Gaston Andrey Motorsports national network can locate Porsche Carrera GT & Porsche 918
Porsche started a production run of Carrera GTs in 2004, more than 1,270 GTs had been sold, with a total of 644 units sold in the United States and 31 units sold in Canada. The Carrera GT was offered with a basic five-colour paint scheme which includes Guards Red, Fayence Yellow, Basalt Black, GT Silver and Seal Grey. Custom colours were later available from the factory.
Porsche utilized V10 F1 that was developed in 1992 for Formula 1 with a displacement 5.7 liters. The Porsche Carrera GT doesn’t use a flywheel, instead it uses a shaft, hence why it gains revs so easily and then loses them so quickly on a slow gear change. A traditional six speed manual gearbox was the only transmission offered. The chassis is a combination of a carbon-fibre tub with a subframe to house the Porsche V10 engine. The suspension is inboard to enhance the center of gravity. The carbon –ceramic brakes lowered the outer weight.
The 918 Spyder concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The 918 Spyder ended its 3 year testing phase and debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Weissach Package reduces the overall weight by 77 pounds. Porsche added a carbon fiber roof, rear wing, side view mirrors and windshield treatment. Porsche offers to optional liveries packages from the historic racing past. Martini & Salzburg Livery from the 917 racing era
Porsche strayed from its typical styling. Up front, you get shapelier headlights, front fenders are also far less bulging than on the other models in its line. The 918 Spyder takes from the rest of the Porsche lineup is its taillights, the soul of the 911 still floating around in them. The exhaust exits to the top of the car – on pipe behind each seat. This offers several benefits. The shorter traveling distance from the cylinder heads to the exhaust tips, allows the exhaust to escape more quickly. Secondly, the sweet noise of the exhaust.
The 918 Spyder engine is a 4.6-liter V-8 was developed as light as possible with advance metals. This technology combined with electric motors pushes this V-8 to an impressive 887 horsepower.. The PDK transmission only connects to the engine and the rear electric motor. The front motors have a separate gearbox that disconnects the front motors after the car hits 235 km/h (146 mph).
The driveline is also very tunable on the fly with 4 modes.“E-Power” electric-only, “Hybrid,” gasoline and electric power. “Race Hybrid” mainly gasoline engine with electric motors adding in boost as needed. "Hot Lap" additional button that releases the final reserves of the 918 Spyder and that pushes the traction battery to its maximum power output.
Porsche installed its PASM suspension and a hybrid brake system with adaptive recuperation braking system using PCCB.