Porsche introduces new 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America edition

A special ode to the first-ever 356 America Roadster

In 1950, Max Hoffman became the first importer of Porsche 356s to the US and found early success among American customers. Acknowledging the same, Porsche introduced the 356 America Roadster in 1953, with not many creature comforts but a hiked engine output explicitly built for the North American crowd. 1992, Porsche introduced the 964 America Roadster – an ode to its historic model but in 964-generation 911 guise with a 250-unit limited-edition. And now, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America edition gets launched to celebrate 70 years of the 356 America Roadster and keep up with the tradition.

Revealed during the 2022 Porsche Parade in Pennsylvania, this 911 America edition gets based on the Carrera GTS Cabriolet model. The chassis and the 473hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine are retained from the standard car. However, as the America edition is built on the idea of being an “enthusiast-focused sports car”, it features a seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive exclusive to this series.

Features like Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Sport Exhaust and the Sport Chrono Package, and a 10mm lowered ride height comes standard with this special edition. Rear-axle steering and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) can be fitted as optional extras.

The styling for the 911 America edition draws design cues from the 1953 356 America Roadster. Hence, it receives the 356-inspired Azureblue356 as exterior paint exclusive to this edition. Specially-finished RS spyder design wheels and ‘America’ lettered white decaling on the doors comprise the other exclusive styling additions. The cabin comes equipped with black leather interiors with contrast red stitching and unique illuminated door sill tread plates commemorating the 70th anniversary of the 356 America Roadster.

The 2023 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America is expected to arrive at US dealers in late 2022.

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Shivaum Punjabi
9 days ago

Such a good-looking car! Loving the specs on this…

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