Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. has started building the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America at its Stuttgart site in Germany. The 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, which is derived from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, is designed exclusively for the new United Sports Car Racing series GT Daytona class for 2014. Porsche will commence delivery of the new race car in October 2013, and will offer them for sale to teams who are set to participate in the whole 2014 USCR season.
Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsport North America, expressed pleasure that the Stuugart site has been able to move quickly to create and build the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, giving potential customers ample time to attend winter test sessions in advance of the season debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The 2014 Porsche 911 GT America is powered by a Porsche flat-six 4.0 liter racing engine that provides up to 470 hp paired to a six-speed sequential transmission with pneumatic paddle shift system and electronic throttle. The new race car is derived from the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer that exclusively takes part in the Porsche Supercup series.
The 2014 Porsche 911 GT America features a lightweight bodywork with aluminum-steel composite construction as well as a fuel safety cell with new quick-fill connection.
The 911 GT America also features a new color Cosworth dash display and new safety equipment that includes a rescue opening in the roof that allows use of the KED system for driver stabilization.
The new race car also boasts of a newly developed race braking system that features 380 mm slotted and inner-vented steel brake rotors at the front axle and six-piston aluminum fixed callipers. The rear axle has a four-piston version. The new Porsche 911 GT America is sold in North America exclusively by Porsche Motorsport North America at a price of $269,000 (FOB Weissach, plus shipping and parts package).