Porsche celebrates its 70th anniversaryThe tenth Commemorate the iconic 356 America Roadster with the new 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition. The sporty limited-edition convertible, of which only 115 will be made, will hit showrooms later this year for 2023. The Americas Edition will only be sold in North America. With such a low production volume, the car will be one of the rarest Type-992 models ever released by Porsche. (Bets are that it’s already sold out by the time you read this.)
“The passion for driving a Porsche runs deep in the United States. In particular, there is something special about hitting the road in a 911 Cabriolet with a manual transmission which fits perfectly here,” said Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North. America. A perfect time to add another “America” model to our story as we look back on 70 years since the 356 America Roadster and 30 years since the 964 America Roadster.”
The 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition is based on the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, but has been configured with selected options and unique cosmetic upgrades to set it apart from its standard sibling: America Roadster-inspired styling specification 1953356 .
The America Edition features red, white and blue colors with aesthetic changes implemented by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Azure Blue was chosen as the primary exterior color, with the soft top in black. The frame of the windscreen is satin black (this is the first 992 to benefit from this unique treatment). In this sense, white wheels with the Guards Red line are also a rare offering from the automaker (the last factory Porsche with white wheels was a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0). The exterior is accented by white decals with Guards Red accents that read “America” (the model designation on the trunk lid is two-tone, Guards Red and White).
The base interior color is black: the solid hue was chosen because it brings out the best in the exclusive Guards Red and Pebble Gray stitching (Porsche notes that gray was chosen because the contrast to the pure white was so striking). Standard equipment includes two-tone stitching on the seats, center console (with the word “America” embossed on the armrest), and unique illuminated scuff plates (with commemorative text). The optional Extended Interior Package adds contrast stitching to the steering wheel, transmission shroud and Guards Red pattern to the gear lever. Porsche even painted the key cyan blue to match the color of the car.
Housed in the rear of the chassis, the now familiar 3.0-liter twin-turbo Porsche engine is Porsche’s inline-six, tuned to put out 473 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Porsche only offers the 7-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive in this unique model to emphasize the driving enthusiast market in the Americas. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) Sport is standard, as is a sports exhaust and the Sport Chrono package. Options include rear axle steering and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).
Of the 115 units, Porsche will ship 100 to the United States and 15 to the Canadian market. The 2023 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will have a starting MSRP of $184,920 (excluding $1,450 for pickup, driving and handling). MSRP for the model with extended interior package is $192,430 (not including $1,450 shipping and handling).
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