2014 Porsche 911 GT America unveiled

2014 Porsche 911 GT America 13.8.2013
2014 Porsche 911 GT America 13.8.2013

Costs $269,000

Porsche has quietly introduced the 2014 911 GT America.

Designed to compete in the United Sports Car Racing (USCR) GT Daytona class, the GT America is based on the GT3 Cup and features a unique rear wing for maximum "aerodynamic balance." The model also has a carbon-fiber underbody, a roof rescue hatch and a Cosworth digital dash. There's also 380mm slotted and internally-vented steel rotors which are back up by four- and six-piston aluminum calipers.

Power is provided by a 4.0-liter flat-six engine that produces 470 HP (345 kW). It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission that is controlled by a pneumatic paddle shift system.

The 911 GT America will be priced from $269,000 and deliveries are slated to begin in October.

Source: Porsche

Porsche 911 GT America–First New Car Built for 2014 United Sports Car Racing Series

Santa Ana, Calif. – August 9 – Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. has announced that production in Stuttgart, Germany has commenced on the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, a race car based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The car is designed exclusively for the new United Sports Car Racing series GT Daytona class for 2014.

The new car will be delivered starting in October, 2013 and be offered for sale to those teams committed to running the entire 2014 USCR season.

Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsport North America, is pleased that the factory has been able to move so quickly to create this endurance racecar – and build it to the upcoming 2014 USCR GT Daytona rules – so teams will have adequate time to attend all the winter test sessions in advance of the season debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“We are hopeful that our current American Le Mans Series GTC customers, along with our Rolex Grand-Am competitors and new teams, will want to take advantage of this early availability,” said Walther.

The 911 GT America features a Porsche flat-six 4.0 liter racing engine which will produce 470 hp and utilizes a six-speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle shift system and electronic throttle. The car is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer that currently exclusively runs in the Porsche Supercup series, and features lightweight bodywork with aluminum-steel composite construction, a fuel safety cell with new quick-fill connection, new color Cosworth dash display, and new safety equipment including a rescue opening in the roof allow use of the KED system for driver stabilization.

A newly developed race braking system further improves the excellent endurance qualities compared to its successful predecessor. The 380 millimeter slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axle are decelerated by six-piston aluminium fixed callipers. The rear axle features a four-piston version.

Retailing at $269,000 (FOB Weissach, plus shipping and parts package), the new Porsche 911 GT America is sold in North America exclusively by Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc., based in Santa Ana, California, and at the following link.

Porsche 911 GT America Specification Highlights

4.0-liter aluminum six-cylinder rear-mounted boxer engine, 470 hp;

Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox/pneumatic paddle shift system

new front spoiler/defuser; new design rear cover and carbon-fiber undertray-
to maximize areodynamic balance with USCR-spec rear wing

Endurance package:
includes quick-release couplings for all brake calipers; fast-fill refueling system for oil; oil level display

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MOMOmotorsport MOMOmotorsport
Check out the last year of the 997 GT3 Cup running at Mosport for the GT3 Cup Challenge races http://youtu.be/eLmK9pkQ6G4
Aug 16th, 2013 5:39am
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nice car
Aug 14th, 2013 3:18am
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JamesMay JamesMay
Yes--another article about a car that nobody here will buy. Or even see in person.
Aug 13th, 2013 7:37pm
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McLaren1 McLaren1
Some of us like racing cars as well as road cars and the chance that WCF users will ever be able to buy half the cars in these articles is slim.
Aug 13th, 2013 10:24pm
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KarlT KarlT
Once this season is done, I'll be done with endurance sports car racing in the US. Screw NASCAR and their money. When ALMS dies, my interest dies with it. I'm an SCCA corner worker, so I'll get my fill on Club weekends, and with series like Indy, World Challenge, etc. USR can flop and fail as far as I'm concerned.
Aug 14th, 2013 2:53am
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M0nK3Y M0nK3Y
Difficult to predict what will happen to World Challenge in 2014. Their GT class might be directly open to euro spec GT3 cars but the USR Championship will get a whole lot more coverage...
Aug 14th, 2013 10:02pm
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KarlT KarlT
I think USR will struggle for viewers and spectators just as badly as GrandAm. GrandAm saw their best attendance in quit some time last weekend, due largely to the other series on the billing at Road America. I've read and heard many comments by ALMS fans who refuse to support USR. I can't see me doing it. Yes, they will leave ALMS GTs as the superior GT class, but it sure sounds like they will restrict P2 to slow them to DP speeds. The PR said that P2 would remain under ACO rules, but later verbiage implied they may be restricted to balance performance. In this day and age of web-streaming, there is no reason or need to put-up with NASCAR's BS.
Aug 15th, 2013 5:30am
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