Porsche announced production of a new racing version of the 911, but this time it is exclusively for the United States. Called the Porsche 911 GT America, the car is based on the European 911 GT3 Cup and is built based on the new United Sports Car Racing series GT Daytona class specifications.
The 911 GT America is now ready to order for the 2014 season, which means teams have enough time to adjust and fine tune the vehicle ahead of the season debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. That said, Porsche race cars are usually ready to go out of the box.
The 911 GT America features a Porsche flat-six 4.0 liter racing engine with an output of 470 horsepower, mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle shift system and electronic throttle. Brakes consist of 380 millimeter slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston out back.
Just like its GT3 Cup sibling, the GT America has a lightweight body construction with lots of aluminum, 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. The Aero kit is pretty subtle on this car though – including front spoiler and rear diffuser – and save that large rear wing, it looks pretty much stock.
Porsche 911 GT America is priced at $269,000.