What to do when your new hypercar arrives and you want to take it racing but there’s no official factory backed arrangement? You get a specialist like GPR to build you one of course!
The factory standard Carrera GT was the last of Porsche’s ultra high performance cars to use a manual gearbox (6-speed) and along with its majestic 5.7L V10 making 450 kW (612 PS; 603 hp) and 590 N⋅m (435 lbf⋅ft) of torque propelled the car form 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.57 seconds and onto a top speed of 334 km/h (208 mph). That engine was originally destined for the Footwork Formula 1 Team, then a Le Mans project then it finally found its place in the Carrera GT.
The owner of this very car took delivery with the intention to go endurance racing and spent €220,000 euros for the privilege. Unfortunately this all amounted to nothing as the car ended up unable to achieve parity because of the tremendous amount of performance extracted.
Some of the modifications include a Motec control unit, new tailor-made wishbones and push rods, and as race demands dictate, a new brake system from AP Racing. There’s also a high performance clutch, pedals, motorsport ready integrated air lift system, a safety cage from Thiebaut and magnesium rims from BBS as well as the usual safety requirements such as fire extinguisher.
Mechatronik in Germany list the car as having 650 hp, a 47 hp jump over the original factory car as well as a carbon interior amongst other improvements.
If you want to scare the living daylight out of people at your local track day, this is the car for you, providing you have the means of course.