Supercar Teardown: Porsche Carrera GT

24 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Supercar Teardown: Porsche Carrera GT

Teamspeed member, Peloton . his $440,000 2005 Porsche GT in for its four year check up and was enough to share in the carnage. take a peak at the engineering carbon fiber monocoque and sub-frame as well as the super inboard coilover suspension set up and immediately know why the CGT was (and is) so

The carbon fiber monocoque tub and sub-frame were developments the 911 GT1 motorsports program and helped the way for future exotics like the Ferrari. Besides the obvious technology, the chassis also from the use of carbon fiber by stronger, lighter and more ultimately providing the driver more direct chassis and a more exciting driving

Porsche engineers used a of the 911 GT1 suspension system in creating the GT, giving split second and confidence-inspiring behavior. The CGT utilizes suspension with double control arms with operated by stainless steel and pivot levers, separating the guidance from the spring This system is attached to the carbon fiber monocoque for intensely detailed driver

Negative acceleration is provided by the Ceramic Composite Brake system with cross-drilled inch discs at all four

The engine is another technical that’s worth mentioning. developed as a 5.5 liter by Porsche’s division for a still-born Le Mans (LMP) program in 1999, it was for a number of years to free up resources to develop the Cayenne Once Porsche realized it had a engine just sitting and with their new LMP program a 3.4 liter naturally aspirated V8, decided to go full bore to the Carrera GT.

The original 5.5 liter V10 was put to use in the Carrera GT shown at the 2000 Geneva Show. but the production version a 68-degree V10 enlarged to 5.7 liters.

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An bit about the engine is that a functional load-bearing piece of the chassis structure and the block has built so strong, that is zero distortion to the cylinder In order to keep the engine low in the Porsche engineers looked to the engine as short as possible and did so by cylinder liners, instead the cylinders with a nickel and solution that improves the durability of the 8,000 rev per minute

Another thing Porsche’s applied; a dry-sump lubrication that helps improve engine height, weight and As with other modern the Carrera GT is water cooled and a motorsport-inspired closed-deck architecture for the cylinders to be cooled by internal chambers. These goodies, all help the Carrera GT produce 605 at 8,000 rpm and peak torque or 435

Helping transmit the German-bred to the ground is the first usage of the Ceramic Composite Clutch which we can see in a couple of the above The PCCC is a very compact helping to keep the center of low and also providing a positive on the engine’s overall dynamics. the ceramic composite clutches in motorsports have a relatively life span, but the PCCC a twin-plate dry clutch, carbon and silicon carbide design, strength, lightness and an extended life.

Sitting above all of the technical wizardry is a ball-shaped birch/ash shift knob set there to Carrera GT drivers of the balsa shift knob that sat in the Le Mans-winning Porsche 917. Oh that’s Bruce alright.

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