The Porsche Carrera GT (also abbreviated as "CGT") is a limited production, mid-engined supercar by Porsche. It is the successor to both the Porsche 959 and Porsche 911 GT1 street version ("Straßenversion") and the predecessor to the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The development of the Carrera GT can be traced back to the 911 GT1 and LMP1-98 racing cars. Due in part to the FIA and ACO rule changes in 1998, both designs had ended. Porsche at the time had planned on a new Le Mans prototype for 1999.
The car was initially intended to use a turbocharged flat-6, but was later redesigned to use a new V10 engine, pushing the project back to planned completion in 2000. The V10 was a unit secretly built by Porsche for the Footwork Formula One team in 1992, but later shelved. The engine was resurrected for the Le Mans prototype and increased in size to 5.7 litres.
The project was canceled after two days of testing for the first car, in mid-1999, mostly due to Porsche's wish to build the Cayenne SUV with involvement from Volkswagen and Audi, thus requiring engineering expertise to be pulled from the motorsports division. It was also speculated that VW-Audi chairman Ferdinand Piëch wanted Audi's new Le Mans Prototype, the Audi R8 not to face competition from Porsche in 2004.
Porsche did keep part of the project alive by using the 5.5 L V10 from the prototype in a concept car shown at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, mainly in an attempt to draw attention to their display. Surprising interest in the vehicle and an influx of revenue provided from the Cayenne helped Porsche decide to produce the car, and development started on a road-legal version that would be produced in small numbers at Porsche's new manufacturing facility in Leipzig. Porsche started a production run of Carrera GTs in 2004, shipping the units with an MSRP of US$448,000. The first Carrera GT went on sale in the United States on January 31, 2004.
Originally a production run of 1,500 cars was planned. However, Porsche announced in August 2005 that it would not continue production of the Carrera GT through to 2006, citing discontinuation was due to changing airbag regulations in the United States. By the end of production on May 6, 2006, 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. In the United Kingdom, 49 units were sold.
The Porsche Carrera GT was added in the Fifth Anniversary Update as a mid Class S car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1273
- The Carrera GT's top speed/nitro "pair" is the Class B Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series, also ranked 1273.
- MAX rank: 1612 (+339)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1767 (+155)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +57
- Speed Multiplier: 95.71%
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 494
- Upgrade rank percentages: 25/30/10/35
- Nitro Efficiency: 5/8.5/11.5
With its performance being a combination of the Arash AF10 and Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, the Porsche Carrera GT has an extreme focus on raw top speed, in contrast to the other Porsches in the game, which have low raw top speed ratings due to their heavy focus on nitro. Its acceleration is considerably improved over the AF10 and Camaro SS, along with its handling and drifting; it has a noticeably sharper drift radius than the Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package.
It has a real total speed of 310.2 mph/499.4 km/h at MAX+PRO with Tuning Kit, the second highest of any Porsche in the game, just behind the Porsche 918's 312.7 mph/503.6 km/h. This is 0.42 mph/0.68 km/h higher than the Arash AF10's 309.7 mph/498.7 km/h but lower than the Zenvo TS1 GT's 312.7 mph/503.5 km/h and Camaro's 314.3 mph/506.1 km/h.
Unlike other Porsches in the game, the Carrera GT does not have a speed multiplier equal to or above 100.00% – instead, it is 95.71%, a variation of the 95.75% used by cars like the RUF CTR 3 and W Motors Fenyr SuperSport. This speed multiplier was removed as of the Sixth Anniversary Update.
With the revised matchmaking system in the September 2018 Heatwave Season, the Carrera GT was not recommended for use in Multiplayer due to matchmaking favoring fast-accelerating cars with high total speed, which means the Carrera GT would and still will be placed at the mercy of the Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4, Rezvani Beast Alpha, Apollo Intensa Emozione, 2018 McLaren X2, Aston Martin Vulcan, and even the Porsche 918 and Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV. While better than the Zenvo TS1 GT 10th Anniversary Edition (at least in terms of acceleration and handling), the Carrera GT's performance still makes it likely to be knocked down or simply overtaken by the aforementioned cars.
With the original matchmaking restored in Fall Flash Season 2, the Carrera GT can dominate over the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition and 2016 Camaro SS. It is also capable of competition against the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition, and AM Vulcan. Care should be taken, however, as the Carrera GT faces the issue of average handling and drifting with a multiplayer upgrade tune installed. The Carrera GT should not be used above rank 1600, though, as it will be pitted against the Rezvani Beast α, McLaren X2, Apollo IE, and Lambo Centenario, all of which are much superior.
Price & Availability
The Porche Carrera GT was only obtainable by completing its Championship in its debut.
The Porsche Carrera GT was part of the 36th Multiplayer Season, Daybreak Season 1 as an Elite League Reward.
As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 2,836,000 while Pro Kits require 944,800, 18 of each Class S Part, 32 Exceptional Engines, 36 Mid-Techs, and 24 Advanced Techs.
- Main article: Championship/Porsche Carrera GT
The Porsche Carrera GT's Championship was launched on September 6th, 2018 in the Fifth Anniversary Update after the McLaren 720S' Prime Time World Tour event. Players are given 5 days to participate and 9 days to complete the event.
Asphalt 9: Legends
The Porsche Carrera GT was added in the Porsche Season Update as a high-end Class B car with the following rank statistics:
|Vehicles in Asphalt 9: Legends|
|Class D||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • BMW Z4 LCI E89 • Chevrolet Camaro LT • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC • Nissan 370Z NISMO • Volkswagen XL Sport Concept • DS E-TENSE • Dodge Challenger 392 Hemi Scat Pack • Porsche 718 Cayman S • Lotus Elise Sprint 220 • Ford Shelby GT350R • Porsche 911 Targa 4S • Ginetta G60 • Honda Civic Type-R (FK8) • Porsche Taycan Turbo S • TVR Griffith • Mazda Furai|
|Class C||Dodge Challenger SRT8 • BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 50th Edition • Lotus Evora Sport 410 • Mercedes-AMG GT S • BMW M4 GTS • Rezvani Beast X • Dodge Viper ACR • Ford Shelby GR-1 • Pininfarina H2 Speed • Artega Scalo Superelletra • Acura 2017 NSX • Maserati Alfieri • Vencer Sarthe • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport • Arrinera Hussarya 33|
|Class B||Porsche 911 GTS Coupé • Aston Martin DB11 • Jaguar F-Type SVR • Exotic Rides W70 • Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution • Ford GT • Lamborghini Asterion • Cadillac Cien Concept • Italdesign Zerouno • Ferrari 488 GTB • SCG 003S • Ferrari F12tdf • Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport • Aston Martin Vantage GT12 • SIN R1 550 • Apollo N • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera • Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder • Porsche Carrera GT • Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991.2) • Lotus Evija|
|Class A||Aston Martin Vulcan • Nissan GT-R NISMO • Ferrari J50 • Dodge Viper GTS • Ferrari LaFerrari • McLaren P1™ • Lamborghini Aventador SV Coupe • Ferrari 812 Superfast • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 • VLF Force 1 V10 • Porsche 918 Spyder • Vanda Electrics Dendrobium • McLaren 570S Spider • Lamborghini Aventador J • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport • Pagani Huayra BC • Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta • Genty Akylone • Techrules AT96 Track Version|
|Class S||Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 • Ferrari FXX K • Icona Vulcano Titanium • W Motors Lykan HyperSport • Lamborghini Egoista • TRION NEMESIS • McLaren Senna • Lamborghini Terzo Millennio • W Motors Fenyr Supersport • Zenvo TS1 GT Anniversary • Pininfarina Battista • Koenigsegg Regera • Bugatti Chiron • Koenigsegg Jesko • Rimac C Two|
|911||930 (SC) - 991.1 (GT3 RS - GT2 RS Clubsport) - 991.2 (Turbo S - Carrera S - GT3 RS - Carrera 4 GTS - Targa 4S)|
|Boxster/Cayman||981 (Cayman GTS - Cayman GT4) - 718 (Boxster S - Cayman S - GT4 Clubsport)|
|SUV/Saloon||Macan Turbo (95B) - Panamera Sport Turismo (971) - Taycan Turbo S (9J1)|
|Supercar/Hypercar||959 - Carrera GT - 918 Spyder (Standard/Weissach Package)|
|Motorsport||911 GT1 Evolution|