Did you know that the Porsche Club of America was 60 years old? That means they started in 1955, when Porsche wasn’t really importing all that many cars to America anyway. The car building part of the company was only 7 years old itself. There was a die-hard group of folks that were so dedicated to the cars that most people over here had never heard of, that they worked together to build what would become one of the largest and longest standing automotive marque specific clubs in the world. In commemoration to the club’s dedication, Porsche is building a limited run of 60 991 GTS models dubbed the “Club Coupe”.
Porsche officially moved into their new North American headquarters at One Porsche Drive, Hapeville, GA on Monday morning, and today they’re launching a new car. The gorgeous new building played home to the launch event, of which the central attraction was a single 991 GTS Club Coupe sitting next to a 997 Carrera S Club Coupe which it replaces. It’s genuinely hard to believe that the last Club Coupe was introduced a decade ago for the club’s 50th anniversary, it really doesn’t seem like it was that long.
Specs On The 2015 PCA 911 GTS Club Coupe
Based on the already amazing Carrera GTS, the Club Coupe has all of the features you’d expect. It has that familiar 430 horsepower engine, the wider Carrera 4 bodywork, the black trimmed headlamps and tail lamps, black Sport exhaust tips, etc. As on all GTS models, you get Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), and the awesome Sport Chrono Package with dynamic engine mounts. In addition to standard GTS fare, the car features the “SportDesign” bodywork as standard, including a more aggressive front bumper, and a quite attractive rear ‘ducktail’ spoiler. A set of 20″ Sport Classic wheels rounds out the package. All of that gorgeous sheet-metal is painted in a very special shade of blue called “Club Blau” that looks somewhat like a slightly lighter version of the “Albert Blau” that Porsche offered on 911s and 912s in the 1960s. Beautiful color, to be sure.
Inside, you’re greeted by the GTS Interior Package, featuring contrasting stitching, safety belts, and a tachometer face finished in Carmine Red, as well as a host of carbon fiber bits (dash trim strips, door trim, and center console). On top of that, the center console lid is embossed with the numeral “60”, the dashboard trim features the words “GTS Club Coupe – 60 Years Porsche Club of America”, and the door sills are stainless steel pieces with “GTS Club Coupe” inscriptions.
Porsche also offers an “Extended Club Coupe Package” for this car, which gives you a paint matched vehicle key, a leather key pouch, and leather trimmed floor mats. If you buy one of these cars, you can also get an individually personalized indoor car cover as an option.
alt=”GTS-Club-Coupe-_12_reduced” width=”600″ height=”401″ />“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.”
Not much different from the regular GTS, you can jump from a standstill to 60 in only 3.8 seconds if PDK equipped, and the top speed is 189 miles per hour (190 mph with a 7 speed stick). All of this beautiful performance can belong to you if you are a PCA member, and one of the lucky 59 that gets their order in ASAP! MSRP on this beast of a car is $136,060 plus $995 for destination charges. Conversely, if you are very lucky, you could be the one PCA member that wins this car when it is raffled off later in the year. The PCA will announce details of the giveaway on the first of February at pca.org. Deliveries of the Club Coupe will begin in June, so if you want one, I wish you luck!
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