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2016 Porsche Carrera Gets Turbocharged


Offers Less Expensive 911 Turbo

Owners of the 911 Turbo were members of an exclusive, expensive club up until this year. At more than $150,000, the 911 Turbo was the only way to get the boost from Porsche’s patented turbocharged setup in a 911. With the introduction of the 2016 911 Carrera Turbo, drivers can experience the turbo blast at a savings of about $60,000. The new 3.0-liter twin turbocharged six cylinder produces 370 horsepower on the way to reaching 60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds from a stone cold dead start. Choose the Carrera S from Porsche of Tucson and it boosts the horses up to 420 and knocking three-tenths of a second off the time to 60. Top speed for the 911 Carrera is listed at 183 mph. The Carrera S can hit 191 mph.

Rear Vents Give Away the Turbo’s Power

Although there is no badging to give away the Carrera’s new turbo engineering, close observers will notice some rear vents that allow for cooling of the equipment. There’s also a cooling panel in the rear as well as some new chrome tips on the dual exhaust. Along with the extra power, Porsche has made a few other upgrades to the new Carrera. LED lighting in the front and rear is quickly becoming the standard at Porsche as well as other automakers. There’s also a brand new infotainment system that offers a 7-inch touchscreen that incorporates Apple’s CarPlay along with other apps and navigation.

Active Suspension Management Tunes in Handling

Porsche Active Suspension Management allows the driver to lower the vehicle by almost a half-inch when it’s time to play. The lower ride height helps grip the road when tooling around hairpin curves and putting the Carrera and its new turbocharger through the paces. Settings adjust the transmission and exhaust as well to give you the optimum performance depending on road conditions and your mood. You can put the Carrera through its paces with a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Safety Technology Also Added

As with most higher-end vehicles, Porsche is adding a system of sensors and cameras to help drivers avoid collisions. Blind spot monitoring and lane assist will help avoid crashes completely, while post-collision braking takes over after a wreck to try and limit the damage. The real news is under the rear bonnet though, where engineers have taken the shackles off this dynamic sports car and replaced the naturally aspirated engine with a turbocharged monster.

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