In our museum, you can see quite a few Porsches from the 80s up to the 997 Turbo, at our German themed exhibition. We can be found at Buda Entertainment & Gastro Bécsi út 38-44, at Kolosy tér. Opening hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Porsche Carrera GT is an iconic car considered the pinnacle of car production. It was built between 2003 and 2007 and only 1270 examples were built and is also known as Project Code 980 or Type 980.

The Carrera GT became famous for its impressive acceleration, which is provided by its 5.7L V10 engine with 612 horsepower, 590Nm, all at 8000 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, which was an outstanding performance at the time. Its special features are the active rear wing, which protrudes from the body at 120 km/h, the carbon ceramic brake system and the center bolt wheel mount, which is used in racing cars. The sound of the V10 engine is so eerie that it is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful engine sounds in the automotive industry. In addition, we must mention, for example, the impressive sound of the Lexus LFA, the Lamborghini Huracan V10, and the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale.

One of its most interesting history is the tragic death of Paul Walker, who died in one of these cars in 2013. There have been many theories about this, but the fact is that after an event, a friend (Roger Rodas) took the actor for a test drive in his new car, a red 2005 edition Porsche Carrera GT. The driver lost control of the car and the vehicle crashed first into a lamppost and then into a tree and caught fire. Both died at the scene.

The driving experience of the car is amazing, but it can also be challenging for those who are not experienced racers. The handling of the manual transmission and the enormous performance can easily take the average driver out of their comfort zone. Even car collector and fanatic Jay Leno had a blast with the Carrera GT when he drove it for the first time. It is worth mentioning the special use of materials, such as the center console made of magnesium and the shift knob made of beech wood, which the designers used to commemorate the Porsche 917 race car after the victories of the 60s and 70s.

The body and design of the Carrera GT was controlled by the legendary Harm Lagaay, who was also responsible for the design of many other iconic Porsche models. The engine was designed by Hans Mezger, one of the most influential engine designers in the automotive industry and responsible for racing cars and engines at Porsche for more than 30 years. Porsche has hit a milestone with the Carrera GT as the first serial production car with a monocoque chassis made completely out of carbon fibre.

All in all, the Porsche Carrera GT is not just a car, but a work of art that combines speed, technical precision and design elegance.

The value of the Carrera GT among car collectors is against the starry sky. Prices of 1.5-2M Euros (600 million HUF – 800 million HUF) are not uncommon among the currently available pieces.

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