Porsche is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the enduring 356 America Roadster with a brand new 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Version. The limited-edition convertible sports activities automobile – solely 115 shall be in-built complete – will arrive in showrooms later this 12 months for the 2023 mannequin 12 months. The America Version will solely be offered in North America. With such a low manufacturing quantity, the car shall be one of many rarest Sort-992 fashions that Porsche has ever launched. (Bets are that it’s already offered out by the point you learn this.)
“Ardour for driving a Porsche runs deep in america. Particularly, there’s something particular about hitting the highway in an open-top 911 with a handbook transmission that matches completely right here,” stated Porsche Vehicles North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner. “That is additionally the right time so as to add one other ‘America’ mannequin to our story as we glance again on 70 years for the reason that 356 America Roadster and 30 years for the reason that 964 America Roadster.”
The 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Version is predicated on the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, however it has been configured with choose choices and distinctive beauty enhancements to distinguish it from its normal siblings – the 1953 356 America Roadster impressed the construct specs.
The America Version boasts purple, white, and blue coloring with the aesthetic adjustments utilized by Porsche Unique Manufaktur. Azure Blue was chosen as the first exterior shade, with the convertible prime in black. The windshield encompass is in Satin Black (that is the primary Sort-992 to have this distinctive remedy). On that word, the white wheels with a Guards Crimson pinstripe are additionally an uncommon providing from the automaker (the final manufacturing unit Porsche with white wheels was the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0). Accenting the outside are decals in white with Guards Crimson Accents that learn “America” (the mannequin designation on the rear decklid is two-tone in white and Guards Crimson).
The first inside shade is black – the stable hue was chosen because it finest highlights the distinctive Guards Crimson and Pebble Grey two-tone stitching accents (Porsche notes that grey was chosen as a result of the distinction of pure white was too evident). Normal tools contains the two-tone stitching on the seats, heart console (the place “America” is embossed on the armrest), and distinctive illuminated door sills plates (with commemorative wording). An non-obligatory prolonged inside package deal provides contrasting stitching on the steering wheel, shift boot, and a Guards Crimson sample on the shift lever. Porsche has even painted the important thing in Azure Blue to match the car’s shade.
Rear-mounted within the chassis is Porsche’s now-familiar twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-6 engine tuned to develop 473 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Porsche is just providing its 7-speed handbook gearbox and rear-wheel drive on this distinctive mannequin to emphasise the driving fanatic market of the Americas. Porsche Energetic Suspension Administration (PASM) Sport is normal fitment, as is Sport Exhaust and the Sport Chrono Package deal. Choices embrace Rear-axle steering and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).
Of the 115 models, Porsche will ship 100 to america and 15 to the Canadian market. The 2023 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will carry a beginning MSRP of $184,920 (excluding $1,450 for supply, processing, and dealing with). The MSRP for the mannequin with the prolonged inside package deal is $192,430 (excluding $1,450 for supply, processing, and dealing with).