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The Porsche Carrera GT Hid Its First-Aid Kit in the Strangest Place

Road & Track logo Road & Track 1/13/2020 Chris Perkins
Tight packaging means there's no room for it in the Carrera GT's trunk. So Porsche put it next to the engine.© Harry's Garage - YouTube Tight packaging means there's no room for it in the Carrera GT's trunk. So Porsche put it next to the engine.

The Porsche Carrera GT is a tightly packaged machine. Its front trunk is reasonably capacious, but that's because it was made big enough to accommodate the two lift-out roof panels. Apparently it wasn't big enough for tools and a first-aid kit, though, so Porsche put those in the engine bay.

I only just learned this fact thanks to this typically excellent video from Harry Metcalfe of Harry's Garage. It's not earth-shattering news—the car is 16 years old—but I'm particularly tickled by this fact. On the left side of the engine bay, the tools and first-aid kit get their own little cubby with a carbon-fiber cover (naturally). On the right side, there's a space for the warning triangle required for cars sold in Europe. I can't think of another car like this.

One imagines the contents of the first-aid kit get pretty hot residing a few inches from the Carrera GT's 5.7-liter V-10. But surely Porsche thought of that. And we also imagine that very few Carrera GT first-aid kits are ever used, so it's not really an issue.

There's a lot more to see and hear with this Harry's Garage video, too, including the revelation that the Carrera GT isn't as scary as its reputation suggests.

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