Here is a rare Porsche Carrera GT Supercar that we treated with 2 coats of Ceramic Pro 9H Nanotech Ceramic Paint Coating.
Here is the process:
- Thorough pressure rinse to remove surface dirt & grime
- Application of our acid-free car paint, wheels & glass decontamination cleaner that effectively dissolves the hidden iron and fallout that lies within a surface.
- Second pressure rinse followed by complete clay bar treatment
- Wheel were decontaminated and then pressure rinsed and clay barred like the body of the vehicle to remove all contamination.
- Vehicle is inspected to identify paint correction requirements (if applicable).
- Single-stage polishing process to remove imperfections, swirl marks, and/or scratches prior to paint protection stage.
- Final inspection of paintwork and wheels with final wipe down with surface preparation spray.
- Application of 2 coats of Ceramic Pro 9H Nanotech Ceramic Paint Coating to complete vehicle, including wheels.
- All Glass Protected with Ceramic Pro Glass Coating
- Leather Protected with Ceramic Pro Leather & Vinyl Treatment
- Plastics protected with Ceramic Pro Plastic & Rubber Coating
- Carpets & Fabrics Protected With Ceramic Pro Textile Coating
The development of the Carrera GT can be traced back to the Porsche 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 newV10 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 liter. 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 Porsche 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. As of May 6, 2006, 1,270 GT’s had been manufactured, with 604 being sold in the United States.
5.7 Liter V-10 Engine
The Carrera GT is powered by a 5.7 liter V10 engine producing 612 hp whereas the original concept car featured a 5.5 liter 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), 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. Custom colors were later available from the factory. A traditional six-speed manual transmission is the only available transmission. Attached to this gearbox is a beechwood gear knob which pays homage to the wooden gearknob used in the Porsche 917 Le Mans racers. In its second year of production, a carbon fiber knob was also made available.
The Carrera GT has large side inlets and air dams that help cool the large V10 engine framed by the carbon fiber rear bonnet. Fitted with Porsche’s latest Carbon fiber-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite brake system, the 15-inch (380 mm) SGL Carbon disc brakes make an impressive appearance underneath the 19 inch front and 20 inch rear wheels. Similar to other Porsche models, such as the Porsche 911, the Porsche GT includes an automated rear wing spoiler which deploys above 70 mph.
The interior is fitted with soft leather. Bose audio system and a navigation system were standard. In typical Porsche fashion, the ignition is to the left of the steering wheel. This placement dates back to the early days of Le Mans racing when drivers were required to make a running start, hop into their cars, start them and begin the race. The placement of the ignition enabled the driver to start the car with his left hand and put it in gear with his right.
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Paint must be fully corrected before applying a protective coating (nano or ceramic) due to the fact that once the coating is on your car it becomes a new surface on top of your clearcoat. Anything left on the paint will be locked in and require a complete polishing process to correct.
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