Highway to Help: Aeroyacht Combating Alzheimer’s Disease
The iconic 2004 Porsche Carrera GT was the vehicle of choice for Aeroyacht’s One Lap America 2015 motorsports endurance event. (May 2-9 2015)
Gregor Tarjan and Mike Danner piloted 3800 miles in what many consider the world’s toughest endurance motorsports event. After our 2011 Targa Newfoundland race this is a must do Altzheimer charitable gathering across America……and back.
A recent 300 mile test run with the Carrera GT at high altitude crossing the Colorado Rockies proved promising. Compared to Aeroyacht’s mid engine 914 this very collectible and super rare Carrera GT is a brute of a 24hr Le Mans prototype. The V10 engine of this car was originally developed for the Footworks Arrows F1 team and develops 610 hp V10. The body and frame are lightweight all carbon bringing the power to weight ratio into uncharted territory. At 9000 rpm the audible storm of of the engine is one of motorsport’s best. Many say that this is the last analog supercar in the world since it is devoid of electronic aids or auto paddleshift gearbox. An icon of a supercar this Porsche is a privilege to drive through some of the worlds best roads with a good friend.
During this 7 day, 3800 mile event 6 of the USA best road tracks and several dragstrips and ovals were time trialed.