Porsche will offer a special, market-specific sports car with the “America” moniker. The new 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will reach showrooms in late 2022 as part of the 2023 model year. A very limited number will be created, making this one of the rarest Type-992 models.
Its arrival marks the continuance of a tradition that began in 1952: offering an open-top, enthusiast-focused sports car made specifically for the North American market. The new model – revealed during the 2022 Porsche Parade in Poconos, PA – is based on the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, and features the same high-performance chassis and powertrain as that model. Emphasizing its focus on driving pleasure, it is exclusively available with a seven-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
“The brand celebrates its heritage with this exclusive 911 model that brings us back to roots of the legendary 356 America Roadster from 70 years ago,” said Marc Ouayoun, president and CEO Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. “We are delighted to be able to also extend the offer to our Canadian clientele, even if in very limited numbers.”
The 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre boxer six-cylinder engine to generate 473 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) Sport is standard equipment and lowers the ride height by 10 mm while adding helper springs to the rear axle. Sport Exhaust and the Sport Chrono Package are also both standard equipment. Rear axle steering and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are available as added cost options. The standard cast iron brake rotors measure 408 mm in front with six-piston aluminium fixed calipers and 380 mm rotors in the rear with four-piston fixed aluminium calipers finished in black.
The 2023 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America is expected to arrive in late 2022 and will carry a starting MSRP of $206,190. Including the extended interior package, MSRP is $214,750.