Six decades of the largest Porsche club in the world.
Sixty years ago, the largest Porsche club organization in the world started in none other than the good ol’ U-S-of-A. The club has had a large impact on the market in the United States for the German automaker and created a great deal of die-hard enthusiasts that love boxer engines mounted at the rear. To celebrate the 60th anniversary Porsche is creating a limited run of 60 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupes with all sorts of exclusive features.
Based on the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, the new Club Coupe models come standard with the same 44-mm wider rear end of the 911 Carrera 4 models but without the all-wheel drive system. A unique Club Blau blue paint covers the entire vehicle and was specially developed for the Club Coupe to instantly set it apart. Porsche’s SportDesign package comes standard, which adds on a more commanding front fascia, side mirrors, and classic ducktail rear spoiler that pairs up nicely with the new 20-inch Sport Classic wheels in a semi-gloss black finish with polished wheel centers and flanges.
Black-famed Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System stare ahead while tinted taillights illuminate that bigger butt. Black is also used for the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe model designations along the bottom of each door and the rear badging.
“The Porsche Club of America is home to passionate ambassadors who have been fostering the appreciation and recognition of Porsche for 60 years,” said Andre Oosthuizen, Vice President of Marketing for Porsche Cars North America. “As the car was unveiled today at Porsches new headquarters at One Porsche Drive in Atlanta. We are proud and honored to celebrate this anniversary with a very special edition of Porsche’s most storied sports car – the 911.”
In terms of performance, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe utilizes the same 3.8-liter, flat-six with 430 horsepower as the other GTS models paired with either the seven-speed manual or dual-clutch PDK gearbox. With PDK, the limited-edition sports car can reach 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds from rest and hit 189 mph on the track (190 mph with manual). Porsche also added on a third center radiator to ensure proper cooling and a Sport Exhaust system with black chrome tips to contrast the exterior paint. Also helping out on the track are the Porsche Active Suspension Management with adaptive dampers and 10 mm lower ride height, Porsche Torque Vectoring, and the Sport Chrono Package with dynamic engine mounts.
The exclusive touch also carries over into the cabin of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe. The GTS interior package comes standard with Carmine Red stitching, seat belts, and tachometer. The steering wheel also boasts a red 12-o’clock marker and Carmine Red and Blue stitching while carbon fiber decorates the dashboard trim, door trim, and center console. A special, embossed ‘60’ sits atop the center console lid while a ‘GTS Club Coupe 60 Years of Porsche Club of America’ is proudly worn above the glove compartment. The GTS Club Coupe name also graces the stainless steel door entry sills.
As further options, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe can be had with an Extended Club Coupe Package with Club Blau key, leather key pouch, and leather-edged floor mats with two-tone stitching. An individual personalized indoor car cover is also available with the new sports car.
The new, limited-edition Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe will be launched in the United States in June of 2015 with the first being displayed at the headquarters in Atlanta. Porsche Club of America members will be able to purchase the other 59 examples for $136,060. Members will also be given the chance to win the display vehicle.
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe Gallery