High-revving V10 mid-engine, 5.7 liters displacement, 612 HP, manual six-speed transmission, and a carbon fiber monocoque. The Porsche Carrera GT (980) was always ahead of its time. According to the media, Porsche only delivered 1270 vehicles from 2003 to 2006. Now, we offer a KW coilover kit for the Porsche Carrera GT: The KW V5.
For the Porsche Carrera GT (980) there are two KW V5 coilover kit designs available: Without a hydraulic lift system or with hydraulic KW HLS lifting cylinders included. The “Hydraulic Lift System” (HLS) has the great advantage that it enables the car body to elevate up to 45 millimeters on both axles.
To overcome steep parking garage ramps, site heels on the street, or speed bumps, the Carrera GT lifts to a certain desired height with our HLS.
Lift systems without rubber spring bellows like the HLS offer the advantage that the lift system becomes more compact. There are no drawbacks to the spring rate and driving dynamics like systems with airsprings. Also, no retrofitting of compressors or air tanks is required.
In the installed condition, it is noticeable how compact the HLS is. The necessary hydraulic pump unit and the hydraulic tank are the size of a car battery.
The Porsche Carrera GT gains a plus in driving harmonic with our pre-adjusted damper setup, which is highspeed and lowspeed compression and rebound adjustable.
The KW V5 coilover kit in the Carrera GT dampens minor road irregularities harmonically in the compression. This leads to more relaxing driving behavior. Even when driving over manhole covers, transversal joints, or small street bumps, our coilover kit absorbs concussions reliably – even with short spring travel.
It’s no big deal to adjust the KW damper setup for the Carrera GT to make it more comfortable or sportier. For this, the integrated adjustment wheel is located directly at the damper.
Individual adjustment of highspeed and lowspeed of the KW V5 coilovers with solid piston dampers within 0 to 13 clicks (14 positions). Position zero means maximum KW V5 damper performance, while position 13 represents minimal damper performance.
Instead of a standard mono- or twin-tube damper, we bet on the displacer principle (KW Solid Piston Technology) in our damper design. This principle is also used in the current GT3 and GT4 motorsports. Here, we do not use overflowed pistons which is the case in other shock absorbers.
The hydraulic working area enlarges immensely thanks to the compact design. Thus, we can use smaller piston rods which benefit the compression and rebound damping. We control higher hydraulic forces with a completely new valve design. Moreover, within the Solid Piston principle, we separated the valves from the working piston.
But there are more arguments for the KW V5 coilover kit with Solid Piston technology: Thanks to the Carrera-GT axle geometry with double wishbone and bellcrank (push rod suspension), no wheel-guiding forces happen with the damper.
In addition, lower spring rates are possible in the KW V5 or other coilovers with Solid Piston Technology because the hydraulic has a higher performance.
No matter which setup and on which street, the Porsche Carrera GT with a KW V5 coilover kit inside drives – the KW coilovers act way more dynamic than the serial coilovers. The entire steering becomes more precise, the handling is more direct, and the Porsche drives safely – even in the limited area. The KW V5 is made for a supercar with real motorsport genetics.
In our product range, we offer the KW V5 coilover kit for the Porsche Carrera GT with included parts certificate. Remember to connect with competent installation partners via our dealer locator on our KW homepage.