The new V10 naturally-aspirated engines for the Carrera GT will be manufactured in the main factory in Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen, where the other 6 and 8 cylinder engines for the 911, Boxster and Cayenne model ranges are built. The Carrera GT engine build programme will create approximately 25 new posts at the Zuffenhausen location.
Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Wendelin Wiedeking, declared: "With the Carrera GT, we hope to consolidate further both our expertise and our leading position in the sports car segment. Thanks to this innovative model, our previous corporate growth rate will climb to an interim peak. Our Leipzig plant, complete with running-in and test track, provides optimal conditions for production and the necessary test-drives. Furthermore, our new Customer Service Centre creates a unique atmosphere in which to present the Carrera GT models to their new owners. The decision to have Stuttgart supply the power unit, emphasises not only our appreciation of the original plant, but also our philosophy that the heart of a Porsche sports car - the engine - stems from Zuffenhausen. This is also one of the reasons why we decided to invest EUR 50 million in a new engine production factory last November."
At the Paris motor show on 28 September 2000, Porsche presented a feasibility study of the Carrera GT. Its construction is based on pure racing technology. Sporting at least 5.5 litres of displacement, a 600 Nm torque and 558 HP, the Carrera GT guarantees top speeds of more than 330 km/h. The exact price of the Carrera GT has not yet been confirmed but it estimated that it will rest between EUR 350,000 and 400,000. The exact price will be confirmed closer to launch.
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