2014 Porsche 911 GT America unveiled

 2014 Porsche 911 GT America unveiled
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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Comments (7)

 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
August 15, 2013 10:39 pm
nice car
August 13, 2013 8:18 pm
 JamesMay JamesMay
Yes--another article about a car that nobody here will buy. Or even see in person.
August 13, 2013 12:37 pm