Tribute - Porsche Carrera GT '04

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Tribute - Porsche Carrera GT '04

Post by David » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:40 pm

Next year we will have the chance to celebrate the 10th anniversary (yes 10 !!) of the Carrera GT.

Here's a tribute topic to this fantastic auto, the last of its era. NA V10, RWD, manual tranny and a timeless design = this car reaches perfection in my book. Nothing will come close enough, never. I friggin' LOVE this car and I would do crazy things to put my bottom inside and even crazier stuff just to drive it. :crazy:

Feel free to post anything related to the Carrera GT : modelcars, 1/1, ...

Regarding the models, Tamiya failed to make the best representation of the car just because of the headlamps which are place too low. This little detail changes deeply the front fascia In my opinion.

The AUTOart is still the best replica available on the market if you expect exterior accuracy. :okay:

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Porsche Carrera GT - Tamiya 1/12 - David.T Photography

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Porsche Carrera GT - Tamiya 1/12 - David.T Photography

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Porsche Carrera GT - Tamiya 1/12 / AUTOart 1/18 / AUTOart 1/43 - David.T Photography

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Porsche Carrera GT - Tamiya 1/12 / AUTOart 1/18 / AUTOart 1/43 - David.T Photography

Bonus video :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b0W7Gitr6M

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:52 pm

Brilliant photography David! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The Carrera GT is one of those timeless shape, looks like it was released yesterday.

Thanks for the bonus video :drool:

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Post by Gavin » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:00 pm

wow...can't believe the CGT is almost 10 years old. A very timeless design that is aging beautifully, In my opinion. Still my favorite supercar from that time period, bar none.

Had the Maisto Concept for a number of years & finally stepped up to the Minichamps production car (both really well done).

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Saw this 1:1 last summer at a local car show...owned by Indy driver Graham Rahal (the show was sponsored by his dad & current boss, Bobby)
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Re: Tribute - Porsche Carrera GT '04

Post by Guleb » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:38 am

CGT is one of my favorites!

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Post by diecast » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:51 am

Awesome car no doubt !!!

David you did lovely photography .

I got change to see one 2 yrs back on Brampton streets

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:06 am

Guleb wrote:CGT is one of my favorites!

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God it looks brilliant in white! :drool:

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Re: Tribute - Porsche Carrera GT '04

Post by Sanchez » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:01 pm

I like the car a lot.
But sadly I have never seen it in person.
Also I don't have the model.
Minichamps one has wrong proportioned front to my eyes.
And I don't know which AutoArt I should get because there are so many versions.
Standard, upgraded, white, red, black, silver with black interior, silver with brown interior etc.
I can't figure which is what.
Also I know AutoArt Carrera GT suffer from paint mismatch between body and bumpers.
What would you suggest?

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:20 pm

White, white, white, and white ;) Honestly this is a must have for any collector. Get what you can find for a good deal or what colour you like best.

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Re: Tribute - Porsche Carrera GT '04

Post by Guleb » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:44 am

I was also thinking between Autoart and Minichamps and at the end I bought M'champs. The leather interior is a big plus and I also found those lights prettier and not that bad. At some angles I found them better than AA. For me the only minus is the engine compartment, the carbon part in particularly. The greenish doesn't looked right.

At the end, this is the only PMA I still have, the rest was rubbish compared to AA. And yes, I recommend it, even if it is not in white :-)

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Re: Tribute - Porsche Carrera GT '04

Post by Gavin » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:52 am

[KRAFTIG] wrote:Get what you can find for a good deal or what colour you like best.
this would be my advice as well. They're both really nice models (as are the budget Maisto & Motormax versions). You really can't go wrong with either.

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