Production of 2014 Porsche 911 (991) GT America has started

Article by Anita Panait, on September 4, 2013

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).

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

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:

http://www.porsche.com/usa/eventsandracing/motorsport/pmnabusinessinformation/

Porsche 911 GT America Specification Highlights

Powertrain: 4.0-liter aluminum six-cylinder rear-mounted boxer engine, 470 hp; Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox/pneumatic paddle shift system

Aerodynamics: new front spoiler/defuser; new design rear cover and carbon-fiber under tray to maximize aerodynamic 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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