour! Every effort has been made to make the car as light as possible while maintaining safety, even the transmission mounts are made of carbon-reinforced plastic. The level of sophistication in the car's suspension is so incredible that even the shape of the components increase the aerodynamics.

Light materials like magnesium are employed for the huge wheels and the frames of the unique sports seats which results in not only a faster car but a safer one as well. So what kind of impact did using all these lightweight materials have on the performance of the vehicle? How about a zero to 60 time of only 3.9 seconds? That's plenty quick isn't it? It also reaches 100 miles per hour in under seven seconds and 125 in less than ten.

The engine that makes all of this possible is the 5.5 liter V-10 which was created in Porsche's development center in Weissach, Germany and has been bored to 5.7.

With a super low center of gravity, sixty eight degree V angle, and using the technology of multiple valves with four per cylinder it is no surprise that this engine delivers such outstanding performance and with the engine block, crank, and cam shafts all constructed of light weight alloys it only weighs in at a little over 470 pounds! Okay, we know it goes fast so how do I stop it? The Carrera GT is equipped with a high tech braking system featuring ceramic brakes which are the first ever used in an on road car. When a car goes this fast it's good to know it has a state of the art brake system to stop it! Everyone loves the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with its signature look that and performance that leaves you breathless the only question left is, "How much?" $440,000, Can you afford it?.

Gregg Hall is an author and internet marketing consultant living in Navarre Florida. For more on performance auto parts for your car go to

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