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Porsche 911 GTS America Edition Celebrates 70 Years of Porsche in the US

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Porsche 911 GTS America Edition Celebrates 70 Years of Porsche in the US

The first Porsche sports car was sold in America in 1950 by importer Max Hoffman, who after a couple years of success selling the 356 approached Porsche about developing a more affordable car specifically for the US market. The resulting creation was the 1953 356 America Roadster, a stripped-out convertible with a more powerful engine. Only 16 were made, but it influenced development of the 356 Speedster and inspired subsequent US-only special editions throughout the decades. Now, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 356 America, Porsche is introducing a new special edition based on the 992-generation 911 called the Carrera GTS Cabriolet America.

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur developed the America’s unique look, deciding on Azure Blue paint for the exterior, a shade inspired by the 1953 car. Azure Blue isn’t available through the Paint to Sample program, and the America’s Satin Black windshield frame also won’t be offered to other Porsche customers. There are cool “America” stripes in White and Guards Red along the body, and the rear badge is finished in white and red as well. The America also has Porsche’s first three-tone wheels, with the RS Spyder wheel design having white inner spokes, silver outer finishes and a Guards Red stripe around the rim.

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition black and red interior

The contrast stitching is sweet.


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That color scheme is brought through to the interior. Sadly the America just has black leather, but the door panels, dashboard and armrests have double stitching in Guards Red and Pebble Grey. The armrest also has the America script embossed in the leather, and the illuminated sill plates show the years of the 356 America and the new car, as well as the 1992 964 America Roadster. A $7,510 extended interior package adds more stitching to the floor mats, steering wheel, shift boot and seats, with the headrests gaining a Guards Red 911 logo. The shifter also gets a Guards Red gear pattern and the steering wheel has a Guards Red mark at 12 o’clock. Porsche also painted the key in Azure Blue, and it comes in a leather pouch with matching stitching and America embossment.

Mechanically the new America is identical to the standard Carrera GTS cabrio, and it’s available with the same extra-cost performance options like rear-axle steering and carbon-ceramic brakes. Porsche’s seven-speed manual is the only transmission option, and the America is only offered with rear-wheel drive. Only 115 of the America will be built, with 100 coming to the US and the other 15 going to Canada. It starts at $186,370 including destination, which is $35,520 more than a regular GTS droptop.

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As PCWorld’s senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.

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New Pixel Watch leak reveals watch faces, strap styles and more

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The Google Pixel Watch is incoming
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We’re expecting the Google Pixel Watch to make its full debut on Thursday, October 6 – alongside the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro – but in the meantime a major leak has revealed much more about the upcoming smartwatch.

Seasoned tipster @OnLeaks (opens in new tab) has posted the haul, which shows off some of the color options and band styles that we can look forward to next week. We also get a few shots of the watch interface and a picture of it being synced with a smartphone.

Watch faces are included in the leak too, covering a variety of different approaches to displaying the time – both in analog and digital formats. Another image shows the watch being used to take an ECG reading to assess heartbeat rate.

Just got my hands on a bunch of #Google #PixelWatch promo material showing all color options and Watch Bands for the first time. Some details revealed as well…@Slashleaks 👉🏻 https://t.co/HzbWeGGSKP pic.twitter.com/N0uiKaKXo0October 1, 2022

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If the leak is accurate, then we’ve got four silicone straps on the way: black, gray, white, and what seems to be a very pale green. Leather straps look to cover black, orange, green and white, while there’s also a fabric option in red, black and green.

We already know that the Pixel Watch is going to work in tandem with the Fitbit app for logging all your vital statistics, and included in the leaked pictures is an image of the Pixel Watch alongside the Fitbit app running on an Android phone.

There’s plenty of material to look through here if you can’t wait until the big day – and we will of course be bringing you all the news and announcements as the Google event unfolds. It gets underway at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST / 12am AEDT (October 7).


Analysis: a big moment for Google

It’s been a fair while since Google launched itself into a new hardware category, and you could argue that there’s more riding on the Pixel Watch than there is on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro – as Google has been making phones for years at this point.

While Wear OS has been around for a considerable amount of time, Google has been leaving it to third-party manufacturers and partners to make the actual hardware. Samsung recently made the switch back to Wear OS for the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, for example.

Deciding to go through with its own smartwatch is therefore a big step, and it’s clear that Google is envious of the success of the Apple Watch. It’s the obvious choice for a wearable for anyone who owns an iPhone, and Google will be hoping that Pixel phones and Pixel Watches will have a similar sort of relationship.

What’s intriguing is how Fitbit fits in – the company is now run by Google, but so far we haven’t seen many signs of the Fitbit and the Pixel lines merging, even if the Pixel Watch is going to come with support for the Fitbit app.

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