Here's Why the Porsche Carrera GT Is My Favorite Car Ever Made

Here's Why the Porsche Carrera GT Is My Favorite Car Ever Made

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this is a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and it is my all-time favorite car I review a lot of cars but this is my number one in my opinion the greatest car that's ever been put on the road and today I'm going to review this car and explain why before I get started be sure to check out cars and bids which is a new car
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a small channel but it has some good content seeing is the owner of this car also owns a Ford GT and a Ferrari 512 TR and the BAC mono that I reviewed last year there's some good stuff on there you can check out Tom's garage by clicking the link in the description below but let's talk Carrera GT this was Porsches flagship supercar in the mid-2000s with just under thirteen hundred units built for the entire world
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it's powered by a naturally aspirated 5.7 liter v10 with about 600 horsepower and the original sticker price was around 450,000 dollars but the current value is much higher after the Carrera GT went out of production interest was surprisingly low and prices dipped but then supercars started switching to automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive and hybrid powertrains and enthusiasts
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started to target the last analogue supercars and with a manual transmission and low production numbers and no stability control this is one of the last best rarest most special analog super cars these days Carrera GT models will sell between 600,000 and a million dollars or a little more for special examples and that's a shame for me because I have always wanted one I fell in love with
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the Carrera GT one of the very first times I saw one on July 15 2005 and a decade later I chose that date as my wedding day I buy these little Carrera GT models drugstores all over the world Korea Africa anywhere where I happen to encounter one and there is always a Carrera GT as the background on my cell phone it is truly my all-time favorite car now I've already reviewed the
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Carrera GT but it was a long time ago and I didn't get as in-depth back then as I do now and so I figured it deserved a second look especially considering how much I loved this car and so today I'm gonna do just that I'm gonna first take you on a thorough tour of the Carrera GT and show you all of its interesting quirks and features then I'm gonna get it out on the road and drive it and then I'm going to give it a dug score
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alright I'm gonna start the quirks and features of the Carrera GT with the key which is kind of cool a little different from the regular Porsche key at the time you can see it says GT at the top letting you know that your car is special then you have the locked unlock button the other cool thing is below that you have the button to pop of the trunk and you can see they've tried to make the car diagram on that button look like the Carrera GT you have kind of an open top mid-engine look instead of the 911 and next up once you've unlocked the
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Carrera GT you can get in using this handle here nothing unusual about this handle it doesn't have like a weird trick door handle like some supercars in this era do just a pretty standard door handle and once you have the door open the first thing you see near the door sill you have the poppers these little switches that will pop open the rear area where the engine is and the front area the front cargo storage area the trunk I'm gonna start by popping open the rear compartment now this rear compartment is obviously where the
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engine is located but it's not only that you take a look on the side you can see there's this little panel here so you undo these little fasteners on either end of the panel you open it up and there are some tools in here you have tire sealant and an air compressor in case you get a flat tire this is where your tire repair kit is located in the engine compartment but my very favorite item inside this compartment is this tool this screwdriver for one day it
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says Carrera GT on it and on the other side it has the part number that is the coolest screwdriver that has ever existed but one neat feature about this if you remove the top of this screwdriver kind of slide it off you have all of your different screwdriver bits on here so you can use it for any different type of screw you also have your tow hook in here in case the car needs to be towed this is where you find a little towing tool you can screw into the car and then tow drivers can use it to get the car up on to the back of a flatbed now interestingly you also have
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another kind of storage compartment on the other side of the engine compartment you can see there's a little triangle on it this one of course contains the warning triangle in case you break down you can put that out behind you to warn other drivers that you're stopped so there's actually a little storage in this engine compartment not just the engine now there's a lot to say about the engine in this car I'm gonna get back to it a little later first I want to talk about closing the engine compartment you can see there's a little warning label kind of near the latch that label is letting you know that your
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hand could get hit by the spoiler if you close it you can see with the spoiler in this position there's a very tight gap between the engine cover and the spoiler and if you just keep your hand in that place it will get pinched so this warning label is letting you know don't do that be careful and next up I want to talk about the front compartment but before I do that I want to start by discussing the luggage every single Carrera GT came with luggage that was fitted for all
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sorts of weird and interesting nooks and crannies throughout the Carrera GT allow me to show you for one thing you got a briefcase this is the only piece of luggage that wasn't designed to fit in a perfect place somewhere in the car but you also got a lot more than that you can see behind the passenger seat there's a bag this is for a suit if you had a suit that you wanted to kind of hang up in your career GT not let it get wrinkled this bag was designed specifically to carry it and this is precisely where it was intended to go
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and neck stuff you also had a piece of luggage that went next to the passenger seat between the passenger seat and the door panel this luggage piece is supposed to be placed in here for more stuff and next up here's a very clever one you have this Center control stack in the Carrera GT that kind of comes out towards the passenger compartment more than most cars and that leaves a hole underneath it that would be wasted space except you can put luggage there and in fact this little clip in this area is intended for the luggage you can see
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that the specific bag designed for the spot has a corresponding clip on the bottom so you can clip it in place and then it won't kind of move around while you're driving at high speed so there's that perfectly tailored luggage for this unusual spot and it gets even more clever than that because check out the inside of the door jam area just looks fairly normal this isn't a place I usually highlight except in the Carrera GT you can pop this open
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and it's a storage spot and it has its own luggage fitted for the size of this storage spot which is really crazy of course you don't have a luggage you can still use this as hidden storage and nobody will ever find it but if you have the luggage you have your own bag that actually fits in the spot and it's the same deal on both sides you can see in the other door again pop it open here's your hidden storage spot and here's where you can put stuff your fitted luggage and of course the final piece of
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luggage is up front in the front trunk precisely where you would expect a luggage to be you just pop this open and then you can see the luggage fits in perfectly right here this is the largest piece of the luggage and again it's in the cargo compartment so that makes sense and next up since I'm up here in the trunk let's talk about the cargo compartment in this car one notable item is that the entire trunk is lined in this soft material that has this diamond stitch pattern throughout the entire thing this isn't some removable trunk cover this is what's in all of the
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Carrera GT is the actual trunk lining and the reason for that is that the roof goes into the trunk which I will show you in a second but first I want to talk about this little flap in the center this is velcroed on and if you lift it up you can see there's a little label here this label shows the vehicle code nine eight zero three ten that was Porsches internal code for the Carrera GT and it also shows all of the options and features on this particular Carrera GT using Porsches option codes that label is usually stuck on the inside of the trunk compartment lid in most
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Porsche models but in the Carrera GT it's located under this flap and next up a few other notable items in the trunk one is that you have the tool for the center lock wheels these wheels don't have traditional lug nuts instead you have a center lock like race cars do and this is the tool you can see it even says Carrera GT on it so that you know this tool doesn't go to one of your other center lock wheel cars but probably the most interesting thing about the front trunk is the fact that you can use it to store the roof
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and into Porsche fashion everything has been perfectly thought-out with the roof removal and storage process so one thing there is a label printed in the cargo compartment that shows in detail precisely how the roof is intended to be removed and stored inside the car so let me walk you through the steps right now first you have to move the seats forward that seems like an odd first step for removing the roof in a car but the latches for the roof panels are near the
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seat headrest area and if the seat is too far back you can't actually open the latch to take off the roof now you have to start over on the passenger side because the roof is split into two panels and the one on the passenger side is actually on top of the panel on the driver's side in the middle to form a seal so you start on the passenger side you unlatch near the headrest as you can see you pull the splash off and then the process is just as simple as pulling the roof panel out and then you're holding it it's very light but of course you want to be careful because this is a painted panel then you take that panel
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into the front trunk and you can see panel number one is supposed to be stowed in this particular way according to the label and so you do exactly that now here's where things get even more Porsche a particular detail oriented you have straps that you're supposed to put across the roof panels when they're in the front trunk in order to secure them and you can't just use whichever strap is more convenient and they're numbered this is strap number one and it goes on top of roof panel number one so you have to pull this strap out and then put it
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on the roof panel and secure it in place but anyway once you've done that you go back to the other roof panel the one on the driver's side or you unlatch it in the very same way pretty simple process and again you pull it off of the car and you bring it back to the front trunk the difference here is that it actually goes the opposite direction in the front trunk the first one had it stopped down this one has it stopped up and so you put it in place and then of course you use strap number two and that will secure your second roof panel into your
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front trunk area and then your roof is in now one more interesting item with the roof panels when they're off you would have this kind of ugly exposed latch area that maybe you don't really want to see so you have a little plastic cap that can slide over and cover that area so when you're driving around in your Carrera GT it doesn't look ugly even if you have the roof off and next up on the outside of this car I want to talk wheels now like I mentioned this car has
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center lock wheels very uncommon when the Carrera GT came out it was mostly only used for race cars so pit crews didn't have to loosen each lug nut individually when a car came in for a pit stop they could just do one giant lug nut in the center instead to save time now these days center lock wheels are becoming far more common on supercars and on sports cars trying to emulate that race car look and feel but there's still a few notable items for the Carrera GT for one thing they're different colors you can see the center
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lock piece on the left is this red color and over on the right it's a blue color now this is fairly common on race cars and the intent here is that you don't want to screw up and put the wrong thing on the wrong side of the car and so by color-coordinating it you'll remember which side is which and you won't make that mistake the other unusual thing with the center lock wheels in this car is that they are cross threaded meaning you actually turn it to the right to loosen it or undo it you can see there's a label on the center locks that says undo with an arrow to the right band
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next up another interesting item on the outside of this car this little lying on the side on the front fender this is actually the turn signal the side turn signal in this car is this little strip you can see when it comes on it turns orange to signal just like you'd expect and next up we move around to the back of the Carrera GT where I'm gonna start with what has to be the coolest-looking exhausts ever in the entire history of the car these truly look like rocket launcher engine thrusters that you would
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see on a rocket ship or a fighter jet I love these things and the exhaust has an incredible sound to it too one of the very best sounding exhausts in the history of the we will listen to it in a few minutes now a few other interesting items around back one the battery is not located in an easily accessible location instead you have to remove the rear passenger side wheel in order to get to it you take that off and then there's a little access compartment which apparently is a
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little difficult to access but still that's how you remove the battery in this car now there are jump points elsewhere that are more easily accessible in case you need to jumpstart the car now one other item worth mentioning is the color of this car Porsche offered the Carrera GT in only five factory colors there was silver grey black red and yellow the vast majority were either silver or grey that's most Carrera GT models you'll ever see with silver being the most popular and the three remaining colors are all pretty rare and they command a
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pretty substantial premium today later in the Carrera GTS production run Porsche also added custom colors with their paint test sample program so there are some custom painted Carrera GT models running around those are the rarest and the most valuable today and next up let's move inside the Carrera GT and let's talk interior there are quite a few interesting quirks and features in here starting with the seats strangely the cushions are removable or at least the cushion on the basis you can hear as I kind of pull up on it the velcro sound
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you can take it out the owner of this car Tom he told me that he has another cushion that can slide in here but it's a little bit thinner and I guess you can choose if you want the thinner or the thicker cushion depending on if you want to sit a little higher or a little lower for your height because the seats don't move up or down only forward or backward fan next up speaking of this seats to the left of the seat on the driver side you have the parking brake and if you want to engage it you just pull it up and then it's engaged you want to disengage it just push it down but when it comes to the seats in the Carrera GT
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maybe my favorite thing is this little warning label in the passenger side door jamb that says no child seat occasionally I get into super cars and exotic cars that do have child seat anchors so you can bring your child along for the ride but not in the Carrera GT it is specifically prohibited No child seat and next up to the left of the steering wheel you have the ignition which is a common thing in Porsches going back to the days of the llama start in racing where drivers will run
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up to their cars and drive off as fast as they could the thinking was you would stick the key in with your left hand put the car in gear with your right hand and that gave you a slight advantage at the start of the race so that's why Porsches are like that and next to the ignition you can see there's a little dial here that's for the headlights you just twist that and the headlights come on now moving into the middle of the interior at the very center in the center control stack you can see that you have the window switches left and right mounted in the center rather than on the door panels and at the top you have the word
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Carrera GT written out in Carrera GT script along with the serial number of the car now also in the middle at the base of this Center control stack you have your climate controls pretty simple at the top you can change the temperature in the middle you change the fan speed and on the bottom you can change where the air goes now moving back up on this Center control stack you have near the top the hazard light button and you can see if this big red triangle right in the center kind of a focal point of this entire thing a hazard lights but you push it in turn on
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and next up back down in the center control stack at the very base you have an ashtray it is the world's smallest ashtray unbelievably tiny literally like the size of a postage stamp but it's there for all those drivers who wish to smoke in their Carrera GTS and back further up in the center control stack you have three buttons right below the hazard light button the one on the left turns off traction control this car was not built with stability control but it was built with traction control however it's
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very defeatable in fact that traction off button is the closest thing to the steering wheel so you can easily turn it off now over on the right in this group of buttons you have the lock button you press that and that locks or unlocks the door is fairly simple and finally the control in the middle of this group of buttons raises and lowers the spoiler the rear wing is adjustable and if you press this button you can see it goes up automatically a very cool look you can also press the button again of course if you want to low
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or the wing and then it goes right back down into the car although I've always felt that this car looks better with the wing up and in place now it's worth noting that the wing also automatically will go up above 70 miles an hour that's the guest the speed where Porsche thinks that the wing starts to become useful in providing downforce like if you're on a race track and finally we move on to the most important item in this centre control stack and that would be the shift lever for one thing you can see the top is wood that's a tribute to the
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Porsche 917 race car from years earlier which also used a wood shift knob now late in this cars model run Porsche also started offering a carbon-fiber shift knob but in my opinion the wood was the one you wanted for that reason the tribute to the 917 and one other notable item about the shifter is the placement of this shifter which is rather unusual the vast majority of cars have kind of a more upright centre control stack and then the shifter is more in the middle in the center console but this Center control stack is pulled out in far more
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of a severe angle and the shifter is closer and that's intentional Porsche wanted the shifter to be as close as possible to the steering wheel so you don't have to take your hand so far off the steering wheel in order to shift gears and so as you can see the shifter in the steering wheel are right next to each other really really close and next up another notable item in this interior like I mentioned there's like a hole beneath the centre control stack you can see this is where Porsche has crammed the CD player in this car very unusual
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out-of-the-way location I guess they figured most drivers wouldn't be using it because they'd be listening to this beautiful engine note now as for the radio itself it is quite an interesting situation in this car it's at the very top of the centre control stack and you can see it's called Porsche online pro and it was designed specifically for this vehicle to fit into this spot a few interesting items with this radio one you have 18 presets 9 along the bottom then you press this little button and it
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shifts to the next group of presets so you can preset 18 radio stations in your Carrera GT far better than in your regular average car the they're interesting Adam with this stereo it's not just a radio it's also a navigation system I'm serious this tiny little thing also acts as a navigation system press this button in the upper right with like an arrow on it and it says navigation disk not inserted I
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guess you have to put in a CD and then the navigation system would work I can only imagine that it must be truly terrible with no real easy controls and no big screen but it is theoretically anyway an Asian system in the Carrera GT now one other radio related item worth mentioning with this car are the controls right next to the radio in the center control stack for one thing you have this little button marked on you can press that to turn it on it seems totally out of place in this car but
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that's what they've done for the on/off button you also have next to that two dials the dial on the Left controls the volume obviously you can twist it left or right for more or less volume and then on the right you have the radio tuner you can twist that and it will change the radio station you'd think they could have integrated that on button into the volume dial like everybody else but instead you just have this weird off-center on button maybe the only real drawback in this interior and next up I want to talk about the door panel in the Carrera GT here you
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can see the door panel there's actually nothing particularly interesting or weird or special in this door panel but I wanted to show it so at least you could see what it looks like I guess the door handle is kind of special it as a cool little operation to it and it's triangle-shaped but other than that you just have a fairly standard door panel in this car and next up another interesting item in this interior is the steering wheel because they borrowed it out of other Porsche models at the time the 986 Boxster and the 996 911 the Boxster and 911 from the time had this same steering wheel and
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same goes for the turn signal stalk and the wiper stalks all shared with the Boxster and the 911 in fact the entire gauge cluster piece was shared with those cars to the central tachometer and then all of the other gauges over on the sides although it's worth noting that the Boxster in the 911 didn't have a tachometer that revved to 10th and rpms and the Boxster the 911 didn't have a 225 mile an hour speedometer but
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the Carrera GT does now one other item worth noting in this gauge cluster there is a small screen in the center when you're driving along it shows you the speed that you're traveling but you can also use this little stop coming off the steering column on the left you can scroll through various different items in here mostly information like your trip odometer your tire pressures but you can also see your average fuel economy and we're not doing so well here nine and a half miles per gallon not exactly an efficient car this one one
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other interesting item in this gauge cluster screen you can scroll through your options and one says oil and you can get an oil level measurement in here strangely this is the only way that a normal person without specialized tools can measure the oil in a Carrera GT there's no dipstick with this car so unless you go to a dealership or a service center you have to go into the gauge cluster screen to get your oil level measurement and finally our last interesting interior item in this car as a glovebox which actually isn't all that
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interesting at all it just looks like a glove box you open it up but it does contain the owner's manual the only really notable item in the owners manual in my view is that it actually gives you a diagram showing where all of the luggage is supposed to go so if you're lookin fused about which piece goes we're considering there are so many strange nooks to put them in you have this diagram to tell you and finally we move on to maybe this cars greatest feature of all its engine a 5.7 liter
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naturally aspirated v10 about 600 horsepower now there are many cool things about this engine but one of the coolest is its development it was initially developed for Formula One racing Porsche was gonna use it there then that didn't work out so they kind of changed plans and developed it for LA ma prototype racing the LMP class cars that didn't really work either so they decided to stick it in a road car so this engine traces its lineage back to development for Formula One and LMP
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class racing that is just one of the coolest things you will ever hear about any road car engine in existence now here's another really cool thing about the engine in this car the concept version of the Carrera GT debuted in 2000 and it looked a lot like the eventual Road car ended up looking but the concept car had a 5.5 liter v10 with about 550 horsepower the road car has a 5.7 liter v10 with about 600 horsepower the road car has more power
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and a larger engine than the concept car you do not see this often usually brands do these crazy concept cars then they dial it back for production Porsche was like you know I don't think that concept car which didn't have to conform to any regulations was powerful enough so let's make the road car even faster and they did that's insane but in my opinion the very best thing about this engine is the exhaust note that comes from it a lot of modern supercars have
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hybrid powertrains and whatever they all sound good but basically nothing sounds as good as the Carrera GT take a listen and finally a few other items worth noting in here one you can see the suspension in this car inboard suspension meaning that it's not placed directly at the wheels like basically every other car you can actually see all the suspension components right here inside the engine bay you can also see the carbon fiber structure of the car in here this car largely has carbon fibre
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structure throughout it and you can see some of that in the engine compartment kind of around the engine and everything looks really good bold beautiful in here exactly like you'd expect a supercar to look now the final thing I want to talk about is production numbers Porsche made 1270 of these they were planning to make more but they stopped production early for North America because they claimed that changing airbag regulations meant that production had to stop in truth the
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car simply wasn't all that successful back when it was new dealerships were having a lot of trouble selling them it was a really expensive car to have an apportion where a 911 turbo was maybe a hundred and fifty thousand dollars with every single option and after the car went out of production its popularity didn't exactly increase the global recession began near the end of 2007 continued in 208 no.9 and Carrera GT values fell along with the stock market there are many stories
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of these selling in the two to $300,000 range back in eight oh nine truly unthinkable today these cars are worth four times that now and so those are the quirks and features of the Carrera GT but now before I go drive it I want to talk to Tom of Tom's garage the owner of this car let's start with the obvious Tom how does it feel to own the greatest car ever made it's my best car in my collection every time I take it out it's
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a it's a experience do you agree with me that it's the best car yes hands down really I mean I think it's still a bargain I think it's yeah this car is still undervalued compared to like the f40 I mean this should be a million-and-a-half car easy totally we were talking about before that they've made the same number of these as f40 oh I find this car to be just as special oh yeah it doesn't have the Ferrari brand name Enzo's last car that sort of there but other but if you just look at it as a rarity and specialness this is it and nothing sounds like this
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nope no re no other car sounds like absolutely not what how often you drive it I Drive it once every month every month yeah how long have you had it eight years eight years so you bought it when things that dipped a little bit maybe they were on the upswing a little but not where they are now right yeah I got it I got it like it 340 yeah cuz this is now has to be worth waiting six seven hundred somewhere in that range I had it appraised you know insure it that guy has to come out and yeah appraise
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the car yeah he praised it at 895 okay even with 95 hundred miles oh yeah yeah servicing talk to you about servicing you can't I will maybe you can bring it to a Porsche dealer what do you do you can take it to somebody some dealers that have you know qualified mechanics that work on it yeah you know like to do an oil change and stuff like that but you it you just want to make sure you know you're taking it someplace where they you know they've got a history and you have people you know there's a small crowd of people the only costs and we all know where the stars to go to invoke
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IO are there specialists that have popped up that are taking care of these well there's a specialist in Fairfield Connecticut which you know I'm gonna for our engines out or any major work it's worthwhile and I know that people ship their cars all to them from all around the world okay and so and that's a component of this every few years the engine is supposed to come out well yes it's supposed to this engine is supposed to come out some time ago it's you know it's got ninety five hundred miles on it's never been out there okay I need to pull it out to check the valve okay
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valve settings and and other so what is every decade or something I'm supposed to come out something like that every yeah every decade but you know nobody's done that no most people haven't done it most people just suck them away and aren't touching them and so a lot of these cars probably are too maintenance cases that need some work yeah probably so and I mean if if you're gonna take it in its gonna be a thirty to forty thousand dollar get yeah so let's talk about this so you actually plan to ship it to Connecticut where there is this specialist in the courage people this guy is known as the guy you're gonna ship it clear across the country to make to get all this work
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done yeah I had considered driving there okay one of the big points about this car obviously is the controversy the dangerousness the scariness of the driving experience have you personally felt that no you know I know my limits yeah you know what I know my talents it tires as a component though right the original tires people say were hairy and everybody has since replacement yeah and plus they were they were old tires from the Paul Walker incident that was old tire there were ten years old right so you know you need to stay on top of
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tires no matter what yeah particularly a car like this right rubber does get hard over time he says he said this is the your favorite car of your vehicle's the best car in your group yeah it does it still you've had it for almost ten years eight years does it still give you a thrill to to drive it oh yeah I mean it's just not how it feels when you drive it I mean the car is well engineered yeah it's a beautiful automobile yeah there's nothing quite like I mean that yeah the Germans went all out totally are you ready I am are you
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scared nope yeah we'll see I'm gonna be very careful and cautious all right thanks Tom let's get it out on the road and see how it drives okay driving the Carrera GT my opinion the greatest car made it's such a thrill I've done this now this is the second time and I still feel a same amount of pressure I feel like more nervous and excited and anxious and just so much energy than in just about any other car coning saying Pagani this for me is that for so many other people now I want to
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start by talking about the clutch the clutch is a common topic of conversation with this car and there is a little bit of a weird thing to it in the sense that you have to let it pretty far before you start accelerating only in first gear only from a dead stop this doesn't feel that unusual and there's a lot of talk about how weird that is and how hard it is to get used to but you're driving this car you're careful anyway you're already being careful you're waiting until that clutch comes out because you don't want to ride it when you're going and by the way
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regarding the clutch at this car it's really a fantastic thing that the clutch is great perfectly way did not have a not springy just a wonderfully easy linear travel but the real star is the gear lever the gear lever even though this is such an intimidating car with a v10 and blah blah blah it just doesn't feel like that when you're shifting gears it feels like a happy-go-lucky little sports car you can just kind of toss around the gear lever with no problem [Music] I truly think this is probably the best
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sounding chord I've ever driven except for maybe the Lexus LFA which also has a v10 it sounds more kind of Formula one and it's so easy to read and to rev match in this car because the revs so quickly with no flywheel with this little plug it's unbelievable how quickly arrived so fast and so you can Rev manage so easily on a downshift you feel like a hero when you're when you're F matching you feel like you know what you're doing now this car like a lot of carbon fibre construction cars you do
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feel a lot it's very tight you feel water Road you hear a lot of stuff there's a lot to it it certainly this is not a daily driver type car that one cool thing about this car that I've always loved because it was built by Porsche it just feels to me to be a better car than a lot of the cars that were one of the other high-dollar crazy supercars it's really well built this cars 15 years old nothing's coming apart nothing looks back nothing's poorly constructed this was built it's the same thing with my Ford GT it was built by a company that builds rational automobiles
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and so they kind of know how to do that sort of stuff the other benefit of the Porsche of manufacturing is that it's actually pretty reasonably sized in here the seat feels good I've got a lot of headroom even though I'm tall I have but good amount of space in this car it's not as exciting or as daring as some cars you get in and so everything's a little more insane this car is not as crazy or like I said the steering wheels from a boxer but that wasn't really the point now tom says he
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doesn't worry about the danger level of this car but I certainly do I really think that this car is dangerous and you have to know what the hell you're doing especially when it's it's not even this it just feels so tight the steering is just so tight everything about it and it's just so it's so quick to rabbit still feels fast even though 3.6 0-60 is no longer the fastest thing on the road but all the sound is so good it just feels so special it's a totally
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different experience and the car is so drivable and I just feel like you you feel like a hero you feel like you know what you're doing in this car so much more then in so many other cars that have I getting used to period even though this is an incredibly expensive car that requires some skill to drive it makes you feel like you've driven it forever and like you know what you're doing it drives like a Porsche this just happens to have a beat dead with 600 horsepower and no stability control and the history that it does and so that's
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the Porsche Carrera GT in my mind this is the last best analog supercar and given the lawsuits this car generated and the controversy that surrounds it I suspect there will never be another car made quite like this that's okay though because in my mind it's perfect I just wish I could afford it anyway with that in mind now it's time to give the Carrera GT a dug score now
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since I've already dug scored the Carrera GT I'm not going to go through each category but rather I'm just gonna show you where it stands against some other iconic cars and supercars from its era which is right here 71 out of 100 which puts it near the top and better than basically everything else from the mid-2000s the Carrera GT is an absolute legend it's fun to drive it's well-built it sounds amazing it's special it's rare and in my opinion it's still undervalued it is my all-time favorite car and with
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good reason [Music] [Applause]

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