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It was 70 years ago when Porsche first burst on the scene with the 356 “No. 1” Roadster, turning Ferry Porsche’s dream of building high performance sports cars into a reality that has blossomed into something no one could ever have imagined. “His vision at that time embodied all of the values that still define the brand to the day,” said Porsche Board Chairman Oliver Blume. “Tradition is a commitment. Without our tradition and without our core values, we would not be where we are today. We have what it takes to ensure the Porsche brand continues to fascinate – even in another 70 years.” You can see the dedication and commitment the Porsche team has to creating innovative sports cars and Sport Activity Vehicles when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

Festivities Scheduled Around the World

Porsche has scheduled a number of activities around the world to celebrate its 70th birthday. Arizonans might be most interested in an exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. “The Porsche Effect” opened earlier this month detailing how Porsche rose from the ashes of World War II to become a major player on the European racing scene as well as creating the ultimate sports car for amateur driving enthusiasts. A large number of automobiles, artifacts and archival footage will tell the Porsche story in gripping detail. June 9 is Sports Car Together day, celebrated at the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. There is also a Rennsport Reunion in California this September, featuring vintage cars in action on the race track as well as other fan events.

911 Remains the Icon of the Lineup

The Porsche 911 was introduced in 1963 as the successor to the 356 and remains the one vehicle almost anyone can point at and say “that’s a Porsche.” More than one million 911 cars have been delivered since its inception, with the early ones being a key figure in many collections “Although the 911 has been consistently developed in the intervening decades and enhanced many times over with new, innovative technologies, no other vehicle has managed to retain its original essence in the same way as the 911,” Blume explained. “All Porsche models to be developed now and in the future are based on this sports car. As the centerpiece of the brand, the 911 has become the sports car of dreams, winning the collective heart of enthusiasts all over the world.”

Mission E is Future of Porsche

Mission E is the name of the Porsche effort to combine the efficiency of electric vehicles without losing any of the dynamic driving performance that is key to the Porsche brand. A concept vehicle that has the look and feel of a Porsche also has the performance, generating 600 horsepower and a range of more than 300 miles. With a possible charging time of 15 minutes for 80 percent recovery, this unnamed concept is on a clear path to blowing the doors off any reluctance drivers have to electric vehicles. That’s in the future, but there is plenty of innovation available for inspection when you take a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo may not be the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think of the optimum mode of transportation through ice and snow, but with all-wheel drive, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control roll stabilization system, plenty of room for luggage and the comfort and luxury items that you’d expect from a Porsche, it might just be the ultimate vehicle for your next winter road trip. The company just took a group of German journalists on an icy tour through snow-covered Austria to prove how capable the Panamera Sport Turismo is in winter weather. All you have to do is take a trip to Porsche of Tucson and head up Mount Lemmon on a snowy day.

No Sled Dogs Required

As part of the Porsche trip through Germany, the journalists were able to drive a team of sled dogs, presumably to show how much more comfortable it is driving a Sport Turismo than it is standing behind a pack of huskies. You already know that, but did you known that the Panamera Sport Turismo rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds? That’s probably not advisable under snowy conditions, but with 330 horsepower at your command, you can get yourself out of a lot of unfavorable conditions. What will come in handy up north are the heated seats, which will keep you toasty warm no matter the outside temperature. The new 8-speed PDK transmission distributes the power seamlessly as you move swiftly through the gears. The intelligent system knows where and when the power needs to go to keep you moving safely along.

Four Doors are Just the Right Amount

The conventional wisdom among driving enthusiasts has been that four doors are two too many. Not so in the Porsche Panamera, the sedan that looks so athletic the rear doors seem to disappear in the muscular contours of the body. The harmonious contour is a sumptuous buffet for drivers who are starved for both performance and comfort. The interior space will be a welcome benefit for riders who get to sit in the rear and admire your driving skills. Compare the Panamera to the iconic 911 and it’s definitely bigger, but any keen eye will be able to identify the Porsche heritage in this marvelous driving machine.

Restyled Interior Remains Typically Porsche

Porsche designers did some edits on the Panamera interior for 2018, but the improvements take nothing away from the Porsche heritage. The flat dashboard offers supreme viewing and plenty of room to display the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. Touch-sensitive buttons on the center console deliver the kind of advanced technology you’d expect from a leading premium car company. Plush leather seats offer plenty of support for those times when you want to put the Pamanera through its paces on the track or a lonely mountain road. See why the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is the perfect vehicle for all conditions when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

2017 a Year to Remember for Porsche

From the launch of new vehicles to anniversaries and a number of sporting events, Porsche had a banner year in 2017. The year started with Porsche enlarging the 911 model lineup with the addition of the GTS models. Things continued on an upward swing with month after month of record vehicle deliveries and a celebration of the millionth model produced on the Zuffenhausen assembly line. The year concluded in December when the Porsche Museum finished the restoration of the oldest model 911 in existence, a vehicle known as the 901 when it was built back in October 1964. You can best celebrate the history of this iconic carmaker by visiting Porsche of Tucson and taking a test drive.

New and Redesigned Models Put Fresh Look on Porsche

With a new turbocharged flat six engine, increased torque and standard Porsche Active Suspension Management on all models, the 911 GTS lineup started the new year with a bang. The new 911 models were based on the wider chassis with all-wheel drive, which presented a more aggressive stance on the road. Spoilers on the front and rear increase the downward pressure on the vehicle, providing phenomenal handling in corners. The company unveiled two other new models in June, the 911 GT2 RS and the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, taking turbo technology to new heights. Porsche came out with the third generation of the popular Cayenne SUV in August, while October saw the revival of the purist concept that drove the 1968 911T when it unveiled the 911 Carrera T.

One Millionth Model Produced

In May the company produced the one-millionth model to come off the Zuffenhausen production line, an Irish Green Carrera S with many of the same features as the first 911 model that rolled off the line in 1963. The 911 has always been manufactured at the Zuffenhausen plant. As a testimony to the quality of the production team, engineering and materials, more than 70 percent of those cars are still on the road today. “We have continued to enhance the technology of the 911, refining and perfecting the sports car, “ according to board chairman Oliver Blume. “That’s why it remains a state-of-the-art and technically innovative vehicle.”

Future Bright for Porsche

Porsche delivered about 246,000 vehicles in 2017, exceeding the record 2016 total by four percent. The new Panamera had an 83 percent increase from the previous years, and hybrid models have been very well-received. The 718 models also had a nice increase as the company prepares for another record setting mark this year. See why Porsche remains the iconic sports vehicle of everyone’s dreams when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

With a sales increase of nearly 40 percent over the previous year, the Porsche 911 fueled an overall company sales increase from November 2016 to the same period in 2017. “With 5,555 deliveries, we set a new all-time monthly record. In particular, our two-door sports cars – the Porsche 911 and the 718 model line – showed impressive double digit growth versus last year,” according to Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. The Porsche 911 accounted for 976 sales in the U.S., while the 718 Boxster and Cayman delivered 522 vehicles. The Panamera sports sedan recorded a 44 percent increase in sales while the midsize Macan continues to outpace all other models with 1,981 vehicles sold. See why the new Porsches are so popular by visiting Porsche of Tucson for a test drive.

There’s a Porsche 911 for Every Taste

If you’re looking for what is arguably the most sought-after sports car of the last few decades, don’t overlook the Porsche 911 lineup. Offering more than 20 different models ranging in price from around $90,000 to almost $300,000, the 911 lineup can be a bit confusing to the casual bystander. The 911 lineup starts with the “base” Carrerra with a 3.4L turbocharged engine which is plenty quick enough for most people. Put an “S” on the end of any 911 model and it means it is quicker than the model without the S. For instance, the Carrera S puts out about 50 more horsepower than the base Carrerra. If you add a “4” to the name, that means it has four-wheel drive. A Cabriolet has a soft top that goes up and down and is available in a number of different 911 models. The Porsche 911 Targa is a hybrid between a convertible and hard top, with a hardtop that either removes of folds away. The GTS, GT3 and GT2 RS are super-powered beasts that you really need to drive to understand. The GT2 RS is the pinnacle of the Porsche 911 lineup, starting at a thrifty $293,200.

A Car That Demands to be Driven

While the Pony car wars are interesting and Detroit has certainly created its fair share of impressive track cars, purists will argue that for overall driving dynamics and thrill-of-a-lifetime ride, you can’t beat the Porsche 911. The 911 has been ruling the track for more than 50 years and is the car of choice for many driving enthusiasts. To see why the 911 continues to dominate sales despite its price tag, take some time and visit Porsche of Tucson for a test drive. Smiles are free, the 911 is not.

By integrating a 550-horsepower V8 gas engine with a 136-horsepower electric motor, the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo takes electrified transportation to a shocking new level. The engines combine to rocket the Panamera from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds, or less than half the time it takes the average hybrid to travel the same distance. While EPA estimates are not yet available, you can expect the fuel mileage of this Porsche to equal the thrills provided from sitting behind the wheel. Check in with the pros at Porsche of Tucson to see about taking a test drive in the latest Panamera Hybrid.

Hybrid Loaded with Standard Features

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes with standard features that aren’t even available on other hybrids. From the dynamic, aerodynamic design to Porsche-exclusive amenities such as the 8-speed PDK transmission and Porsche Traction Management system, this hybrid has the performance and handling to rival much smaller sports cars. A panoramic roof system lets the sun and stars in when the weather is nice, then keeps out the elements when Mother Nature isn’t so nice. Large Panamera S wheels add to the sporty look and handling, while a huge 45 cubic feet luggage compartment has plenty of space for bags or the occasional trip to the big box store.

Plenty of Comfort for Long Trips

As capable as the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is on the track, it’s just as comfortable and luxurious for those long drives to the coast. While concentrating on providing everything a driver needs within easy reach, this Porsche doesn’t forget the comfort of the passengers. Available leather and two-tone interior upholstery provide a sumptuous place to enjoy a long ride, listening to concert-quality sound. An optional ambient lighting package creates a serene atmosphere once the sun goes down, adding to the sophistication of this hybrid.

Driver Assistance Systems Improve Safety

This Porsche hybrid comes loaded with a suite of driver assistance features designed to help ensure you get home safely at the end of a day’s drive. From adaptive cruise control which keeps you a safe distance behind the car in front of you to lane change assist and park assist, this Porsche uses a combination of sensors and cameras to help avoid collisions. Porsche’s unique InnoDrive system uses navigation data and information supplied by onboard sensors to predict the road ahead and let you experience a premium driving experience. Contact Porsche of Tucson today so you can be first in line when the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo arrives on the showroom floor.

Third Generation Cayenne Wows Reviewers

When Porsche offered a number of journalists the chance to drive the third generation Porsche Cayenne on the Greek island of Crete, the results were overwhelmingly positive. Journalists took advantage of the winding and mountainous roads to put the new Cayenne through its paces, utilizing all the power and performance only Porsche can offer in an SUV. “It was the original Cayenne Turbo of 2003 that dumbfounded all who drove it,” wrote one British media outlet. “German engineering thoroughness to the task of making a two-ton SUV go, stop and handle in a manner that would put the frighteners on a contemporary hot hatch.”

Another outlet says that the Cayenne is the sports car for people who have families. “Porsche describes the new Cayenne as its ‘sports car for five,’ and corny as it sounds, it’s alarmingly accurate. While the Cayenne has always offered enormous performance, the new car possesses a more attractive and modern interior, significantly improved refinement and even more agility on the road.” The good news for buyers is that you don’t have to be a journalist or go to Crete to drive the new Cayenne. A wide selection of the ‘sports car for five’ is ready and waiting for your inspection at Porsche of Tucson.

Redesigned Cayenne Sportier Than Ever

If you’re going to be part of the Porsche lineup, you need to be attractive, powerful and handle well under all situations. The new Porsche Cayenne checks all boxes, with three different models delivering up to 550 horsepower with exceptional driving dynamics and driver assistance features that will help keep you out of trouble. All the engine choices are integrated with a new 8-speed transmission that seamlessly shifts through the gears, providing the most pickup and efficiency from each power range. There are a number of new technologies available on the 2018 Cayenne, including 4D chassis control, three-chamber air suspension and rear axle steering to help the Cayenne not only power through corners as if it were riding on rails, but also provide a smooth ride you’d expect from a premium SUV.

Sport Chrono Package Brings it Closer to Sports Car Status

Porsche has made the Sport Chrono Package available for the first time in the 2018 Cayenne. This allows you to select Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual modes, depending on the driving condition and your mood for the day. All the modes make the Cayenne respond differently, with the Sport Plus mode activating a performance start function that will give you your best jump from a standing start. See all the new technology and take a drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson. You’ll see why all those journalists fell in love with the new Cayenne on a day not long ago in Crete.

If the worry of losing your classic Porsche to theft is taking the joy out of owning one of the world’s finest sports cars, the automaker has some news that will lower your stress. Porsche is in the final stages of creating a anti-theft protection system for all classic cars ranging from the 356 to the Carrera GT. It will be available for purchase in the spring of next year and you can get more information from Porsche of Tucson.

GPS Monitoring Keeps Tabs on Your Car

The innovative and comprehensive anti-theft system uses Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors that are hidden throughout the vehicle to keep tabs on the location of your vehicle. Although the initial system will just cover Europe, availability will undoubtedly expand worldwide in the future. “In the future, the new Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System will allow us to offer our customers anti-theft functionality that will trigger an alarm if someone tries to steal the vehicle,” according to Porsche Classic VP Alexander Fabig. “In an ideal scenario, this intervention will stop the vehicle from disappearing right from the outset.”

Sends Alarm to Security Monitoring

Once a battery becomes disconnected or a vehicle that has the Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System is stolen, the system will send an alarm to both the security center and the customer. Once the owner confirms that someone with bad intentions is involved, the authorities are notified and the security center uses the GPS to locate the vehicle and track the route. Another option of this innovative system is to use a wireless command as a “kill switch” to keep the engine from starting. Communication with the customer is maintained until the vehicle is secured and ready to be returned.

Porsche Classic App has Many Functions

The Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking system is controlled through the Porsche Classic smartphone app that has many additional functions. You can use your phone to pinpoint the location of the vehicle in a crowded parking lot, or even set boundaries as to where a guest driver may take your car. Once the guest crosses those boundaries, an alarm is raised and they’ll have some explaining to do. The system also has a “workshop” and “transport mode” to make sure no alarms are sent when the vehicle is being serviced or transported on a trailer. There are also many aftermarket security systems to help ensure your Porsche classic vehicle remains in your possession. Stop by Porsche of Tucson for advice on which one would work best for your particular car.

They say whatever’s old is new again, and that’s the philosophy Porsche is undertaking with the new 911 Carerra T. Based on what many believe is one of the purest Porsche models, the 1968 911 T, the new Carerra T (T stands for Touring) features some performance enhancements that you don’t get on the standard Carerra. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system combines with a lower ride height and shortened gear throw to provide a dynamic driving experience. The new Porsche 911 Carrera T will be arriving at the Porsche of Tucson showroom in March of 2018 with a base price of $102,100.

More Power, Less Weight Equals Better Performance

With a new twin turbo flat-six-cylinder engine that delivers 300 horsepower and exciting 332 pound-feet of torque, the new 911 Carrera T will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds with a manual transmission. The optional automatic PDK transmission delivers an even faster time using launch control, hitting the 60 mph mark in just 4.0 seconds. The manual Carrera T has a top track speed of 182 mph, while the automatic tops out at 180 mph. The rear side windows and windshield are made out of lightweight glass and the inside door handles are just loops as Porsche engineers left no stone unturned in trying to lighten the load. The new Porsche 911 Carerra T tops out at just 3,142 pounds, making it the lightest entry in the 911 Carrera lineup.

Exterior Built for Beauty and Aerodynamics

Take one look at the new Carrera 911 T and you’ll see that it is unmistakably a Porsche. From the front spoiler lip that’s aerodynamically engineered to provide the best performance and efficiency to the black exhaust tips that are part of the standard sport exhaust system, the flowing design of this 911 is built to cut through the wind. Titanium grey 20-inch wheels complement the agate grey mirrors and louvers of the rear deck lid. Even the signature “911 Carrera T” is agate grey, making it stand out against the available paint colors of Miami blue, white, racing yellow, guards red, black and lava Orange. If you want to go metallic, Porsche offers the options of Carrera white, jet black and GT silver.

Interior Built with the Purist in Mind

When you take your test drive at Porsche of Tucson next March, take a moment to soak in the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into the interior of the Porsche 911 Carrera T. Choose the optional full bucket seats and it will just be you and one special passenger in all your rides, as the rear seats are deleted. Black adjustable seats are set off with yellow contrasting stitching, with the distinctive “911” embroidered in the headrests. Of course, the new 911 Carrera T is outfitted with the latest technology to keep you in touch with the outside world while you’re attacking the corners on some lonely country road.

Driving Just Got Real with Macan GTS

Compact crossover vehicles are available in abundance from many different automakers, but to get one that goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds with a top track speed of 159 mph, it’s no surprise that you need to go to Porsche. When you visit Porsche of Tucson and test drive the Macan GTS, you’ll slip behind the wheel of a phenomenal sports car disguised as the perfect vehicle for hauling kids, dogs and groceries. You’ll undoubtedly be the most popular driver on the Saturday soccer circuit when you pull up in the muscularly designed Porsche Macan GTS, a vehicle that is a cut above most other crossovers.

GTS Buyers Get Gusto

Step on the accelerator of the Macan GTS and you immediately feel the gusto generated by the 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 as it buries you in your seat with 369 pound-feet of torque. As your Macan builds to 360 horsepower, you’ll feel the road under the control of your fingertips through the Porsche Dynamic Suspension System. While steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are ready to use if you want to test your driving skills, the Porsche PDK automatic transmission is so smooth and powerful you may choose to just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Electronically controlled dampers adjust the ride and handling to the road conditions, while the near-perfect weight distribution makes it a joy to turn up the heat just a notch by accelerating through corners.

Macan Design a Genuine Porsche

While many other compact crossovers look pretty much the same, one look at the Macan GTS and you’ll know it’s a Porsche. The company uses the knowledge its developed from years on the racing circuit to incorporate both design and mechanics into each vehicle, making the Porsche Macan GTS a sporty, comfortable race car that just happens to have room to haul people and cargo. From the imposing headlamps to the sport exhaust system that captures the senses of both sight and sound, the flowing lines of the Macan GTS just dare someone to challenge you to a winner-take-all competition. Large air intakes not only keep the motor cool, but serve as a warning to all comers that this is a serious vehicle that delivers nothing but thrills.

Interior Built for Comfort

The interior of the new Porsche Macan GTS is built both for comfort and functionality. You’ll sit a little higher than in other crossovers, improving your view and connection to the road. All controls are within easy reach and the gauges are lined up so you never have to take your eyes of the road. The Macan GTS is a real sports car built for real drivers. Test one out today when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

By combining a 4.0L twin-turbo engine with a 136-horsepower electric motor, Porsche has created a plug-in hybrid monster in the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. The newest member of the Porsche lineup generates 680 horsepower and a back-cracking 626 pound feet of torque to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 192 mph. With a base sticker price of $188,400, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo isn’t going to be for everyone, but the lucky drivers that can afford it will get the driving thrill of a lifetime. Expect it to show up on the showroom floor at Porsche of Tucson in the spring of 2018.

Compelling Demonstration of the Power of the Hybrid

Although fuel mileage figures haven’t been released, you can expect this to be one of the most efficient vehicles in the Porsche lineup. This version of the Porsche Panamera shows just how effective harnessing the power of hybrid technology can be, utilizing the boost strategy of the 918 Spyder.  By using a decoupler that is actuated electromechanically, the Turbo S E-Hybrid offers exceptional response when you step on the accelerator. Along with the previous mentioned figures, this model will complete the quarter mile run in just 11.6 seconds, far faster than most muscle cars. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery takes just 12 hours to reach a full charge using a standard household plug, but you can decrease that time to less than 3 hours using a 240 V connection.

Roomier than Your Standard Hybrid

One of the benefits of the unique design of the Porsche Panamera hybrid is the easy exit and entrance in the rear seating area, along with tons of head and leg room. The S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a raised roofline to create a spacious interior and provide plenty of room for seating three adults in the rear. You can also opt for two electrically adjustable seats in the back for the ultimate in comfort. Fold down the 40/20/40 rear seat and you get 45.7 cubic feet of luggage room for those long vacations.

Plenty of Standard Equipment Included

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes with a plethora of standard equipment, including ceramic composite brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and a Sport Chrono Package. Twenty-one inch specially designed wheels, auxiliary air conditioning and an air suspension package for ultimate ride comfort and handling are also included. Mark your calendars for next spring when you can take this innovative plug-in hybrid for a ride at Porsche of Tucson.