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Archive for July, 2015


Are you a Porsche lover but find the 911 out of your price range? Don’t give up your dream of owning a Porsche just yet. The German auto maker has just released GTS versions of the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman, both making their global premier at the Auto Show in Beijing China last year.

GTS or in Porsche culture Gran Turismo Sport, made it first appearance on the 1963 904 Carrera GTS. Now seems like the perfect time to introduce the GTS badge to the mid-engine sports cars the Boxster and Cayman, both available at Porsche of Tucson.

The new GTS models will be equipped with the two most powerful engines ever produced for the Boxster or Cayman. Both sport car engines output great torque and high output of power and higher revs, which redline at 7,800 rpm.

Derived from the Cayman S and Boxster S 3.4-liter flat-six engines, the GTS versions are slightly turned to deliver 15 more horsepower, resulting from the optimized control of the combustion method by adjustable control over the intake camshaft to supply valve timing adjustment (VarioCam Plus). As a result, the Boxster GTS now has 330 horsepower output and the Cayman GTS outputs 340 horsepower.

Both the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS are lighter than the 911 and both will provide the expected thrilling ride of a Porsche 911.

Torque has been increased nominally and will kick in at the 4,500 rpm to 5,800 rpm range for the Boxster GTS and for the Cayman GTS at the 4,750 rpm to 5,800 rpm range – perfect for potent gear changes when accelerating.

This results in a weight-to-power ratio for the Cayman GTS of 8.70lb/hp and for the Boxster GTS 8.99lb/hp.

Standard on both mid-engine GTS models is the Sports Chrono package. When combined with the dual clutch transmission Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) as well as the active Sports Plus button, the Boxster GTS does the 0 to 60 sprint in 4.7 seconds and the Cayman GTS in just 4.6 seconds.

The 6-speed manual transmission equipped GTS Boxster reaches a maximum speed of 281 km/hr, the first Boxster model to get over the 173 mi/hr barrier. The Cayman GTS top speed is even quicker at 177 mi/hr. When equipped with PDK, the combined fuel consumption of both models is 2.8 gal/62 mi.


Third Consecutive Year for Top Award

The 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality survey shows that Porsche is the name most associated with quality among American car buyers. This is the third year in a row that the famed performance car company has taken the top spot. The Porsche 911 was ranked first for quality in the midsize premium sporty car division for the fourth consecutive year, while the Boxter and Cayman took the two top spots in the compact premium sporty car category. The Porsche Macan made its debut this year and took top honors in the compact premium SUV division. See what makes Porsche special with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Quality Efforts Rewarded by Customers

“The success of Porsche is primarily depending on the satisfaction of our customers,” said Matthias Muller, Chairman of Porsche. “We see these awards as confirmation of our strategy for high quality standards in design, development and production and in continuously offering Porsche customers a unique purchase and ownership experience.” With the Panamera and Cayenne also placing third in their respective categories, this is the first year where the company placed five vehicles in the top three. The J.D. Power survey focuses on problems customers experience during the first 90 days of owning a vehicle. On a scale of 100, Porsche scored 80 points compared to the industry average of 112 points.

Quality Translates into Strong June Sales

Sales are up all across the auto industry, but especially strong with Porsche who sold 28 percent more vehicles around the world in June than a year ago. By delivering 20,831 new cars and SUVs, the company continues on a record-setting pace for the year. The strongest sales bump came in the region covering China, where sales ballooned by 71 percent. Asia Pacific, Africa and the Mideast saw a 65 percent increase, while U.S. sales had a more modest increase at 2.9 percent. See why the sales for the Macan doubled by test-driving one at Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Celebrating 65th Anniversary of U.S. Sales

By maintaining a strong commitment to quality for the last 6 ½ decades, Porsche has built a loyal following in the U.S. The first Porsche 356 was shipped to the U.S. in the fall of 1950, starting a love affair with performance car aficionados that is still going strong. A book, “Porsche in America,” is available through the Porsche museum and documents all the models over the years in more than 200 pages.