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Pays Homage to 1967 Ancestor

The new 2016 Porsche 911 R has the same name as the 1967 predecessor that made its mark on the European rally circuit. Porsche decided to add the “R” to the new model to make it perfectly clear it was designed for racing. It is the lightest 911 you can buy, with a weight of only 3,021 pounds. Expect to have an emotional response when you first put the pedal to the metal and unleash all 500 horses of the flat-six engine that is teamed with a six-speed transmission. Porsche is only making 991 units for global distribution, so check in with Porsche of Tucson early and often to see how you can get your hands on the latest thing in racing.

Porsche 911 R Has Plenty of Giddyup

Take your new Porsche 911 out on a closed track and you’ll soon find out what a dynamic driving experience is all about. It takes just 3.7 seconds for this pocket rocket to go from a standing stop to 60 mph while on its way to a top track speed of 200 mph. You can only buy this car with a six-speed manual transmission that delivers short throws to let you quickly power through the gears. Lots of cars have more horsepower than this 911, but few know how to use their horses so wisely. The Porsche 911 R suspension laughs at sharp corners. Rear-axle steering provides precise handling with little drift or body roll. The rear differential locks to provide the most traction possible. Naturally, it’s important that a car this fast is also able to stop. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are teamed with ultra-high performance tires to bring you safely under control in all types of road conditions.

Automatically Deployed Spoiler Provides Downward Force

The Porsche 911 R doesn’t utilize a fixed wing, but instead borrows the Carrera’s automatically deployed spoiler to provide plenty of downward force when traveling at high speeds. Although it shares a lot of the design with the 911 GT3, it is 110 pounds lighter than that car. Extensive use of carbon fiber and lightweight titanium helped shed the pounds. Carbon fiber backrests and full bucket seats with houndstooth upholstery are reminiscent of the early 911s from the mid-20th century.

Get Your Order in Now

Demand is expected to be high for this limited production vehicle, which will be arriving at Porsche of Tucson later this summer. You can order yours now to help ensure you aren’t left out in the cold. The starting sales price is $184,900, not including the destination fee.

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Twenty Years Later, Boxster Features New Engine

The newest versions of the Porsche Boxster, named 718 and 718S after the mid-engine sports car that dominated the racing circuit in the mid-20th Century, features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 350 horsepower. This newly developed engine comes in a 2.0-liter configuration for the 718, pushing out 300 horses. The 718S has a 2.5-liter motor that also has a turbocharger that uses variable turbine geometry to generate 35 more horses than its predecessor. Both engines are also 14 percent better when it comes to fuel mileage than previous Boxsters. Check in with the pros at Porsche of Tucson in late June when the new Boxster models are due to arrive.

Retuned Suspension Provides Premium Driving Thrills

With a new electric steering system and completely retuned suspension, the 718 Porsche Boxster pays tribute to its namesake with superior handling and agility. Add the optional Porsche Active Suspension Management system and you get a little lower ride height as well as the ability to select the type of suspension you need for your day’s drive. Choose the comfort setting for the smoothest ride, or dial it up to Sport to help you take corners more aggressively.

Wider Stance Provides Athletic Appearance

Along with a new engine and retuned suspension, Porsche let designers take a sculpting knife to the body. The result is a wider front end with large cooling intakes to service the turbocharger. The profile is sharper than before, with independent wings and large inlet air panels that deliver a dynamic look. The wide rear fascia mirrors the front. Three-dimensional LED taillights and four-point brake lights help your Boxster stand out from the crowd

Sport Chrono Package Ups Driving Ante

Now you don’t have to spring for a 911 to get the Porsche Sport Chrono Package. Buy a 718 or 718S and the package is available, allowing you to program the engine and transmission for the best performance. You can still chose the Normal, Sport or Sport Plus setting, or fine tune the response to your liking. Porsche Communication Management is a standard feature on the new Boxster, delivering a 110-watt sound package along with audio interfaces and hands free phone connectivity. Check in with Porsche of Tucson at the beginning of Summer to see how the new Boxster has upped the ante on a premium driving experience.