Say hello to the latest to wear a very special brand Porsche first used 70 years ago. It's the 2023 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America, and while it's not exactly the original formula, it's probably still going to sell out in a hurry.
The very first America Roadster was a 1953 Porsche 356 that had plenty of weight cut off and a special aluminum body in place of the standard steel. The idea was Porsche's U.S. importer, Max Hoffman, wanted something to go after British sports car makers like Jaguar. Officially, Porsche says only 16 of the cars were built, and today those are some of the highest-dollar Porsches around.
Porsche did it again in 1992. Once again a convertible, this time Porsche made 250 of them. This one got the Turbo's widebody and wheels, making it a very special car as well.
This time? It's blue.
The exercise is as much from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as it is from the engineers, but we still love it.
The paintwork is called Azureblue356, and it's inspired by the original America Roadster. For 2023, this is the only vehicle that will be painted in the blue shade. The wheels are RS Spyder Design and are painted white, silver, and red for a special look.
Inside, the GTS America will have Guards Red cross stitching on the upper dash. surrounded by Pebble Grey stitches. With more two-tone on the center console and America embossing in the leather. Get an optional extended interior package and get the two-tone colour scheme on the steering wheel, shifter, and seats.
The 911 GTS Cabriolet America will come only with a seven-speed stick and rear-wheel drive. Largely an appearance package, it will get the 473 hp twin-turbo flat-six from the standard GTS. Porsche Active Suspension Management is standard, as are the Sport Chrono package and a Sport exhaust.
Only 115 of the cars will be built, with 100 for America and 15 for Canada. MSRP in Canada is $206,190, with the extended version running you a few thousand more. It's on sale now with deliveries expected to start later in the year.