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‘Motor Trend’ Editors Take Car on Rain-Soaked Run

All Porsches are known for their handling on a dry track, but it was interesting when a California storm collided with a scheduled highway test of the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe. “Motor Trend” editors took the car for a run through the Mendocino National Forest in northern California as a rainstorm soaked the highway. The result was an unexpected challenge the Porsche passed with flying colors. “The 4S clawed hard into the pavement,” the editors wrote about their experience pushing the sports car to its limit through tight corners. The stability mode feature has been tweaked to allow the driver more freedom, which you can experience when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Turbocharged Engine Delivers 50 More Horses

Although many aficionados rushed to grab a naturally aspirated engine model after Porsche announced a new turbocharged setup, the “Motor Trend” editors say the frenzy was all for naught. The old problem of turbo lag doesn’t really exist anymore, so the additional 50 horsepower that brings the 4S up to 420 wild stallions is well worth the cost of the turbocharger. The Porsche 911 4S also gets better gas mileage with the turbo, up to 28 mpg on the highway from the previous 26. You’ll hit the peak of 368 pound feet of torque at about 5000 revolutions per minute, but feel free to push the Carrerra all the way to the redline to hear the throaty roar of the exhaust. The 4S goes from 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds when equipped with the automatic PDK transmission and sport chronograph. Top track speed is 188 miles per hour.

Driver Assist Feature Increases Safety

When a car is as quick and as fast as the 911 Carrerra 4S, it’s important to have as many safety features as possible. A new lane change assist system uses sensors to warn the driver when drifting from lane to lane. Advanced airbag placement utilizes full-size driver and passenger airbags which utilize two-stage inflation technology depending on the severity of the impact. The Porsche Side Impact Protection System uses airbags in the seat bolsters and door panels to protect driver and passenger from the T-bone effect. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are available to help slow this car down as quickly as it accelerates. You can check out all the advanced safety features for yourself on your next trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Cayenne Platinum

Distinctive Sporty Appearance Sets Model Apart

When it comes to creating a sporty appearance in an SUV, the Porsche Cayenne has years of practice. The hottest SUV on the market is getting hotter as Porsche delivers the limited edition Platinum level Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid to dealerships like Porsche of Tucson. From the 20-inch Spyder wheels to the leather-dominant interior, the Platinum Cayenne models scream sport, sophistication and luxury. Whenever you enter the cockpit, Porsche will be the first thing on your mind as your head rests against the embroidered company logo. Lest you forget you have the top-of-the-line trim level, illuminated doorsills display Platinum Edition.

Platinum Loaded With Standard Equipment

You don’t have to think too hard about adding options to the Platinum Edition Cayenne, as it comes loaded with standard equipment such as Bi-Xenon headlights, the Porsche Dynamic Light System and Power Steering Plus. Park Assist provides an audible beep in both the front and the back to let you know you’re closing in on an object. Mirrors are coated with anti-glare material, while the rear windows are tinted extra dark for a feeling of luxury and privacy. The Platinum Edition comes in either white or black, but you can opt for Jet Black, Mahogany, Rhodium Silver metallic, Purpurite and Carrara White.

The Porsche Communication Management system is included, delivering navigation, hands-free communication and a killer Bose surround sound stereo system. Choose the E-Hybrid model and you also get a cabin conditioner that lets you pre-program the use of the heater or air conditioner to get the interior to just the right temperature for your drive.

As Expected, Cayenne Comes Prepared to Party

The Porsche Cayenne is about as far as you can get from a boring old SUV. With a top track speed of 142 mph, the gas model still delivers 24 mpg on the highway. The S E-Hybrid is even more powerful, combining a gas and electric motor to zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 151 mph. Porsche is also offering a diesel-powered Platinum model, which achieves up to 29 mpg. Underneath all the sophistication and luxury is the handling and suspension you come to expect from a Porsche. Although the Cayenne is built to haul cargo and people, there is virtually no body roll or drift as you aggressively attack corners. Experience the new Platinum Edition for yourself with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.