Recently, there are more and more modified cars on the market, especially modifications of the legendary 911, and one of them was recently sold at auction for $60,000. It is a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet finished in silver with a green exterior wrap.
The car is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-6 engine with 780 hp (574 kW). Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via the “G50” 5-speed manual transmission. As a reminder, the original model was powered by a 3.1L N/A flat-six engine with 228 hp (170 kW) and 209 lb-ft (284 Nm) of torque. The increase in power is achieved thanks to the Turbonetics T3 “Stage 3” twin-turbocharger kit. It is mounted on 18-inch HRE wheels.
The modified 911 Carrera Cabriolet is equipped with a steel wide-body kit, RUF emblem on the hood and decklid, aftermarket front and rear bumpers and headlights, soft top from a 1997 911, “Whale tail”, adjustable coilovers, Brembo brakes with yellow brake calipers, aluminum intercooler, Fuel Air Spark Technology twin-plug fuel injection system, Blitz tuning system and Tilton Engineering carbon clutch kit.
Inside, the front sports seats from a 996-generation 911 are upholstered in red leather with green wrap on the seatbacks. Red leather covers the rest of the interior as well. In front of the driver there is an aftermarket steering wheel and a boost gauge in the instrument cluster. There are also bright accelerator and brake pedal caps, aftermarket center console, aftermarket shift knob and rear-view camera.
The seller reported scratches and “paint repairs” under the wrap. Carfax’s history report begins in 1999 and has had no accidents since then, although it does contain a few gaps. It also shows that this Porsche was owned in California and Florida from 1999 to 2020.
Porsche has just announced news that will delight all enthusiasts of the German brand, that the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will arrive on the market at the end of the year. This is a limited edition that will only be offered in North America.
“Passion for driving a Porsche runs deep in the United States. In particular, there is something special about hitting the road in an open-top 911 with a manual transmission that fits perfectly here, ”says Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner. This is also the perfect time to add another ‘America’ model to our story as we look back on 70 years since the 356 America Roadster and 30 years since the 964 America Roadster, ”said Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner.
The car is painted in Azureblue356 inspired by the 356 America Roadster from 1953. It is equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) which lowers the ride height by 10 millimeters, Sport Chrono Package (standard), sports exhaust, ceramic composite brakes (available at extra charge), black 408 mm front castor brakes made of six-piston cast iron aluminum fixed calipers and 380 mm rotors at the rear with four-piston fixed aluminum calipers. There are also White decals with the inscription “America” on the door sills, while on the back there is a white “911 Carrera” inscription and a red “GTS”.
Inside, the seats are upholstered in fine black leather with red stitching. The same combination also covers the sports steering wheel but also the door panels. The armrest on the center console is covered in black leather, with two-tone stitching in Guards Red and Pebble Gray, imprinted with the words ‘America.’
The Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America is powered by a 3.0L twin-turbo flat-six engine with 473 hp (353 kW) and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 7-speed manual transmission. It is mounted on RS Spyder Design Wheels with the inner part of the spokes in white while the extremely flat surfaces in silver with Guards red stripe along the edge of the rim.
Ever since it appeared in the mid-60s, the Porsche 911 has entered the hearts of all of us, becoming an icon of the automotive industry. Over time, the car evolved with the development of new high technologies. For the new Porsche 911 Carrera, which will hit the market in 2023, we know what it will look like, the only question left is the drivetrain.
It has long been speculated that the new 911 Carrera will be powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine with 394 hp (289 kW) and 309 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. It is an engine from the current 718 GTS. However, in an interview with Car Expert, board member Frank-Steffen Walliser said that would not happen. Could this leave the possibility that the new Carrera will be powered by a smaller displacement engine without turbo power?
The current Porsche 911 Carrera is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six engine with 385 hp (283 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque, the base version. Reaches 60 mph in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 182 mph (293 kph). Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via an 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), which enables incredibly swift gear changes without interrupting the flow of power. It is equipped with double wishbone suspension on the front, carbon ceramic brakes, and 19/20 inch wheels with 235 / 40ZR19 (front) and 295 / 35ZR20 (rear) Pirelli tires. The most powerful version has 480 hp (353 kW) and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque.
The new Porsche 911 Carrera features a distinctive look. On the front bumper there are two large air intakes with vertical slats, while on the sides there are unusual lights. At the rear, the camouflage hides a lot, but we can see the centrally placed exhaust system pipes.