Is the Carrera GT the Single Greatest Car Ever Made?
Well, it has all it takes to be…
In a recent column/video, former Jalop and actual columnist at Autotrader Doug DeMuro stated his favorite car in the world - the Porsche Carrera GT - is the single greatest car ever made. Did we mention it’s his favorite car in the world?
OK, so maybe he was a little biased, but still - he presented some good arguments. It’s a true supercar, with a powerful V10, and manual transmission; and no electronic assistants to keep you comfy while blasting through gears. The concept car presented at the Paris Motor Show featured a 558 hp 5.5-liter V10 engine, but in the process to the production line, it gained 0.2 liters in displacement, and 46 more horsepower.
The mid-engined 603 hp (612 PS) Porsche could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and to a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).
It is full of quirks, from the color-coded wheel nuts to a little door compartment. It also got a somehow bad reputation, because of a high-profile tragic accident, followed by a high-profile lawsuit.
The Carrera GT is a beast, not in the way it’s uncontrollable, but in the way it’s unforgiving. So I understand why a guy such DeMuro is, hesitates to push it to the max - not to mention the GT he’s driving in this clip is already paid for, and it’s not cheap: $699,991.
OK, so we’ve found what’s DeMuro favorite car of all time. But what’s yours?