605 hp, 435 lb ft torque rear mounted mid-engine. Water cooled, sequential fuel injected, ten cylinder 68 degree V configuration. Engine block and closed deck water cooled aluminum cylinders. Nickel/silicon (Nikasil) liners with light allow pistons and titanium connecting rods. 4 overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, “VarioCam” variable inlet valve timing. 2 stage resonance induction aluminum intake manifold. Stainless steel two stage cascade type catalytic converter. Integrated dry sump lubrication system. Three front mounted radiators.
6-speed manual, transversely mounted, transmission with Porsche Ceramic Composite clutch.
Chassis and Suspension
220 lb carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFP) monocoque body. Two seat cabriolet with powertrain as stressed member. Independent forged aluminum double control arms and stainless steel pushrod operated gas pressure coil/spring damper unit and anti roll bar (front and rear). Rack and pinion power assist steering. Five spoke forged magnesium central locking wheels. 9.5”x19” with 265/35ZR19 tires – Front. 12.5”x20” with 335/30ZR20 sport – Rear.
Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) with 380mm vented rotors w/ 6 piston aluminum monobloc calipers. Twin circuit, defeatable, anti lock braking system with anti spin control (ASC) and automatic brake differential (ABD) technology.
CFP: engine/transmission support frame, two piece panel roof, doors, hoods, fenders, underfloor tray and interior components. CFP retracting rear wing. Plastic rear window (2004), glass rear window (2005, 2006). 24.3 gallon fuel tank.
Passive Safety Equipment
Steel reinforced windshield frame. Steel reinforced doors. Stainless steel chassis legs. Dual CFP supplemental safety bars/roof anchors. Aluminum bumper system. 3 point safety belts with pretensioners and load limiters. Front and side airbags driver/passenger.
Special CFP/magnesium sport seats (height adjustable with additional seat cushion in htigh area – 2005, 2006). Air conditioning. Five piece luggage set. Chassis number imprinted on magnesium center console cover (2005, 2006). Battery trickle charger (2005, 2006).
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