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    Rear spoiler details, including the interesting note that the angle can be changed to 6 degrees from the standard 1 degree setting

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    #555 Sterling Sackey, Mar 20, 2019
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    CGT fill up in Sydney. Curious how many cars have made their way to Australia? I understand none were sold there new due to homologation noncompliance. However, Porsche did fly in their Guards Red press car in 2004 to do some rounds there, reportedly for a 6-week span before heading back to Germany.

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    Carrera GT in Russia alongside the typical Russian vehicle, a Lada Niva.

    I believe this car is PTS Zanzibar Red, one of a couple cars in this color. This one has the factory painted wheel option as well.

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    This PTS car in white is local to São Paulo, Brazil, and has been used by Porsche in official capacity a few times for motor shows, etc



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    Dark Blue car in Chile, unknown to me whether this is a real PTS. I do know there is/was a Guards Red car in Chile as well

     
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    Astute readers may have noticed condensation in the headlights of Carrera GTs photographed around the time of their debut - this was a big problem, especially with cars located in wetter climates i.e. much of Europe.

    Luckily, Porsche issued a fix for this in the form of a ventilation kit for the headlamps installed at the dealer, shown below on the service records of a USA 2005 car.

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    Sterling CGT’s amazing and one of a kind exhaust tone, is it solely produced by the car’s factory exhaust system? From 4500-5000 RPM at hard throttle it sounds like no other car. Or does it also has to do with the car’s engine and it’s engineering?
     
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    Took it out for another spin today, hands down - the best modern era drivers car you can buy for under $1 million. I tend to drive this more than the F40...
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    Yes, the factory exhaust (and other engine components, in fact, see below) was tuned to produce the unique howl emitted by the Carrera GT. As I'm sure you've noticed, aftermarket exhausts tend to simply produce "noise" on this car, whereas the stock unit produces an almost musical tone.

    I have the following technical quotes directly from Porsche on this topic:

    "Within the final muffler, a mixer chamber for both sides of the exhaust system is installed. This is for sound optimization, to achieve the special acoustic signature of the Carrera GT."

    "At the head of the engine, the twin-flow manifold system supplies a separate flow of air to each of the cylinder banks. To do that, the manifold is equipped with two separate throttle tracts as well as separate air filters with Hemholtz resonators. The resulting vibration of the incoming air is one of the key ingredients in the characteristic sound of the new Carrera GT." (Porsche refers to this as the "resonance induction system.")

    "The vigorous acoustics are an exhilarating prelude to what is an unforgettable driving experience. Blip the throttle, and the engine resonates with the rush of incoming air. The resulting sound is straight from the racetrack, on this time you can drive it on the road."

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    This car and the F40 are both part of the "supercar hall of fame" in my mind
     
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    Would love to hear a comparison of CGT vs F40.
    Would love an F40 in my garage some day to complement my CGT.


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    We have put that pairing together for a number of clients, and the universal feedback I get is that they represent the ultimate driving experiences in different ways, 2 very different cars that compliment each other and cause the other to be appreciated even more

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    Great information Sterling thank you...

     
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    They are both analogue icons from their respective eras - both the most focused car available amongst their contemporary competitors.

    Together they represent potentially the most exciting naturally-aspirated and turbocharged supercar driving experiences of all time, IMHO!
     
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