Become a Member: Get Ad-Free Access to All Our Content

2007 TechArt Carrera GT

Is it possible to make a Porsche Carrera GT even more sporty and exclusive? Yes it is! TechArt Automobildesign ( ) now customizes one of the rare mid-engine super sports cars for one of its long-time customers.

The TechArt designers have developed aerodynamically efficient custom-tailored body components made from exposed carbon fiber that serve as a visual contrast to the metallic-orange special paint. A new air outlet on the upper half of the front fascia and a one-piece spoiler lip on the lower half give the front of the two-seater an even more dynamic appearance. The low-reaching front spoiler reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds further and thus further optimizes directional stability.

TechArt has also developed a three-piece gurney flap that serves as the aerodynamic counterpart in the rear. The center piece of the separation edge extends together with the pop-up rear wing and in combination with the fixed spoiler edges on the left and right produces additional downforce on the rear axle.

While suspension and tires remain untouched the peripherals of the 5.7-liter V10 engine are upgraded with a TechArt stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system and a modified intake system. Both benefit not only the engine sound that escapes through the two production tailpipes; the modifications also increase maximum power output from 612 hp / 450 kW to some 635 hp / 467 kW.

Further room for improvement of the Carrera GT lay in the cockpit. TechArt customized the interior with an ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel with leather/carbon fiber rim, and a shifter made from exposed carbon fiber. Requests for even more exclusive and colorful fully leather interiors are answered by the TechArt upholstery shop.

Story by TechArt

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Aluminum, 68 Degree, Water Cooled V10 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl w/VarioCam
fuel feed Sequential Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement 5733 cc / 349.8 in³
bore 98 mm / 3.86 in
stroke 76 mm / 2.99 in
compression 12.0:1
power 473.5 kw / 635 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output 106.75 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 443.48 bhp per tonne
torque 589.78 nm / 435 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
redline 8400
body / frame Carbon Fibre Body over Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plasitc Frame
driven wheels RWD w/ASR 5.7, LSD
front tires 265/35ZR19 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
rear tires 335/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
front brakes Internally Vented & Cross Drilled Ceramic Composite Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS
f brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakes Internally Vented & Cross Drilled Ceramic Composite Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS
r brake size x 380 mm / x 15.0 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 31.8 cm / 20 x 12.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Steering
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Springs & Dampers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Inboard Springs & Dampers
curb weight 1380 kg / 3042 lbs
wheelbase 2730 mm / 107.5 in
front track 1612 mm / 63.5 in
rear track 1587 mm / 62.5 in
length 4613 mm / 181.6 in
width 1920 mm / 75.6 in
height 1166 mm / 45.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual w/Two-Plate Ceramic Dry Clutch
gear ratios 3.20:1, 1.87:1, 1.36:1, 1.07:1, 0.90:1, 0.75:1, :1
final drive 4.44:1
top speed ~329.9 kph / 205.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~6.9 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~11.4 seconds