• 2015 Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe

    To celebrate the Porsche Club of America's 60th anniversary, Porsche has released this limited-run Carrera GTS that it will sell exclusively to PCA members. Check out the details at TopSpeed.com.
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The first official Porsche Club of America meeting was organized by founding member and commercial artist Bill Sholar in September of 1955 in Washington D.C. Unofficially called “the gripe group,” the club agreed to have its first official meeting at a local spot called Blackie’s House of Beef. Thirteen prospective members rolled into Blackie’s parking lot, but one was asked to leave because he was driving a Volkswagen. Fast-forward 60 years, and the PCA now has 140 local regions in the U.S and Canada and boasts well over 100,000 members, making it the largest single-make car club in the entire world. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Porsche, and in recognition of the PCA’s continuing loyalty, Porsche has introduced the extremely blue 911 GTS Club Coupe at its brand new U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

It’s the spiritual successor to the 997-based 911 Club Coupe introduced back in 2005 to honor the club’s 50th anniversary, but this time it’s based on the swifter, sportier Carrera GTS. It uses the same 430-horsepower engine as the Carrera GTS, but has several visual upgrades, some more obvious than others, which I’ll get to shortly.

Only 60 examples of this very special GTS Club Coupe will be built and all are destined for North American shores. PCA members will have first dibs to buy 59 of them through a lottery, while the remaining example will be given away to one lucky PCA member in a contest, the details of which are forthcoming.

Updated 10/05/2015: Five lucky owners - members of the Porsche Club of America had the chance to take delivery of their five brand new GTS Club Coupe directly from the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen. Take a look at the delivery event in this new video!

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe.

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The 20-inch Sport Classic five-spoke wheels are another throwback to old 911s and their Fuchs alloys.

The GTS Club Coupe is bluer than the love child of Cookie Monster and Smurfette. Lewd puppet/cartoon scenarios aside, it’s a rather appealing new shade that Porsche calls Club Blau, and all 60 GTS Club Coupes will wear it. Small “Club Coupe” script appears in recognizable Porsche font in the bottom, front corners of each door. Sport side mirrors, black framed Xenon headlights and tinted black taillights also come standard.

Like the Carrera GTS it has the more muscular body shell of the Carrera 4, which is 44 mm wider than the standard Carrera. Porsche’s SportDesign package is standard and includes a lower, sportier front fascia and pronounced ducktail spoiler that harkens back to classics like the 911 2.7 RS. The 20-inch Sport Classic five-spoke wheels are another throwback to old 911s and their Fuchs alloys.

Overall, it’s an appealing package. It doesn’t overdo the whole retro thing, but the Easter eggs are there for people who know what to look for. I imagine it will make a few Porsche collectors outside North America more than a little jealous.


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The GTS interior package comes standard and includes leather and Alcantara sport seats and satellite navigation.

If you like Easter eggs, there are plenty more to find inside. “GTS Club Coupe” script on the doorsills greets you as you enter, and “60” is embossed on the center storage compartment cover. The passenger-side dashboard trim has raised lettering that reads “GTS Club Coupe 60 Years Porsche Club of America” above the glove compartment.

The GTS interior package comes standard and includes leather and Alcantara sport seats and satellite navigation. Carmine Red accents are unique to the Club Coupe and are seen in the stitching, seat belts, “GTS” text on the headrests, tachometer and 12 o’clock marker on the multifunction steering wheel.

A few extra trinkets can be had with the Extended Club Coupe Package that includes a Club Blau-painted key, leather key case and leather-edged floor mats with red and blue stitching.


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With 430 horsepower at a peaky 7,500 rpm, it’s just 20 horsepower shy of the hardcore GT3.

Power remains unchanged from the standard GTS, but we haven’t heard too many complaints about the already-potent, 3.8-liter, direct-injection flat-six. With 430 horsepower at a peaky 7,500 rpm, it’s just 20 horsepower shy of the hardcore GT3. Porsche’s seven-speed manual comes standard while the dual-clutch, seven-speed PDK is an option. Both send power exclusively to the rear axle.

The manual gets you a 0-to-60 time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph, while the PDK improves on that with a 0-to-60 of 3.8 seconds and a slightly lower top speed of 189.

Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package comes standard and includes those trick dynamic engine mounts that stiffen up when you’re feeling sporty. The chassis sits 10 mm lower and is managed by Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive dampers and the Porsche Torque Vectoring system.

Drivetrain Specifications

Manual PDK
Cylinder layout / number of cylinders Horizontally Opposed / 6 Horizontally Opposed / 6
Displacement 3.8 l 3.8 l
Engine layout Rear engine Rear engine
Max. Power 430 HP @ 7500 RPM 430 HP @ 7500 RPM
Acceleration 0 - 60 MPH 4.2 sec 3.8 sec
Top Track Speed 190 MPH 189 MPH


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All this exclusivity comes at a cost. MSRP is $135,060 with an additional $995 destination charge. The faster, more advanced GT3 is about five grand cheaper, and because there are more than 60 available to everyone in the world, you won’t have to clamor among the other 100,000 PCA members to buy it.

But, the GTS Club Coupe’s rarity means its value is unlikely to ever dip below MSRP and will probably start to increase after a decade or two. The PCA says the 2006 911 Club Coupes are currently changing hands for $100,000 or more, which is about what they were sold for when new.


Corvette Stingray

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If you’re shopping for sports cars, it’s tough to ignore the Corvette Stingray. With 460 horsepower and a 0-to-60 time of 3.9 ticks, it’s as fast as the 911, and costs just $53,000 — less than half what a base 911 GTS costs. And that’s without bringing the much faster 650-horsepower Corvette Z06 into the equation, which is still a comparative bargain at just under $75,000.

Before the C7, buyers of more expensive sports cars would justify their purchases by laughing at the Corvette’s inferior build quality and crude underpinnings. It’s a much harder justification to make these days.


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If it’s another sporty German coupe you’re after, the M4 is your other go-to option. Starting at $62,000, it’s pricier than a Stingray, but still way cheaper than any 911. Handing roughly the same amount of cash to a Porsche dealer puts you in the middle-of-the-range Cayman S.

On paper, the M4’s new 425-horsepower, 3.0-liter, turbocharged straight-six may not look like a big step on from the old V-8, but one look at the torque-curve (or a prod of the accelerator) lets you know it’s a very different engine. With 406 pound-feet available from just 1,850 rpm it’s got diesel-like low-end torque, which allows for oversteer on-demand. The sprint to 60 takes 4.1 seconds and top speed is electronically capped at 150 mph.

Jaguar F-Type

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When badge snobbery instead of price is taken into account, the Jaguar F-Type is probably the newest and closest of the 911’s current rivals. $99,000 will get you a top-of-the-line F-Type R packing a supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 with a stonking 550 horsepower. The fact that it’s the best-looking and best-performing Jaguar in decades comes as a bonus.

The F-Type R adds all-wheel-drive for the 2016 model year and will do 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds. Like the 911, the F-Type comes in more affordable flavors too. The base model F-Type starts at $65,000 while the slightly more powerful F-Type S comes in a $77,000. Both come with a grunty, supercharged V-6 under the hood.


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We can spend all day throwing rivals at the Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe, but the fact is that buying one is a purely emotional decision. The people who will end up buying this car won’t do so because it’s quantifiably better that anything else out there. They’ll buy it because it’s a unique, one-of-sixty 911s that’s cool and almost guaranteed never to loose value.

With near GT3 levels of performance and more daily usability, the 911 GTS is already a hugely capable car. What Porsche has done with the GTS Club Coupe is added a few cool bespoke touches and introduced it as a gift to its favorite car club in the world. Whether the next meet-up is at Blackie’s House of Beef or elsewhere, you’ll be the envy of every member of your local PCA chapter in this thing. Hopefully the guy in the Volkswagen can pick one up.

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Celebrating six decades of the largest Porsche club organization in the world, Porsche Cars North America is commemorating this milestone with a 60 unit limited-production run of the Club Coupe based on the 911 Carrera GTS. Known as the GTS Club Coupe, the 430 hp sports car is painted in a color unique to this model appropriately named “Club Blau,” which was created exclusively for this anniversary edition by the Porsche Club of America.

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“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 Porsche’s 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.”

The GTS Club Coupe features the 44 mm wider body of the 911 Carrera 4 models with a rear wheel drive platform. SportDesign side mirrors, black framed Bi-Xenon™ headlights with Porsche’s Dynamic Light System, and taillights tinted in black are standard, while the doors are marked with black “Club Coupe” model designations, clearly distinguishing this unique 911. Painted in the newly created “Club Blau” color, the limited-edition model is also characterized by the SportDesign package, which is fitted as standard. A more pronounced front fascia as well as a “ducktail” rear spoiler gives the special car a striking, yet classic, appearance. 20-inch Sport Classic wheels painted in semi-gloss black with polished wheel centers and rim flanges are also standard on the GTS Club Coupe.

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The interior is highlighted by the GTS Interior Package. The stitching, seat belts, and rev counter are held in contrasting Carmine Red, while the dashboard trim strips, door trim and center console are finished in carbon fiber. The striking steering wheel has a Red 12 o’clock marker and two-tone stitching in Carmine Red and Blue. The center compartment lid is embossed with a “60” and the dashboard trim is personalized with “GTS Club Coupe 60 Years Porsche Club of America” lettering above the glove compartment. Stainless steel door sills which read “GTS Club Coupe” serve as a further distinction.

An Extended Club Coupe Package is available as a unique option. It consists of a vehicle key painted in “Club Blau,” a leather key pouch and leather-edged floor mats, both with two-tone stitching in Carmine Red and Blue. An individual personalized indoor car cover is also available as an option.

Powering the GTS Club Coupe is an enhanced version of the Carrera S engine, which is also found in the 911 Carrera GTS model variants. 430 hp propel the GTS Club Coupe from standstill to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds when equipped with the optional PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. The top track speed is 190 mph (189 mph on PDK-equipped models). A third center radiator ensures consistent performance in all conditions. A standard Sport Exhaust system with black chrome tips accentuates the Boxer engine note in particularly exhilarating fashion.

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Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), incorporating adaptive dampers and a 10 mm lower ride, and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), as well as the Sport Chrono Package with dynamic engine mounts, contributes to the car’s optimal handling characteristics.

The GTS Club Coupe will be launched in the United States in June 2015. Porsche Club of America members will have the opportunity to purchase one of 59 vehicles and PCA members will also be eligible to win the initial display vehicle. Official details will be announced February 1st, 2015 on www.pca.org. The MSRP is $136,060, not including a destination charge of $995.

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