This is the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America, built exclusively for the US market and set to reach showrooms by the end of 2022.
The model is based around the standard 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet and therefore features the same mechanical components. For example, it is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 473 hp and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque.
The Porsche Limited-powered model is standardized with the Porsche Active Suspension Management Sport System. A Sport Exhaust and Sport Chrono package also standard equipment, such as cast-iron brakes 16-inch (408 mm) on the front and 14.9-inch (380 mm) on the rear. Porsche ceramic composite brakes are offered as an alternative.
The 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America is distinguished from a standard model by the original 1953 356 America Roadstar-inspired bold exterior finish. For example, the car is finished in Azure Blue 356 and has a windshield frame painted in satin black. The carmaker has also installed RS Spider design wheels with white spokes and a guards red pinstripe on the edge of the rim. Guards red accents with ‘America’ written on them are also available on both sides.
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Various changes have been made in the cabin. Pebbles are found all over gray skin and adorn most surfaces. The car has two-tone guards red and pebble gray stitching while an ‘America’ logo is embossed on the skin of the center console.
Porsche further revealed that customers can choose an enhanced interior package that adds 12 markings to the steering wheel guards Red and adds cross stitching to the inner end of the wheel. The shift boot also has two-tone stitching where the 911’s Sport Seat Plus has distinctive contrast stitching and ‘911’ stitching. The floormats also have guards red and pebble gray stitching and each car will have a key painted Azure Blue 356.
“The passion for driving a Porsche goes deep into the United States,” Kegel Gruner, president and chief executive of Porsche Car North America, said in a statement. “Specifically, an open top 911 with a manual transmission has something special about hitting the road that fits here perfectly. This is a good time to add another ‘America’ model to our story as we look back 70 years from the 356 America Roadstar and 30 years from the 964 America Roadstar. “
Although Porsche did not say how many units would be produced, it did confirm that the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America starts at $ 184,920 excluding the 1,450 destination fee. Models with an extended interior package start at $ 192,430.
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