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    New 997 RS America for US market

    Saw this on another site - sounds like a nice option:


    ATLANTA, GA, May 20, 2011 - Porsche® has announced the creation of an exclusive, limited production model to be offered in the US-market only. The 2013 Carrera “RSA edition” is designed to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Porsche RS America model. To be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12, 2012, the new "20 Years of the RSA" Carrera reflects the spirit of one of Porsche enthusiasts' most sought-after North American models.

    The new Carrera RSA edition embodies many aspects of the original, with an elegant fixed rear-spoiler, narrow fenders, low weight, excellent agility, and a high level of driving pleasure. The new commemorative RSA edition further reflects this classic Porsche model with performance enhancements and additional styling cues not previously available on standard Carrera models.

    For added performance, the RSA edition is equipped with the lightest equipment specification offered in the Carrera model line since 1989. By eliminating the sunroof, audio system, air-conditioning, soundproofing, headlight washers, rear seats and other trim items as well as installing aluminum doors and lightweight sport bucket seats as standard, the curb weight of the RSA edition has been reduced to 2,878 pounds. Sportier suspension settings and wide-offset 18-inch forged alloy wheels front and rear weighing only nineteen and twenty pounds each, respectively, improve handling while quicker acceleration is assured by a 15 percent lower ratios in the six-speed manual transmission’s first five gears. Michelin’s Pilot Super Sport tires are fitted as standard. The 3.6-liter flat-six cylinder power plant is based on the direct-fuel-injected (DFI) motor of the standard Carrera, but has a less-baffled and lighter exhaust specific to the US-market’s more relaxed noise regulations. A more aggressive engine management program tuned to take advantage of the exhaust’s increased flow-rate near maximum engine speeds is also included. Together these changes achieve a rating of 355 horsepower (SAE) at 7,400 rpm, propelling the new car from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, and on to a top track speed of 182 mph.

    Other standard features include a limited slip differential, 30mm reduced ride height, fixed-rate dampers matched to progressive springs of 40% greater rate than those in the normal Carrera, bridgeless monoblock brake calipers and rotors from the Carrera S model and adjustable control arms, multi-position stabilizer bars and stiffer bushings from the GT3 model.

    Similar to the original RS America, the new RSA edition is available in only three standard Porsche colors – Guards red, Carrara white or black. A unique front bumper with shortened overhang preserves the ramp angle of the standard Carrera despite the RSA’s 30mm reduced ride-height. For additional visual emphasis, the wheel spokes are painted in non-metallic Slate Grey with a contrasting polished lip. A colored Porsche crest adorns each wheel hub cover and the brake calipers have an aluminum-look paint finish. Other exclusive exterior styling features include matte-black oval tailpipes, discreet “RS” logos ahead of each rear wheel and non-metallic Slate Grey lower trims and side skirts adapted from the Carrera GTS model.

    Fire-resistant black cloth featuring a diagonal Porsche script logo dominates the car's interior with matching black carpet and floor mats. The handbrake lever, gear lever, inside door handles, headliner and padded sport steering wheel are covered in black Alcantara© fabric. The rear section of the center console, dashboard trim strip and air vent surrounds are painted in non-metallic Slate Grey. Instruments are uniquely styled with black gauge faces enumerated in classic Porsche font to recall the era of the original RS America. The cloth-clad Sport Buckets seats for the first time feature a manual height adjustment allowing the seating position to be raised or lowered. The front center console that normally contains the PCM unit has been deleted entirely to emphasize Porsche’s hallmark rear-engine configuration, leaving only a small detachable cargo net separating the driver and passenger footwells.

    GT Silver Metallic paint, Espresso natural leather interior, air conditioning, dynamic engine mounts, a lightweight Lithium-Ion battery, silver-colored seat belts and factory-installed rear seats complete the short list of optional equipment.

    Production of the new RSA edition is limited to 1993 units to commemorate the original RS America’s introduction to the US market. A limited-edition plate on the glovebox cover indicates the car's production number. The new 2013 model will go on sale in the United States in March 2012 at a price of $83,900 US.

    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche vehicles for the United States and Canada and is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG.


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Thats good news!


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Typical..... at last Porsche come up with a worthwhile special edition and we won't get the chance to buy it


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Petition for a RS UK Edition :)


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Niiiiiiiice.... I like it!
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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

     Given the name, they could also sell it in South Africa


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Sorry guys, I just learned that it was only a joke - I must be pretty gullible.  Sorry to get anyone's hopes up.


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Grant:

    Sorry guys, I just learned that it was only a joke - I must be pretty gullible.  Sorry to get anyone's hopes up.

     

    If the GTS 4 doesn't sell well then expect Porsche to take up this idea to shift the last 997 bodyshells Smiley

    In all seriousness though, this is the type of run out model they could and should have delivered IMHO as opposed to the lame Black editions.


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    ISUK:

    In all seriousness though, this is the type of run out model they could and should have delivered IMHO as opposed to the lame Black editions.


    Totally agree. The above specs looked odd though in that it was declared as a 997 model intended to be sold in 2012/13. Furthermore, if one does not receive the GT3 engine in that car, the 408hp powerkit version would still make more sense.

     


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    wow Smiley that is awesome.


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Grant:

    Saw this on another site - sounds like a nice option:


    ATLANTA, GA, May 20, 2011 - Porsche® has announced the creation of an exclusive, limited production model to be offered in the US-market only. The 2013 Carrera “RSA edition” is designed to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Porsche RS America model. To be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12, 2012, the new "20 Years of the RSA" Carrera reflects the spirit of one of Porsche enthusiasts' most sought-after North American models.

    The new Carrera RSA edition embodies many aspects of the original, with an elegant fixed rear-spoiler, narrow fenders, low weight, excellent agility, and a high level of driving pleasure. The new commemorative RSA edition further reflects this classic Porsche model with performance enhancements and additional styling cues not previously available on standard Carrera models.

    For added performance, the RSA edition is equipped with the lightest equipment specification offered in the Carrera model line since 1989. By eliminating the sunroof, audio system, air-conditioning, soundproofing, headlight washers, rear seats and other trim items as well as installing aluminum doors and lightweight sport bucket seats as standard, the curb weight of the RSA edition has been reduced to 2,878 pounds. Sportier suspension settings and wide-offset 18-inch forged alloy wheels front and rear weighing only nineteen and twenty pounds each, respectively, improve handling while quicker acceleration is assured by a 15 percent lower ratios in the six-speed manual transmission’s first five gears. Michelin’s Pilot Super Sport tires are fitted as standard. The 3.6-liter flat-six cylinder power plant is based on the direct-fuel-injected (DFI) motor of the standard Carrera, but has a less-baffled and lighter exhaust specific to the US-market’s more relaxed noise regulations. A more aggressive engine management program tuned to take advantage of the exhaust’s increased flow-rate near maximum engine speeds is also included. Together these changes achieve a rating of 355 horsepower (SAE) at 7,400 rpm, propelling the new car from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, and on to a top track speed of 182 mph.

    Other standard features include a limited slip differential, 30mm reduced ride height, fixed-rate dampers matched to progressive springs of 40% greater rate than those in the normal Carrera, bridgeless monoblock brake calipers and rotors from the Carrera S model and adjustable control arms, multi-position stabilizer bars and stiffer bushings from the GT3 model.

    Similar to the original RS America, the new RSA edition is available in only three standard Porsche colors – Guards red, Carrara white or black. A unique front bumper with shortened overhang preserves the ramp angle of the standard Carrera despite the RSA’s 30mm reduced ride-height. For additional visual emphasis, the wheel spokes are painted in non-metallic Slate Grey with a contrasting polished lip. A colored Porsche crest adorns each wheel hub cover and the brake calipers have an aluminum-look paint finish. Other exclusive exterior styling features include matte-black oval tailpipes, discreet “RS” logos ahead of each rear wheel and non-metallic Slate Grey lower trims and side skirts adapted from the Carrera GTS model.

    Fire-resistant black cloth featuring a diagonal Porsche script logo dominates the car's interior with matching black carpet and floor mats. The handbrake lever, gear lever, inside door handles, headliner and padded sport steering wheel are covered in black Alcantara© fabric. The rear section of the center console, dashboard trim strip and air vent surrounds are painted in non-metallic Slate Grey. Instruments are uniquely styled with black gauge faces enumerated in classic Porsche font to recall the era of the original RS America. The cloth-clad Sport Buckets seats for the first time feature a manual height adjustment allowing the seating position to be raised or lowered. The front center console that normally contains the PCM unit has been deleted entirely to emphasize Porsche’s hallmark rear-engine configuration, leaving only a small detachable cargo net separating the driver and passenger footwells.

    GT Silver Metallic paint, Espresso natural leather interior, air conditioning, dynamic engine mounts, a lightweight Lithium-Ion battery, silver-colored seat belts and factory-installed rear seats complete the short list of optional equipment.

    Production of the new RSA edition is limited to 1993 units to commemorate the original RS America’s introduction to the US market. A limited-edition plate on the glovebox cover indicates the car's production number. The new 2013 model will go on sale in the United States in March 2012 at a price of $83,900 US.

    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche vehicles for the United States and Canada and is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG.

     Some folks from Porsche marketing should have read Christian post about "how to make a proper Boxster Spyder" so they come up with this car Smiley

    I like the specification of the car and the price is reasonable. Smiley However, isn't it too late Smiley


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

     Now, I read that it is a joke.


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Grant:

    Sorry guys, I just learned that it was only a joke - I must be pretty gullible.  Sorry to get anyone's hopes up.

     

    I checked with the Porsche press department...no such thing. 

    Btw: I'm not sure they consider a false announcement a joke, they are going to investigate.


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Porsche, build this special edition model (911 cars only) and it will sell like hell:

    Porsche 997 Carrera GTR Coupe and Cabriolet

    GT3 engine with 430 hp

    LSD

    30 mm sport chassis for Coupe, 20 mm sport chassis for Cabriolet

    Manual transmission (I know it doesn't really make sense to develop PDK for the last Mezger engine generation)

    PCCB (380 mm discs front and 350 mm discs rear, current Carrera models have 350 mm front/rear)

    No PCM (but optional), no dampening material,  at least 50 kg less than the regular Carrera models

    Priced only 5000 EUR above the current Carrera GTS

    How does this sound?


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    RC:
    ...


    Priced only 5000 EUR above the current Carrera GTS

    How does this sound?

     


    Too cheap. Smiley


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Sounds good. Give it the duck tail spoiler, replica Fuchs wheels and make it available in Chartreuse green, light Ivory Gold, non metallic Slate grey or Signal orange and I'm in


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    I'm not a friend of the duck tail spoiler and green, gold or orange but everything else...  


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    RC:

    I'm not a friend of the duck tail spoiler and green, gold or orange but everything else...  

     

    You won't be a fan of this car then that a dealer here is running as a demonstrator Smiley

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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    IMO that doesn't work ... but these are just photos ... sometimes you can change your mind when you see it in the flesh.


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    - 997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm sports suspension/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    I like it, but would prefer Blue or Red trim.


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    ISUK:
    RC:

    I'm not a friend of the duck tail spoiler and green, gold or orange but everything else...  

     

    You won't be a fan of this car then that a dealer here is running as a demonstrator Smiley

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    After looking at your beautiful California...be honest: Do you really like this combo (above photo?)  Smiley


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    RC:
    Btw: I'm not sure they consider a false announcement a joke, they are going to investigate.

     

    Not to perpetuate stereotypes about Germans and their sense of humour, but what's to investigate? It was never on an official website; somebody typed a joke and posted it on an enthusiasts' forum and people fell for it.  If anything, Porsche should be upset at themselves that people are more excited about a special edition they can't have than all the ones they can.


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    Are you still 'waiting for PDK'? LOL - you can have PDK  


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    - 997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm sports suspension/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    waiting for PDK:

    Not to perpetuate stereotypes about Germans and their sense of humour, but what's to investigate? It was never on an official website; somebody typed a joke and posted it on an enthusiasts' forum and people fell for it.  If anything, Porsche should be upset at themselves that people are more excited about a special edition they can't have than all the ones they can.

     

    Jokes on public forums can do a lot of harm.

    The internet moves information and rumors pretty fast, nobody can really control that. It is one thing to make such a joke on April 1st but otherwise... Smiley

    I get it...people are upset because of the many special edition models but take some time to think about it: Is it really that bad, that you can buy a Black Edition 911 or a Carrera GTS at a reduced price (considering all the incl. options/features)? Would people actually prefer that Porsche shuts down 997 production completely and wait for the 991 to come? I doubt it.

    The outrage about the special edition models may have some reasonable justification but I still think that these are good offers from Porsche. Not all of them and I really don't understand the Carrera 4 GTS, a different name would have been more appropriate but if Porsche thinks that the name GTS is going to sell more cars, well... Smiley
     


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    Re: New 997 RS America for US market

    ISUK:

    Sounds good. Give it the duck tail spoiler, replica Fuchs wheels and make it available in Chartreuse green, light Ivory Gold, non metallic Slate grey or Signal orange and I'm in


    Light Ivory is a terrific color. So is Bahama Yellow.


     
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