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In The Market For A Million-Dollar Exotic? Here’s Where You Need To Be 24
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Aston Martin Vulcan, auction, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg, Maserati MC12, McLaren P1, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Pebble Beach, Porsche Carrera GT on 07 24th, 2017

Seven-figure hypercars are hard to come by. Not only because they're so darn expensive, but because they tend to made in extremely limited quantities, and often sell out as soon as they're announced. But if you missed your opportunity to pick up your favorite, they do come up on the second-hand market – especially at high-profile auction events like Pebble Beach.
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Gemballa’s Porsches Have What It Takes To Turn Heads Even At The Geneva Show 7
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Gemballa, Gemballa Mirage GT, Geneva Motor Show, porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Panamera, Porsche-911, tuning on 03 7th, 2017


Gemballa is back in Geneva this year doing what it does best: tuning Porsches. And it hasn't brought just one, or focused on one model, either. The tuner's lineup includes custom takes on the 911, Panamera, and even the Carrera GT.
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These Are The 5 Best Sounding Porsches According To Porsche 19
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche 918, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Videos, Porsche-911, video on 02 19th, 2017


Few automakers are able to nail engine sounds quite like Porsche. While a selection of other companies build vehicles that are louder, high-performance models from Porsche often emit a mechanical howl unmatched by anyone in the industry.
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Enzo, Carrera GT Or SLR: Head To Scottsdale And Take Your Pick 22
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Ferrari, Ferrari Enzo, mclaren, mercedes, Mercedes SLR McLaren, porsche, Porsche Carrera GT on 11 22nd, 2016


Every era produces its own crop of supercars. The previous decade, for example, will likely be remembered among aficionados of exotic automobiles for producing some of the last great analog supercars before turbochargers and hybrid propulsion took over. And if you want to get a piece of that action before it's too late, Scottsdale will be the place to be come January.
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Start Your Porsche Supercar Collection With This 959 And Carrera GT 7
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, porsche, Porsche 959, Porsche Carrera GT on 11 7th, 2016


Dig Porsches? A 911 Turbo will get you where you're going in a hurry, and put a big smile on your face in the process. But if you're looking for the truly exotic from Zuffenhausen, Milan will be the place to be later this month for RM Sotheby's Duemila Ruote sale.
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Is The Porsche 911 R Really Capable Of Challenging The Carrera GT? 3
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche-911, reviews, video on 11 3rd, 2016


Is it fair to compare a contemporary 911, even one aimed at the enthusiast like the R, with a full-out supercar such as the Carrera GT?
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Is The Porsche 911 R Really Capable Of Challenging The Carrera GT? 3
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche-911, reviews, video on 11 3rd, 2016


Is it fair to compare a contemporary 911, even one aimed at the enthusiast like the R, with a full-out supercar such as the Carrera GT?
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Is The Porsche 911 R Really Capable Of Challenging The Carrera GT? 3
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche-911, reviews, video on 11 3rd, 2016


Is it fair to compare a contemporary 911, even one aimed at the enthusiast like the R, with a full-out supercar such as the Carrera GT?
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Porsche Carrera GT Goes Flat Out At The Nurburgring 15
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Nurburgring, porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Videos, video on 10 15th, 2016


While some consider the Carrera GT dangerous, the simple fact is that with a skilled driver behind the wheel, it is amongst the most capable supercars and can achieve some incredible things, such as a 7:28 lap time at the Nurburgring.
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Horacio Pagani Shows Off His Porsche Cayman GT4, Carrera GT And 918 8
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Pagani, porsche, Porsche 918, Porsche Carrera GT, porsche cayman, Porsche Cayman GT4, Porsche Videos, video on 10 8th, 2016


Beyond owning and being the founder of one of the world's most exciting automakers, Horacio Pagani is also an avid car collector. At the recent Porsche Festival at Autodromo Marco Simoncelli, he brought along three of his most impressive cars.
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This Is The Gentleman’s Way Of Doing Donuts With A Porsche Carrera GT 1
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Videos, video on 10 1st, 2016


Limited edition supercars in their most basic form, such as the Porsche Carrera GT, don't tend to shred their tires for the amusement of the crowd – at least most of the times.
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Battle Of The V10s: Porsche Carrera GT vs Lexus LFA 20
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in LEXUS, Lexus LFA, Lexus Videos, porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Videos, video on 09 20th, 2016


In the world of supercars, no engine sounds quite like a V10. Whether its a 10-cylinder beast produced by Lamborghini or one from Porsche, the sound of a V10 is unmistakable and arguably, two of the greatest ever come from opposite sides of the world.
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The Porsche Carrera GT Could Very Well Be The Greatest Car Ever Made 19
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Videos, video on 09 19th, 2016


If you've earned a reputation among your peers as an expert on cars, chances are someone at some point (if not regularly) has asked you “what's the best car?” It's a stupid question, because if there were one single “best car,” that's the one we'd all be driving. But not if you ask Doug DeMuro. In his opinion, the single greatest car ever made is the Porsche Carrera GT. And now he's had his chance to drive it.
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As The V10 Becomes Extinct, These Are The Ones That Rocked Our World 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Audi R8, Audi S8, BMW M5, BMW M6, Dodge Viper, Ford Excursion, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lamborghini Huracan, Lexus LFA, Porsche Carrera GT, RAM, Spotlight, VW Touareg on 09 12th, 2016


Since rising to prominence in the Dodge Viper, the V10 has since been championed by automakers around the world, from Michigan to Germany, Italy and even Japan. It’s made its way into supercars and performance sedans, into F1 racers, and even a handful of pickups and SUVs.

Sadly, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discontinued its heavy-duty truck V10 several years ago. And with the demise of the latest Viper, the ten-pot engine has left the building in Auburn Hills. But Chrysler was only the latest automaker to sweep its ten-cylinder engine into the dustbin of history, leaving just one automaker (and one of its subsidiaries) still producing engines in that format. Fire up all ten pistons and join us for a retrospective below.

Dodge


Credit Chrysler with bringing the V10 to the fore. No, we don’t mean Fiat Chrysler or DaimlerChrysler. Those parent companies might never have rubber-stamped such an audacious move as Chrysler did back when it was still independent in the 1990s. Following the development of the first prototypes in 1989, the first-generation Dodge Viper reached production in 1992 with an 8.0-liter V10, and over the course of the decades since, displacement has grown slightly to 8.4 liters and output has increased dramatically – from 400 hp in its first iteration to 640 in its latest.

Dodge also slotted the Viper’s V10 into the Ram 1500 to make for one heck of a super-truck, but that wasn’t the only V10 offered in the pickup. A second version of the Viper’s engine was developed for more torque but less power and offered in the 2500- and 3500-series heavy duty Ram, but was discontinued after 2002 and replaced by a 6.4-liter version of the company’s reborn Hemi V8.

Lamborghini


That Lamborghini was the next automaker to come out with a V10 engine was no accident. Chrysler owned Lamborghini from 1987 through 1994, and tasked the Italian supercar manufacturer with helping to develop the new ten-cylinder engine for the Viper. The engineers in Sant’Agata then set about making their own version, albeit considerably smaller and higher-strung, for the Gallardo.

Displacing 5.0 liters, the original Gallardo’s V10 produced a solid 493 hp and increased incrementally all the way up to 562 hp and 5.2 liters before the Huracan replaced it. Now producing over 600 hp, the Huracan’s is one of the few V10s still in production.

Audi


Chrysler sold Lamborghini in 1994 and the company passed through several hands before Audi picked it up in 1999. It didn’t take long for the new German parent to make use of the design as well, slotting its 5.0 liters first into the S6 and S8 sedans, then twin-turbocharging it for the RS6 before using the 5.2-liter version into the R8. Audi manufacturers the V10 for Lamborghini as well, making it the only automaker in the industry still producing a ten-cylinder engine.

Volkswagen


Parent company to both Audi and Lamborghini, Volkswagen offered its own take on the V10 engine as well – but its version was fueled by diesel. Displacing 4.9 and then 5.0 liters, VW’s V10 TDI was offered in both the Phaeton sedan and Touareg crossover, producing as much as 345 hp and a massive 627 lb-ft of torque – giving it as much power as the gasoline-burning V8 but nearly twice as much torque. The last time the engine was offered, though, was in 2010.

Porsche


Porsche’s V10 engine owed nothing to the Volkswagen Group’s other ten-cylinder engines, and in fact ceased production a couple of years before the two companies merged. The engine was initially designed to run at Le Mans, then redesigned for Formula One. But both projects were shelved and the 5.7-liter V10 found a new home in the road-going form of the Carrera GT. Even in street-legal form, Porsche’s ten-cylinder engine revved all the way up to 8,400 rpm, and used up almost that entire range to develop its 612 hp. 1,270 examples of the Carrera GT were produced between 2003 and 2007, after which the powerplant designated 980 was retired.

BMW


Not to be outdone by its rivals, BMW came out with a V10 of its own in 2005. Codenamed S85, the 5.0-liter engine produced 500 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque and provided the motivation for the E60-generation M5 and the E63/64-gen M6. Boutique sportscar manufacturer Wiesmann used it briefly as well, but the engine was retired in 2010, and the M5 and M6 were replaced with new models powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing a bit more power but lots more torque.

Lexus


Lexus took its sweet time developing its own halo supercar, starting development at the turn of millennium and entering production at the end of 2010. But the finished product proved worth the wait, packing an entirely unique 4.8-liter V10 good for 560 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Only 500 examples were completed over the course of two years, after which the engine was retired along with the supercar.

Ford


Ford also developed a V10. Like its cross-town rival’s, it was big, but like Volkswagen, it was a diesel. The Blue Oval’s ten-pot was an extension of its modular Triton series, most of whose members packed eight cylinders. But in ten-cylinder form, it displaced 6.8 liters. The engine initially produced 310 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque, and was later augmented to 362 hp and 457 lb-ft. Ford fittingly offered the Triton V10 in the Excursion, a sport-ute slotted above the Expedition, and dwarfed even the Suburban. It’s also been part of the F-Series Super Duty pickup line and E-Series for well over a decade now, but these days it’s only offered on commercial vehicles.

Racing


The road isn’t the only place where we’ve been able to see 10-cylinder automobiles. There’ve been even more developed specifically for racing – in no series more prevalent than in Formula One. The FIA instituted 3.0-liter V10 engines for F1 in 2000, replacing the previous V12 engines, until they were replaced in kind by smaller 2.4-liter V8s in 2006.

Several V10s have been designed to race at Le Mans and in its associated series as well. Peugeot ran one in the 905 as early as 1990. Toyota ran one the next season. Racing engine constructor Judd had one as well. The aforementioned engine that ultimately ended up powering the Carrera GT was originally designed for Le Mans. And the Audi R15 TDI that won Le Mans in 2010 used a diesel V10 as well.

For better or worse, though, the current crop of racers in both F1 and Le Mans have long since abandoned the V10 – just as most automakers have for their road cars. Praise Audi and Lamborghini, then, for keeping theirs alive and ticking.



Why The Porsche Carrera GT Remains One Of The Finest Supercars Ever 1
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, porsche, Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche Videos, video on 09 1st, 2016


Porsche’s then-finest moment is becoming even better with age and few can argue on that.
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