With the United Sports Car Racing series GT Daytona class set to make its debut next year, another of automakers are busy preparing their respective race cars that will compete in the new racing series.
One of them is Porsche , and recently, Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. announced that its official race car for the series, 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, is already set for production in Stuttgart, Germany.
The car, which is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup , will be used exclusively in the new racing series and will come with a host of modifications to make it fit and right for racing duties.
A slew of specific components have been added to the 911 GT America, including a handful of aerodynamic components, highlighted by a new front spoiler with its own diffuser. A USCR-spec rear wing was also installed, as was a new design rear cover and a carbon fiber undertray that aids in maximizing the race car’s aerodynamic balance.
Power for the new race car comes in the form of a rear-mounted, 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that produces 470 horsepower that mates to a six-speed sequential dog-type transmission with a pneumatic paddle shift system.
Porsche also outfitted the series-specific race car with an Endurance Package, which consists of quick-release couplings for all brake calipers, as well as a fast-fill refueling system for oil, and an oil-level display. Also included are 380 mm (14.96-inch) ventilated rotors with six-pot calipers up front and four-pot calipers on the rear.
Teams interested in fielding racers for the upcoming 2014 USCR season can pickup one of these race cars at a price of $269,000, with deliveries scheduled to begin later this year.
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