Porsche has just presented its latest offspring in society: the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America, a limited edition and specific for the North American market, that on this side of the pond will also arouse passions. will only be made 115 unitsof which 100 will be for the US and 15 for Canada.
This limited edition of one of the most exclusive 911s of the 992 generation carries the same chassis and engine as the Carrera GTS Cabriolet, and will only be available with a seven-speed manual gearbox, rear-wheel drive and a single body color.
It will reach your market at the end of this year and its price is yet to be confirmed.
Tribute to the Porsche 356 America Roadster
The new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America It is all a tribute to the legendary Porsche 356 America Roadster, now that it celebrates its 70th birthday. By extension, this limited edition also honors the 30th Anniversary of the 964 America Roadster (built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that original 356).
The aesthetics is what most attracts the attention of this special edition signed by the most exclusive customization department in Stuttgart, the “Porsche Exclusive Manufactory”.
Starting with its body color, the America Edition will be available in a single color: “Azure Blue 356”, a modern version of the original blue of the first 356 America combined with the other two colors of the ‘starry’ flag: “Guard” red and white.
The three tones alternate both outside and inside, to highlight some of the elements of the car. An example of this is the white stripe -with a smaller red one inside- that runs along the side of the car from end to end, including the surname “America”.
In addition, attention is drawn to wheels with RS Spyder design and specific finish They have white inner spokes, silver outer flats and a red protection stripe on the rim.
It also highlights the front windscreen frame painted black to give this Convertible a more elegant and streamlined appearance ‘fooling the eye’ to refine the lines of the car and nod to the delicate shapes of the 356.
In the passenger compartment the game of the trio of colors continues and some detail in gray is added. A winning combination that can be seen in details such as the stitching on the dashboard, on the upper part of the doors, the steering wheel or the lever engraved in red (as part of an optional pack in which this color predominates).
In contrast, we find some elements of the instrumentation such as the tachometer with a white background. On the other hand, the word “America” that betrays this version, is engraved on the armrests.
Illuminated door sill plaques commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the 356 America Roadster with an engraving.
Under the hood, this Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America maintains the well-known 2.9-liter 6-cylinder biturbo boxer engine that provides 480 horsepower and puts maximum torque at 570 Nm.
It is equipped as standard with the sistema Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which reduces ground clearance by 10 mm, and adds secondary springs to the rear axle.
The sports exhaust system and the “pack Sport Chrono” are also part of the factory equipment, while Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) will be optional.
The standard brake discs measure 408mm at the front and are fitted with six-piston aluminum calipers, while the rear discs are 380mm in diameter and have four-piston calipers finished in black.
Lastly, the key is also colored “Azure Blue 356” to match the car and a leather case with two-tone stitching and “America” engraving completes the ensemble.
The first units could reach the hands of their owners at the end of this year for a unit price that, although it is yet to be confirmed, could be around $186,000. Or what is the same, almost 180,000 euros to change.