Porsche 911 GT America revealed

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Porsche 911 GT America
Porsche has announced details of its North American-only 911 GT America racecar for the brand new United SportsCar Racing series.

Based on the current 911 GT3 Cup car but with a larger 4.0-litre flat-six engine developing 350 kW (470 hp), the 911 GT America shares the same electronic throttle and pneumatic flappy paddle-controlled six-speed dog-type transmission.

Externally there’s a revised front spoiler, engine cover, carbon-fibre undertray and USCR-spec rear wing, while the endurance package includes quick-release couplings for all brake calipers, a fast-fill refueling system and oil level display. Moving inside, there’s the newly-developed race seat, multi-functional steering wheel, new colour Cosworth dash display and a welded-in roll cage. There’s also a rescue hatch in the roof allowing medical staff to extract the driver following an accident.

Deliveries start in October, with the car being offered to those teams committed to running the entire 2014 USCR season. President of Porsche Motorsport North America Jens Walther confirmed that the factory in Stuttgart has worked quickly to complete this endurance racecar in accordance to 2014 USCR GT Daytona rules, thus allowing teams time to test over winter before the season debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“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,” said Walther.

[Source: Porsche Motorsport]

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