Top Ten Modern Super Cars with the Most Investment Potential

Porsche Carrera GT


     The Carrera GT is powered by a 5.7 litre V10 engine producing 612 hp (450 kW), whereas the original concept car featured a 5.5 litre version rated at 558 hp (416 kW). Porsche claimed the car would accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.9 seconds with a maximum speed of 330 km/h (205 mph),[4] although road tests indicated that in reality the car can accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.5 seconds and 0-100 mph (160 km/h) in 6.8 seconds. The Carrera GT was offered with a basic five-color paint scheme which includes Guards Red, Fayence Yellow, Basalt Black, GT Silver and Seal Grey. A traditional six-speed manual transmission is the only available transmission. Attached to this gearbox is a beechwood gearknob which pays homage to the wooden gearknob used in the Porsche 917 Le Mans racers. In its second year of production, a carbon fibre knob was also made available.

    Notable technology includes a pure carbon fiber monocoque and subframe, dry sump lubrication and inboard suspension. The carbon fiber monocoque and subframe were produced and assembled by ATR Composites Group of Italy. The spoiler of the Carrera GT extends into the air when the car reaches about 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) and evens out the air flow, which causes less drag. The Carrera GT radiator is about five times the size of a 911 Turbo's. Front and rear suspension consist of pushrod actuated shock absorbers and dampers with front and rear anti-roll bars.

    Porsche only built around 1300 of these.  Many were crashed or used as all out race cars.  Prices varied from around $250,000 in 2004 to close to $400,000 for the last produced in 2007.  Paul Walker's crash in one of these made them legendary very much like James Dean's crash of his Porsche 550 Spyder.  So when Carrera GT's come up for sale there might be some fierce bidding.  But in the long term they will be a good investment because they have now become legendary.

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