And while we don't recall much about the movie Fracture, we do remember that Anthony Hopkins plays a (spoiler alert) calculating killer, and somewhere in the opening scenes a Porsche Carrera GT goes streaking down an airport runway; its unmistakable, piercing V10 wail on full display.
Turns out we're not alone. When a Carrera GT recently pulled into a track paddock full of superb machinery, it was as if the stadium lights kicked on, and the collective focus centered on the new arrival. Lunches were cut short, wheel changeovers halted midway through, and people gathered around the Carrera GT like it was the first ashore of the latest and greatest.
Perceived as a whole the Carrera GT remains magnificent, but it's some of the intricate details that were most appreciated on this fourth encounter.
The carbon fiber chassis and use throughout contributed to the Carrera GT's 3,000 lb. curb weight, which is quite low by modern supercar standards.
Nevertheless, the beechwood shifter, which pays homage to those found in the Porsche 917 LeMans racecars is still just so achingly cool.