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Yeah, I was referencing the crashed Carrera GT, which is indeed a Porsche V10, derived from the RS Spyder LMP2 cars they ran(and won with) back then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_RS_Spyder

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Joel, it's your car, but I would try to decide max wheel/tire size in keeping with suspension and brakes you'll use before you go too far on the power spectrum. If you can't put the power down, what's the use besides bragging right?

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300 HP would without question be fun for the first few minutes but then it's difficult to drive as a daily driver.  I got to drive a 700HP Cobra replica in NJ some time back and it was total insanity.

As I have mentioned before I test drove an IM with a turbo that was like a switch launcher then the owner moved it up to 359hp or more and lost it in the rain unfortunately.  There is a limit to a car’s drive ability and at times you would need to remap the throttle to keep it on the ground.

@Stan Galat posted:

You could always just get this (<Click on the blue font. It's a link) for your donor, Joel. You'd be the alpha dog, without any question.

My brother sent me the link for this car noting that it was totalled because the tub had cracked. He asked "You don't happen to be able to weld carbon fiber? 😀"

I was offered the chance to drive a GT about 10 years ago. In one of my more sane moments, I turned it down.

I loved the Carrera GT when it was new. I loved it when it gained the reputation of being undrivable. I love it still, even though it's now a 7-figure car.

I'll never have the chance to drive one, and if I did I'd probably pu$$y-foot it around in an effort to keep from doing to it what somebody did to that Copart car.

But if I could ever shake my fear of breaking something irreplaceable, I'd love to wring out that thing's neck. A normally aspirated V10 mid-engined targa with a carbon tub and a manual transmission? It's the high-water mark of civilization. Everything else just kind of falls away around its feet.

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I hear you guys. And thank you for trying to keep me in touch with reality. Sometimes you start to think about things and your mind starts running and the next thing you know you wake up in Kansas with red slippers on and holding a little dog named Toto.

Image result for Wizard of Oz Dog Toto. Size: 238 x 204. Source: www.dgpforpets.com

I said before 300+ HP is more than enough for me. I am not looking for more power. As far as wheel, tire size and brakes are concerned, I know that I am constrained by the suspension and the wheel openings, and the brakes are constrained by the wheel size. We know we are using 4-wheel disc's but do not know the brand yet or the size. I also know I want to use Fuchs style wheels. I also know that I do not want a wide body. I am not a fan of the wide body look on 356's. 911's yes, but 356's no. So, whatever the largest wheel and tire combination is that will fit, that's what we will go with. I already had a discussion with Carey on this and he told me to wait until we know what suspension we are using, and then we can pick the wheels, tires and brakes.

I the mean time I need to say focused and not let my imagination run too wild.

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@Stan Galat posted:

I loved the Carrera GT when it was new. I loved it when it gained the reputation of being undrivable. I love it still, even though it's now a 7-figure car.

I'll never have the chance to drive one, and if I did I'd probably pu$$y-foot it around in an effort to keep from doing to it what somebody did to that Copart car.

But if I could ever shake my fear of breaking something irreplaceable, I'd love to wring out that thing's neck. A normally aspirated V10 mid-engined targa with a carbon tub and a manual transmission? It's the high-water mark of civilization. Everything else just kind of falls away around its feet.

I'd love to wring the neck of one of these too. Definitely on the track though.

There is a guy who lives 20 minutes from me(and is in the local PCA) has both a fully restored original Speedster AND a Carrera GT.

Nice car but it’s just trying a bit too hard. I would want an outlaw but something a bit more subtle.
Really anxious to see the start of the build for Joel’s car. Anytime it’s the first of it’s kind the build process will be very long. It may take another 2 years to complete even after it’s started. I had the first Subaru Spyder ever and the build process was 2.5 years. And this is much more ambitious.  Carey told me he may use the stock 911 rear suspension for Joel’s car. After the recent challenges in getting Lane’s rear suspension sorted I kind of like the idea of using the 911 rear suspension. Time will tell. Lots of time.

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