(2004 model shown)
The limited-production Carrera GT entices wealthy enthusiasts who can afford in excess of $400,000 with a racing-bred mid-engine design and 5.7-liter V-10 engine that delivers a supersonic 605 horsepower. The GT's unique monocoque structure and subframe are made of carbon fiber, with a flat bottom and a rear diffuser for added structural rigidity. It rides on specially forged-magnesium wheels, and the car's convertible top consists of two individual carbon-fiber shells that can be stowed in the front compartment. Expect few, if any, changes for 2005.
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2004 Porsche Carrera GT by Marty Padgett
The cheapest Le Mans substitute Porsche has to offer.