Yanks rejoice! Porsche is offering a special sports car that is made specifically for the North American market. Aptly named the Porsche 911 GTS America Edition, the new model was revealed during the 2022 Porsche Parade hosted in Poconos, Pennsylvania. A first look at this new release has this writer, once again, thanking his lucky stars to be born in the lucky country.
“Passion for driving a Porsche runs deep in the United States,” says Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner. “In particular, there is something special about hitting the road in an open-top 911 with a manual transmission that fits perfectly here. This is also the 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.”
Following in the grand tradition of “America” models, the 911 GTS America Edition sports a twin-turbocharged three-litre flat-six engine with plenty of “American” muscle—specifically 473 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque. As standard equipment, the America model comes with Porsche’s Active Suspension Management Sport, which comes in handy with the lowered ride height. The rear axle also receives helper springs to smooth out the ride. Also standard are the Sport Exhaust and the Sport Chrono Package.
The car comes with a black leather interior with Guards Red seatbelts. The instrument dial and tachometer are done in white. On the outside, Porsche opted for the Azureblue356, which was inspired by the 1953 356 America Roadster. The wheels feature an RS Spyder Design with a special finish. The America edition is only offered as a cabriolet with rear wheel drive and only as a manual transmission.
For the 2023 version, Porsche will only be offering 100 for the US and 15 for Canada, so while it is specific to North America, it will still be a rare car to find. For US dealers, the 2023 Porsche 911 GTS cabriolet America Edition should arrive toward the end of the year with a price tag of $186,370.