Porsche’s near-perfect 911 GTS is getting a brand new, limited-production variant for 2023. Capitalizing on the long-standing “America” nameplate, the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Version presents up the dream of open-top, West Coast grand touring in a traditional icon of German motoring. Sadly, the grandeur of that dream is surpassed solely by the sobering actuality of at the moment’s high-end automobile market. Porsche solely plans to ship 115 of those to the continent for which it is named — and 15 of these are headed to Canada.
Dynamically, you will not be lacking a lot. The America is predicated on the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (out there with guide transmission and all) however provides no distinctive mechanical parts to that already-delightful bundle. What you are getting right here is the look — Azure Blue exterior paint with Guards Pink and (simply plain outdated) white accents. Sure, it is a German grand tourer slathered in star-spangled awesomeness in an homage to a really completely different drop-top “America” mannequin from 70 years in the past, the 1953 356 America Roadster.
“Ardour for driving a Porsche runs deep in the US. Specifically, there’s something particular about hitting the street in an open prime 911 with a guide transmission that matches completely right here,” stated Porsche Automobiles North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner. “That is additionally the proper time so as to add one other ‘America’ mannequin to our story as we glance again on 70 years because the 356 America Roadster and 30 years because the 964 America Roadster.”
The vertical steering wheel stripe, two-tone shift boot, inside trim with double stitching, “911” seat embroidery, leather-based seatback releases and two-tone stitched flooring mats are all a part of the optionally available “prolonged” inside bundle. This bundle additionally features a color-matched Azure Blue key fob and customized leather-based holster (proven above). By Porsche requirements, this improve actually is not that outrageously costly — only a contact over $7,500 — so we anticipate it will be a near-universal add-on.
That’s after all except someone believes there might be future collector worth in having certainly one of only some constructed with out stated bundle. As we have seen over the previous few years, Porsche speculators will cling their hats on absolutely anything. Both method, the markups on these will in all probability be nicely in extra of ten instances the worth of these stripy bits, so why not? All-in, the 2023 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will set you again $193,880 (with the prolonged inside; $186,370 with out it) together with a $1,450 vacation spot cost earlier than the inevitable ADM. Porsche says it would hit showrooms this fall, however if you happen to’re simply studying about this automobile now, likelihood is you have already missed the boat. Godspeed.