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2014 Porsche 911 GT America

Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. announced that production of the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America has started in Stuttgart, Germany. This car will race in the GT Daytona class in next year’s United Sports Car Racing (USCR) series. By now you will of course be aware that the American Le Mans Series will merge with the Rolex GRAND-AM Road Racing next year to form what will be now known as the United Sports Car Racing.

The new Porsche 911 GT America has been created in order to conform to the new rules of the racing series. The car is available for teams to purchase and also to allow them to test it under all weather conditions ahead of the start of the 2014 season which will be the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

The president of Porsche Motorsport North America Jens Walther said, “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.”

The 2014 Porsche 911 GT America features a 4.0-liter aluminum six-cylinder, rear-mounted boxer engine developing 470 hp. It’s then mated to a Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox/pneumatic paddle shift system. For the aerodynamics, it comes with new front spoiler, a new design rear cover and carbon-fiber undertray to maximize aerodynamic balance with USCR-spec rear wing.

There will be an endurance package that will entail quick-release couplings for all brake calipers, a fast-fill refueling system for oil and an oil level display. The car will be sold at a price of $269,000 which will include shipping and parts package.

In Detail

type Racing Car
built at Stuttgart, Germany
price $ $ 269,000
engine Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Electronic Direct Injection
displacement 4000 cc / 244.09 in³
power 350.5 kw / 470 bhp
specific output 117.5 bhp per litre
body / frame Unitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 245/35 ZR 20
rear tires 295/30 ZR 20
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track 1538 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1516 mm / 59.7 in
length 4491 mm / 176.8 in
width 1808 mm / 71.2 in
height 1295 mm / 51.0 in
transmission 6-Speed Sequential
final drive 3.44:1