2014 Porsche 911 GT3911 GT America
- A rare, purpose-built competition model with single ownership since new
- One of only 15 sold for the 2014 model year
- Part of the legendary Momo factory race team; driven by Momo owner Henrique Cisneros
- Competed in the GT Daytona class of the inaugural season of the United Sports Car Championship (now the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship)
- Presented in original Momo competition livery
- 470-hp, 4.0-liter, flat, six-cylinder, racing engine paired with a six-speed sequential transmission
The Porsche 911 GT America is a factory-built racecar developed to compete in the GT Daytona class of the United Sports Car Racing series, which kicked off in 2014 after the merger of the American Le Mans Series and the Rolex Sports Car Series. Based in North America and sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, the series is now called the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The 911 GT America was based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer of the day, chassis code 991-830. It featured lightweight bodywork with aluminum-and-steel composite construction, a fuel safety-cell with quick-fill connection, a color Cosworth dash display, and a rescue opening in the roof to allow use of a Kendrick extrication device in the event of a crash. Power came from a 470-horsepower, 4.0-liter, flat-six racing engine with electronic throttle control. The six-speed sequential transmission featured a pneumatic paddle-shift system, while the braking system featured 15-inch, slotted, vented, steel brake rotors with six-piston aluminum fixed calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear. A factory-supplied endurance package included quick-release couplings for all brake calipers, a fast-fill refueling system for engine oil, and an oil-level display.
Sold exclusively in North America by Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc., deliveries of the 911 GT America began in late 2013 to teams committed to running the entire 2014 USCR season. The car was sold at a price of $269,000, which included shipping and a parts package. They proved exceedingly rare from the outset: A mere 15 of the 2014 model year were sold, and just one for the 2015 model year, according to Porsche Cars North America.
This single-owner example, offered in its original livery, was manufactured 30 September 2013, according to a copy of the car’s build sheet. It was campaigned in the inaugural 2014 USCR season by the well-known Momo factory race team, with Momo owner Henrique Cisneros heading an international roster of drivers. The car was entered in five races that season: the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, the Lone Star Le Mans, the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, and the Grand Prix of Monterey. The car finished 9th at the grueling 24 Hours of Daytona, which kicked off the season, with Cisneros, Kuba Giermaziak, Christina Nielsen, and Nicki Thiim behind the wheel. Those drivers, minus Thiim, took the car to a 22nd-place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Following its competition use, the car has remained with Cisneros’ team and has been displayed at various venues over the years, including the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, California, the Los Angeles Auto Show, and Porsche’s Rennsport Reunion. Produced in very limited numbers and available only to qualified racing teams, this 911 GT America represents a rare opportunity to own a compelling piece of motorsport history—one that can be continually enjoyed on racing circuits, should one choose to do so.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/az22.