Most of us can identify a car’s brand by the soundtrack from the exhaust pipes. Everyone likes to make power in a different way, and there is no wrong answer when it comes to sound. But the Porsche Carrera GT is an outlier in every way. It sounds like no other street-legal car because the engine was not designed to be civilized.
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Behind the cockpit is a V10 that sounds like something from Formula1, because it is. Porsche engineers worked with the Footwork F1 team to build an amazing engine, but it was shelved for years in order to focus on the development of the Cayenne. The SUV was (and is) a great profit center for the brand, so they decided to build a car to handle the wild engine. The aluminum block and heads are loaded with titanium rods and composite cylinder liners.
The forged crank had a 68* firing order instead of 72* (720 degrees between 10 cylinders would be internally balanced). It yielded a rev-happy beast with the scream of an F1 car. Maximum horsepower was 605 at 8,000 rpm. In order for the engine to rev quickly, a composite clutch was used to save weight. It is tricky to drive at first and we guarantee you will stall a few times. It happens to everyone, so if you are looking for a truly unique experience, check out the video from Supercar Advocates below and stay with us for all your Porsche news & reviews.