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Press Release) In recognition of the
50th Anniversary of the Porsche Club of America (PCA), Porsche has
created an exclusive 911 Carrera® S Coupe model featuring a
distinctive exterior color, unique interior styling and
commemorative touches, and a more powerful and higher performing
engine. Limited to an exclusive production run of just 50 cars
initially made available to eligible PCA members, the 911 Club Coupe
was unveiled this past weekend at PCA’s 50th Annual Porsche Parade
in Hershey, Pa.
The 911 Club Coupe’s most visual exterior feature is its
distinguishing Azurro California color. This paint color is a modern
interpretation of azure blue, a color made popular on Porsche 356
sports cars when the PCA was founded 50 years ago. The rear portion
of the standard center console is also painted in Azurro California.
As an option, the backs of the sport seats can be painted in this
striking metallic blue color, as well.
In addition to sport seats, the 911 Club Coupe’s standard interior
features include black instrument dials and a sport steering wheel
and gear shifter. Stainless steel doorsills incorporate the 911 Club
Coupe logo, and each car bears a badge on the driver’s side door
trim indicating its individual number in the series of 50 cars.
The Club Coupe is the first in the current generation of Porsche 911
sports cars to be equipped with the X51 Powerkit. This feature
increases output of the 3.8-liter, flat-six cylinder Carrera S
engine from 355 to 381 horsepower and peak torque from 295 to 306
ft. lbs., making it the most powerful non-turbocharged engine yet
offered in a Porsche 911 production car for North America.
Distinguished by its carbon fiber air cleaner housing, the X51
Powerkit boosts performance through a series of engine enhancements
including a larger throttle body, optimized intake airflow, cylinder
heads and exhaust manifold modifications, changes in the control
unit, and the inclusion of a sport exhaust system. The result
produces a 0 to 60 mph time of a quick 4.4 seconds and a top track
speed of an impressive 186 mph.
Like the Carrera S, the 911 Club Coupe is equipped with 19-inch
wheels and tires, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), and Porsche
Active Suspension Management (PASM) for optimal handling. The Sport
Chrono Package Plus system is also standard equipment, while Porsche
Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) is available as an option.
Manufacturers’ suggested retail pricing for the 911 Club Coupe
begins at $99,911 US and $145,911 CDN. It is anticipated that PCA
members will purchase all 48 cars offered for sale. Due to their
exclusivity, the purchasing process for these cars will be initiated
through a special website (www.porsche.com/911clubcoupe) that is
dedicated to the model. This website contains full terms and
conditions of the sales offer. There is no charge to register for
the sales offer. The offer to eligible U.S. and Canadian PCA members
for the 48 Club Coupes that are available for purchase will be open
until August 15, 2005. On or about this date, all of the remaining
48 Club Coupes not purchased by eligible PCA members may be made
available to the general public.
As part of the PCA’s Golden Anniversary recognition, one of the 50
911 Club Coupes will be randomly given away to a lucky PCA member.
Sweepstakes rules and eligibility are found on the same website
referenced above. No purchase necessary to enter the Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes is open to eligible U.S. and Canadian PCA members
until Sept. 12, 2005.
The Porsche Club of America is one of the largest independent,
single-marque automobile clubs in the world with approximately
84,000 individual members and 139 chapters in the United States and
Canada. Bill Sholar founded the club 50 years ago when he and and a
small group of 11 enthusiasts held their first business meeting on
Sept. 13, 1955, at Blackie's Grille in Alexandria, Va. More
information about the club and its history can be found at