Porsche is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the iconic 356 America Roadster with a new 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition. The limited-edition convertible sports car – only 115 will be built in total – will arrive in showrooms later this year for the 2023 model year. The America Edition will only be sold in North America. With such a low production volume, the vehicle will be one of the rarest Type-992 models that Porsche has ever released. (Bets are that it’s already sold out by the time you read this.)
“Passion for driving a Porsche runs deep in the United States. In particular, there is something special about hitting the road in an open-top 911 with a manual transmission that fits perfectly here,” said Porsche Cars North America President and CEO Kjell Gruner. “This is also the perfect time to add another ‘America’ model to our story as we look back on 70 years since the 356 America Roadster and 30 years since the 964 America Roadster.”
The 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America Edition is based on the 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, but it has been configured with select options and unique cosmetic enhancements to differentiate it from its standard siblings – the 1953 356 America Roadster inspired the build specifications.
The America Edition boasts red, white, and blue coloring with the aesthetic changes applied by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Azure Blue was chosen as the primary exterior color, with the convertible top in black. The windshield surround is in Satin Black (this is the first Type-992 to have this unique treatment). On that note, the white wheels with a Guards Red pinstripe are also an unusual offering from the automaker (the last factory Porsche with white wheels was the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0). Accenting the exterior are decals in white with Guards Red Accents that read “America” (the model designation on the rear decklid is two-tone in white and Guards Red).
The primary interior color is black – the solid hue was chosen as it best highlights the unique Guards Red and Pebble Gray two-tone stitching accents (Porsche notes that gray was selected because the contrast of pure white was too glaring). Standard equipment includes the two-tone stitching on the seats, center console (where “America” is embossed on the armrest), and unique illuminated door sills plates (with commemorative wording). An optional extended interior package adds contrasting stitching on the steering wheel, shift boot, and a Guards Red pattern on the shift lever. Porsche has even painted the key in Azure Blue to match the vehicle’s color.
Rear-mounted in the chassis is Porsche’s now-familiar twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-6 engine tuned to develop 473 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Porsche is only offering its 7-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive on this unique model to emphasize the driving enthusiast market of the Americas. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) Sport is standard fitment, as is Sport Exhaust and the Sport Chrono Package. Options include Rear-axle steering and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).
Of the 115 units, Porsche will send 100 to the United States and 15 to the Canadian market. The 2023 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet America will carry a starting MSRP of $184,920 (excluding $1,450 for delivery, processing, and handling). The MSRP for the model with the extended interior package is $192,430 (excluding $1,450 for delivery, processing, and handling).
Java News Roundup: Classfile API Draft, Spring Boot, GlassFish, Project Reactor, Micronaut – InfoQ.com
This week’s Java roundup for June 20th, 2022 features news from OpenJDK, JDK 19, JDK 20, Spring point releases, GlassFish 7.0.0-M6, GraalVM Native Build Tools 0.9.12, Micronaut 3.5.2, Quarkus 2.10.0, Project Reactor 2022.0.0-M3, Apache Camel Quarkus 2.10.0, and Apache Tika versions 2.4.1 and 1.28.4.
Brian Goetz, Java language architect at Oracle, recently updated JEP Draft 828039, Classfile API, to provide background information on how this draft will evolve and ultimately replace the Java bytecode manipulation and analysis framework, ASM, that Goetz characterizes as “an old codebase with plenty of legacy baggage.” This JEP proposes to provide an API for parsing, generating, and transforming Java class files. This JEP will initially serve as an internal replacement for ASM in the JDK with plans to have it opened as a public API.
Spring Boot 2.7.1 has been released featuring 66 bug fixes, improvements in documentation and dependency upgrades such as: Spring Framework 5.3.21, Spring Data 2021.2.1, Spring Security 5.7.2, Reactive Streams 1.0.4, Groovy 3.0.11, Hazelcast 5.1.2 and Kotlin Coroutines 1.6.3. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
Spring Boot 2.6.9 has been released featuring 44 bug fixes, improvements in documentation and dependency upgrades similar to Spring Boot 2.7.1. Further details on this release may be found in the release notes.
VMware has published CVE-2022-22980, Spring Data MongoDB SpEL Expression Injection Vulnerability, a vulnerability in which a “Spring Data MongoDB application is vulnerable to SpEL Injection when using
@Aggregation-annotated query methods with SpEL expressions that contain query parameter placeholders for value binding if the input is not sanitized.” Spring Data MongoDB versions 3.4.1 and 3.3.5 have resolved this vulnerability.
Spring Data versions 2021.2.1 and 2021.1.5 have been released featuring upgrades to all of the Spring Data sub projects such as: Spring Data MongoDB, Spring Data Cassandra, Spring Data JDBC and Spring Data Commons. These releases will also be consumed by Spring Boot 2.7.1 and 2.6.9, respectively, and address the aforementioned CVE-2022-22980.
Spring Authorization Server 0.3.1 has been released featuring some enhancements and bug fixes. However, the team decided to downgrade from JDK 11 to JDK 8 to maintain compatibility and consistency with Spring Framework, Spring Security 5.x and Spring Boot 2.x. As a result, the HyperSQL (HSQLDB) dependency was also downgraded to version 2.5.2 because HSQLDB 2.6.0 and above require JDK 11. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
Spring Security versions 5.7.2 and 5.6.6 have been released featuring bug fixes and dependency upgrades. Both versions share a new feature in which testing examples have been updated to use JUnit Jupiter, an integral part of JUnit 5. Further details on these releases may be found in the release notes for version 5.7.2 and version 5.6.6.
On the road to GlassFish 7.0.0, the sixth milestone release was made available by the Eclipse Foundation that delivers a number of changes related to passing the Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) for the Jakarta Contexts and Dependency Injection 4.0 and Jakarta Concurrency 3.0 specifications. However, this milestone release has not yet passed the full Jakarta EE 10 TCK. GlassFish 7.0.0-M6, considered a beta release, compiles and runs on JDK 11 through JDK 18. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
GraalVM Native Build Tools
On the road to version 1.0, Oracle Labs has released version 0.9.12 of Native Build Tools, a GraalVM project consisting of plugins for interoperability with GraalVM Native Image. This latest release provides: support documentation for Mockito and Byte Buddy; prevent builds from failing if no test list has been provided; support different agent modes in the
native-image Gradle plugin, a breaking change; and support for JVM Reachability Metadata in Maven. Further details on this release may be found in the release notes.
The Micronaut Foundation has released Micronaut 3.5.2 featuring bug fixes and point releases of the Micronaut Oracle Cloud 2.1.4, Micronaut Email 1.2.3, and Micronaut Spring 4.1.1 projects. Documentation for the
ApplicationContextConfigurer interface was also updated to include a recommendation on how to define a default Micronaut environment. More details on this release may be found in the release notes.
Red Hat has released Quarkus 2.10.0.Final featuring: preliminary work on virtual threads (JEP 425) from Project Loom; support non-blocking workloads in GraphQL extensions; a dependency upgrade to SmallRye Reactive Messaging 3.16.0; support for Kubernetes service binding for Reactive SQL Clients extensions; and a new contract
CacheKeyGenerator to allow for customizing generated cache keys from method parameters.
On the road to Project Reactor 2022.0.0, the third milestone release was made available featuring dependency upgrades to
reactor-addons 3.5.0-M3 and
Apache Camel Quarkus
Maintaining alignment with Quarkus, The Apache Software Foundation has released Camel Quarkus 2.10.0 containing Camel 3.17.0 and Quarkus 2.10.0.Final. New features include: new extensions, Azure Key Vault and DataSonnet; and removal of deprecated extensions in Camel 3.17.0. Further details on this release may be found in the list of issues.
The Apache Tika team has released version 2.4.1 of their metadata extraction toolkit. Formerly a subproject of Apache Lucene, this latest version ships with improved customization and configuration such as: add a
stop() method to the
TikaServerCli class so that it can be executed with Apache Commons Daemon; allow pass-through of
Content-Length header to metadata in the
TikaResource class; and support for users to expand system properties from the forking process into forked
Apache Tika 1.28.4 was also released featuring security fixes and dependency upgrades. More details in this release may be found in the changelog. The 1.x release train will reach end-of-life on September 30, 2022.
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