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Porsche Apps

Porsche Apps for iPhone and iPad

Today, the digital world and the real world are inseparable and the many Porsche apps available today allow you interact with everything Porsche like never before. Designed by Porsche North America for Porsche owners and enthusiasts alike, these apps are usable on both smartphones and tablets. Whether your digital connection is an iPhone or iPad, these apps will help you learn about Porsche models and enjoy virtual experiences of all types. Whether you’ve purchased your vehicle from Porsche of Tucson or you’re still trying to decide which model is most perfect for you, one or more of these apps will meet your needs.

Porsche Digital Owners Manuals

Porsche’s iManuals offer searchable videos and written instructions to answer all your questions about your vehicle. A full contingent of how-to information for Porsche model owners. Included are instructions for setting date and time, key function basics, hybrid energy management, Tiptronic transmission use and audio interface.

The Good to Know app provides even more information for getting the most out of your Porsche. A searchable A-Z index offers interactive, user-friendly images and videos, quick reference guide, and a GPS-based dealer search so you can find the right resources, no matter where you are in the world.

Porsche Vehicle Delivery App

Using a VIN provided by your Porsche sales consultant, you can track, customize and streamline delivery of your very own vehicle. While you wait for your IRL Macan or Cayenne experience, you can enjoy virtual tours with exterior photos and interior panoramic views, interactive exercises, videos and owner’s manuals. You can bookmark topics for later review and track progress with an interactive deliver checklist. If you’re still exploring the possibility of purchasing a Porsche, you can use this app to learn more without having a VIN.

Porsche GTS Routes

Find and experience the ultimate in driving pleasure. Using the Gran Turismo Sport experience, this app leads you to the world’s most exciting roads. Full of twists and turns on which you can enjoy the unique Porsche handling, cornering and dynamic response, Porsche calls these “GTS moments.” With this app, you can track and record your own GTS moments, share them with your friends, post to social media and enjoy them again and again yourself.

Porsche Timeline Cover Creator for Facebook

Customize designs for your own Facebook timeline cover image. You can start with a standard background or create your own from personal photos. Next, choose your Porsche model, desired text, font and style. You can customize your image using the simple design interface, then save the finished image to your FB photo album.

Porsche Pad Cinema

Designed for the iPad, Porsche Pad Cinema offers direct user access to hundreds of videos. Filter and sort from the YouTube database to identify and save your favorites. You can rate videos and share them on your social media profiles from within the app.

Once you’ve explored Porsche in the digital realm, you’ll want to experience it for yourself, live and in person. Visit Porsche of Tucson and try your hand at driving the new and exciting Porsche Boxter models, the Cayman or Cayenne, or the ultimate in pure sport, the Porsche 911 and 918 Spyder. There’s an app for all of them!

Porsche Apps

Porsche Apps

Porsche 919 Hybrid

Porsche 919 Hybrid

Porsche Motorsport has begun testing on a new sports prototype hybrid, the Porsche 919 Hybrid, to be used in the Le Mans Prototype series. The 2015 919 Hybrid grew from last year’s model. The 2014 version landed on the podium in five of its eight starts in last year’s World Endurance Championship (WEC) series, winning in Sao Paulo and placing third in overall points. In Arizona, Porsche of Tucson is home to all the brand’s captivating models.

The 919 Hybrid follows in the footsteps of the Porsche 918 production sports car. Powered by a highly compact 2.0 litre turbocharged V4 engine, it is powered by direct-injection gasoline. The vehicle’s lithium-ion hybrid battery for energy accumulation and a front axle engine generator unit (EGU) provide significant additional power sources. As always, safety is always the top priority for Porsche’s engineers and the 919 Hybrid lives up to that proud tradition. The driver cockpit (monocoque) is strengthened with side panel technology similar to bullet-proof vests, protecting the driver even in the event of a side-impact collision. Improved lines of vision and lower wheel housings provide greater driver visibility and control.

The entire Porsche 919 Hybrid Prototype is made primarily of carbon, with a high-strength aluminum engine. The additional use of magnesium and titanium alloys helps to create one of the lightest, safest and most durable motorsports vehicles ever produced. Its two energy recovery systems, including an exhaust-energy recovery module, contribute to the 919 Hybrid’s pioneering technology and unparalleled performance.

The Le Mans Prototype (LMP) series cars are designed to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans event and other races in the FIA Le Mans series. Vehicles in this series, although not as fast as Formula One open-wheel models, are the fastest closed-wheel cars competing in circuit race events. The first LMP vehicle was also a Porsche, with the 1992 Porsche 926s. Recently, hybrid LMP have begun to appear from various automakers and, once again, Porsche is leading the pack. The 919 Hybrid is classified in the LMP 1-Hybrid category, indicating a factory supported hybrid powered car.

This year’s FIA WEC series launches April 12th with the Six Hours of Silverstone event in Northamptonshire, England. The WEC sanctioning body limits testing of new models to just ten days on the track total, over the course of the season. The WEC series is considered one of the most arduous in the world. FIA sets forth strict efficiency, safety and sustainability requirements, staunchly supporting design that paves the way for the future of both motorsport and production cars.

While the world waits for the April WEC premier and the debut of the 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP, Porsche of Tucson offers all of the top-of-the-line Porsche models. Stop by and take the Porsche 911 for a spin. Even if you won’t be driving in the Le Mans series this year, you’ll get to enjoy the motorsport-inspired thrill that only Porsche can deliver.

Porsche 919 Hybrid OH

Porsche 919 Hybrid OH

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You may be familiar with the Porsche 911 Targa, available at Porsche of Tucson, but this is a side of it that you’ve never seen before. Porsche has added a magnificent redesigned glass pop top. Already, the Porsche 911 Targa has been called “a work of mechanical wizardry” and “a symphony of gently humming electric motors.” The Targa was inspired by the Carrera 4 convertible’s aluminum body which is why the 2015 911 Targa is only available in brushed aluminum. Without a doubt, what attracts the most attention is the beautiful roof that represents engineering art.

Not only is the pop top roof visually appealing but it is durable and reliable and can handle dramatic speeds while out on the road. Because of the roof, the Targa is 90 kilograms heavier than the coupe yet feels weightless to the driver. The rear window is made from layered, lightweight, laminated glass that lifts on steel legs and is moved out of the way simply with the push of a button. With the same push of that magic button, the engine lid also moves down and stows behind the rear seats. To get everything into the correct place from the first button push takes as little as 19 seconds. However, the car must be stopped and put in “park” in order to do so.

The exterior of the 2015 Porsche 911 Targa reminds people of classic Targas, particularly the model that was built in ’67. The vehicle can fit up to two people comfortably for the ride of their life. There are fewer center-console buttons than usual in order to give the driver more comfort and simplicity.

The engine is definitely something else to talk about. The 3.4-liter flat six produces a maximum of 350 hp while the S model uses a 400-hp 3.8 liter. The car has a top track speed of 175 mph and can also go from 0-60 mph from 4.2-5.0 seconds. The speed is dependent on the engine size and the transmission.  With the “Sports Mode” the PDK’s shifts and throttle response quickens immediately.

For more information on how you could purchase a 2015 Porsche 911 Targa, come visit us at Porsche of Tucson today!

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The Porsche 918 Spyder is the perfect idealization of what a Porsche car is designed to be. It’s reliable, yet luxurious and sporty; it’s a fast exhilarating car, yet designed to be a safe car you can depend on; and now it has also been given electric motors so that you can experience a hybrid drive.

The 918 Spyder is the type of car that you can use every day with minimum consumption. The Porsche team designed this car from scratch around the idea of a hybrid drive. With that being said, it was designed to a degree no one has ever seen before. With the goal of improving efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other, the 918 Spyder will be the basis of Porsche sports cars of the future.

The 918 Spyder was intentionally created and expanded by series production specialists and Porsche engineers who specialize in building race cars. There was plenty of inspiration that went into building this car from the development of Porsche race cars from the 24 hours race in Le Mans 2014.

The E-Power mode is the default operating mode, as long as the battery is charged. In electric mode, this racing machine can go from 0-62 mph in 7.0 seconds. It can even reach speeds up to 93 mph. Electric mode can take you up to 18 miles: when the battery’s charge state drops below a minimum set value, it automatically changes to hybrid mode. The combustion engine is only used when absolutely needed. This mode is perfect for an economical lifestyle. There is also minimal noise that the car gives out when on electric mode that gives it a sophisticated and quiet feel.

There are other modes that the car has for more of a racing experience. Overall, there are five different modes the vehicle can operate in: E-Power, Hybrid, Sport Hybrid, Race Hybrid, and Hot Lap.

The car has a combination of a combustion engine and two electric motors. There is one electric motor located on the rear axle and another on the front axle. According to international journalists, the current lap time for the North Loop of the Nürburgring is 7:14 minutes; this car is expected to break records! The source of the power comes from the 4.6-liter, eight cylinder engine that produces 608 hp and derived directly from the power unit of the RS Spyder. Since it is a plug-in hybrid vehicle, it has the capability of a racing machine yet has low fuel consumption.

If you’re interested in the Porsche 918 Electric Spyder, come by Porsche of Tucson today!