2007 TechArt Carrera GT

2007 TechArt Carrera GT

2007 TechArt Carrera GT

Is it possible to make a Porsche Carrera GT even more sporty and exclusive? Yes it is! TechArt Automobildesign (www.techart.de ) 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 byRichard Owen
engineAluminum, 68 Degree, Water Cooled V10 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves per Cyl w/VarioCam
fuel feedSequential Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement5733 cc / 349.8 in³
bore98 mm / 3.86 in
stroke76 mm / 2.99 in
power473.5 kw / 635 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output106.75 bhp per litre
bhp/weight443.48 bhp per tonne
torque589.78 nm / 435 ft lbs @ 5750 rpm
body / frameCarbon Fibre Body over Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plasitc Frame
driven wheelsRWD w/ASR 5.7, LSD
front tires265/35ZR19 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
rear tires335/30ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
front brakesInternally Vented & Cross Drilled Ceramic Composite Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS
f brake sizex 380 mm / x 15.0 in
rear brakesInternally Vented & Cross Drilled Ceramic Composite Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS
r brake sizex 380 mm / x 15.0 in
front wheelsF 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 31.8 cm / 20 x 12.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Steering
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Springs & Dampers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Inboard Springs & Dampers
curb weight1380 kg / 3042 lbs
wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in
front track1612 mm / 63.5 in
rear track1587 mm / 62.5 in
length4613 mm / 181.6 in
width1920 mm / 75.6 in
height1166 mm / 45.9 in
transmission6-Speed Manual w/Two-Plate Ceramic Dry Clutch
gear ratios3.20:1, 1.87:1, 1.36:1, 1.07:1, 0.90:1, 0.75:1, :1
final drive4.44:1
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