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.