By   April 17, 2013

In a world were a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds seems fast, but not mind numbingly fast, it is sometimes hard to remember just how great some older cars are. Thanks to recent technology you can get performance that was once only available in the fastest supercars in a lower priced sports cars. Case in point is the Porsche Carrera GT.

Back in the mid 2000’s (hard to believe that 2004 is almost ten years ago now) the Porsche Carrera GT was a technical marvel. It was a marvel that cost plenty for the privilege of driving (over $400,000 when new), but with its high level of performance and low production numbers it looks like it will be a valuable classic in the future (if you can find one for sale, they haven’t really gone down in price). However, for a fraction of the original price of the Carrera GT you can now get essentially the same performance from a Porsche 911 GT2. Plus once the new GT2 is released we can expect even better performance.

This video is from Motorweek and shows just what made a supercar back in 2004. The video has some great footage of the Carrera GT being driven on the track and goes into some detail as to what makes it such a special car.

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Source: Jalopnik

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