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Celebrating 20 years of the Porsche Carrera GT


In September 2000, the Porsche Carrera GT was presented as a concept car at the Paris Motorshow. Twenty years on and to celebrate this occasion, the V10 engine of the first carbon-fibre standard-production Porsche was driven once again in Berlin.

It was early in the morning of 28 September 2000, before the sun had even come up, when Porsche presented the Carrera GT concept car to the world’s press in Paris. Walter Röhrl was behind the wheel of the new super sports car. He navigated the V10 mid-engined car with 558 PS around the Place Charles-de-Gaulle, better known as the Place de l’Étoile due to the fact that its cobblestones form a star shape, with the Arc de Triomphe rising majestically at its centre.

Two decades after this, Porsche had planned to return to the Seine with the car. However, as with so many plans in 2020, they were scuppered by the coronavirus. With Paris under stay-at-home orders at the time of the planned visit, Porsche decided to take the Carrera GT to the Pariser Platz in Berlin, in homage. At the Brandenburg Gate, in October 2020, it is once again drizzling, just as it was 20 years ago in Paris.

You can read more here about this exciting occasion.