Porsche Carrera GT vs. McLaren Mercdes SLR

Discussion in 'Car Comparisons' started by ajzahn, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. AutoBild has tested thw two fastest and most expensiest German supercars in 2004.

    Carrera GT:
    V10 mid-engine
    4 valves per cylinder
    4 OHC
    5.733 liters
    bore x stroke: 98.0 x 76.0 mms
    450 kW (612 bhp) at 8000 rpm
    max of torque 590 Nms at 5750rpm
    RWD
    6-speed manual
    length/width/height: 4613/1921/1166 mms
    wheel base: 2730 mms
    track front/rear: 1612/1587 mms
    tires front/rear: 265/35 ZR 19 / 335/30 ZR 20
    vetilated ceramic disk brakes on all 4 wheels
    curb weight: 1495 kgs
    Vmax: 330 kph
    0–100 kph in 3.8 secs.
    price when new: 452.400 EUR

    Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
    V8 compressor engine in front
    3 valves per cylinder
    DOHC
    5.439 liters
    bore x stroke: 97.0 x 92.0 mms
    460 kW (626 bhp) at 6500 rpm
    max. of torque: 780 Nms at 3250 rpm
    RWD
    5-speed automatic
    length/width/height: 4656/1908/1261 mms
    wheel base: 2700 mms
    track front/rear: 1638 / 1569 mms
    tires front/rear: 255/35 ZR 19 / 295/30 ZR 19
    ventilated ceramic disk brakes on all 4 wheels
    curb weight: 1755 kgs
    Vmax: 334 kph
    0–100 kph in 3.9 secs.
    price when new: 435.000 EUR
     
  2. Sorry, the poll didn´t work. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>

    Wich one would you take, the Porsche or the McLaren/Mercedes considering look/performance and price?
     
  3. The resolts would be 70/30 Porsche/SLR
     
  4. Hmm... even if the Porsche overruns the SLR in what concerns to performance, the Mclaren is the best in comfort and also looks. I've always thought the Carrera had a very simple design, which isn't bad, but in my opinion it stands far from the "silver-bullet" shaped SLR. I'll say SLR, but it isn't a choice made with heart, it's a choice made with reason, as we use to say <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>

    BTW, could you try and get the second pic in high res for me please? =)
     
  5. Carrera GT, although I think the SLR is friggin awesome
     
  6. A black CGT, although there are times when I would rather have an SLR.
     
  7. Porsche Carrera GT
     
  8. i voted
    n u know wat
    100 per cent votes go to porsche!!!!!!!!!
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  9. CGT...these pictures in high res would be amazing!
     
  10. Damn this is tough. I'm going to say CGT. (thinks...) Yeah, CGT.
     
  11. CGT, I have a feeling that the poll would look the same even if he had included the Merc/McLaren.
     
  12. CGT for me too, and indeed: we need those pics in higher res <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  13. i would take the CGT
     
  14. If the SLR wasn't in so much demand, it would be better.
     
  15. If the SLR fixed the small problem with the brakes and made the dash a lil more attractive(rule#1, no plastic in supercars) i'd go with it.
     
  16. SLR. A friends company (which puts stickers on cars) had TWO CGT's in the same week, two corporate leaders who happened to be brothers had bought one each. I asked if I could sit in it and the answer was "Just don't scratch the carbon fiber floor". Anyway, I wasn't that impressed with it. It's a great car, but the SLR sticks out more, and I could never use any of them to its full potential anyway.
     
  17. CGT. It's more of a pure sportscar, has better performance, looks better IMO, and I prefer the concept (mid-engine topless screamer). Furthermore, according to all accounts, it's much more resolved than the SLR when pushed hard.
     
  18. SLR has problems with brakes? You mean the catching fire part? I think that's only if you use them in an extremely aggressive way...

    And there is no plastic on the SLR. It's all aluminum.
     

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