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Porsche Cuts Cylinders, Adds Performance

If the old saying “less is more” needs any validation, all you really need to do is take a look at the 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S. The latest addition to the Porsche sports car stable has a new engine that has two fewer cylinders but 25 more horsepower. A turbocharged 2.5L flat four has replaced the old 3.4L six-cylinder. The result is a 350-horsepower beast that not only is quicker but has better fuel economy than the old setup. Feel the quickness and superior handling when you take a test drive of the new Cayman at Porsche of Tucson this fall.

Still Delivers Throaty Porsche Roar

Because there’s no drop top to release the sound, the roar of the new 718 Porsche Cayman S is a body hugging experience, perfect for those who love the embrace of good vibrations as they take their ride out for some exercise. “Car and Driver” magazine says the new model “feels decidedly quicker” than the old model, with a wide range of acceleration delivering the top torque of 309 pound feet. While the 718 Cayman S does have a little turbo lag in the lower RPM range, it’s almost imperceptible and quickly goes away as you step on the accelerator.

New Suspension Provides Startling Handling

With the Porsche Active Chassis Management system, firm springs, adjustable dampers and a sporty steering ratio, the new Cayman offers “startling” results on a demanding road course according to “Car and Driver” editors. Pirelli P Zero tires offer phenomenal grip as you maneuver tight corners with little sign of understeer or body roll. Choose the manual gearbox for the most fun anyone can have on four wheels. “Car and Driver” says “the S now feels markedly more responsive and agile than a base Carrera, better able to exploit its optimized weight distribution when it comes to making progress along a twisty, bumpy road.” The car’s ability to adjust on the fly delivers noticeable adjustments when making tight corners at high speeds. “Car and Driver” says, “On first impression, this still feels like the best-balanced junior sports car in the game.”

Cayman Now Less Expensive Than Boxster

The Porsche Cayman has traditionally been more expensive than its sibling Boxster, but that’s all changing with the release of the 2017 model. Although the performance is nearly identical, you’ll be able to save about $2k this fall by purchasing a new Cayman over a Boxster. Starting price for a Cayman S is expected to be $66,300. Stay in touch with Porsche of Tucson to see when the new Caymans start arriving on the lot.

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JD Power Study Says 911 Tops in Segment

Even if you don’t know too much about cars, chances are if you were asked to name the best sports car, you might say a Porsche 911. Once again, the 911 took the top spot among all nameplates for recognizability, as well as first place in its segment in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. More than 80,000 people were surveyed about 245 different model cars. “Thrilled customers are what drives us on,” said Porsche AG chairman Oliver Blume. “All of our staff work with great dedication every day to provide our customers with the very special Porsche quality. It is the result of intensive work that is characterized at every stage and in every area by a love for the perfect sports car.” See the love and care put into each vehicle with a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Macan Secures Top Spot in Compact SUV Category

While everyone has heard of the Porsche 911, the Porsche Macan is a relatively new model that continues to turn heads. Customers are so impressed with the build and performance of the Macan that it took first place in the Compact Premium SUV category for the second year in a row. “Every Porsche is proof of our comprehensive quality standard,” according to Porsche Board Member Albrecht Reimold. “Sportspeople judge themselves in competition by data and KPIs – and that’s exactly how Porsche builds its sports cars too. Our employees are aware of this challenge, which is a joy and an incentive at the same (time).”

Power Study Based on Initial Impressions

The JD Power study talks to car owners after the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. This is the 30th year for the study, which includes 233 criteria in the questionnaire. A couple of category examples include “driving experience” and “engine and transmission.”

Quality Something Porsche Customers Expect

“Top quality is an essential component of our brand identity at Porsche and it’s something our customers come to expect from us as well,” according to Frank Moser, Corporate Quality Chief for Porsche AG. “The difficult challenge is to not only maintain this high level (of quality), despite the rapid pace of technological change and the significantly increasing complexity of our products, but to also improve upon it in our new generation models.” Experience the quality for yourself with a drive to Porsche of Tucson. Slam the doors, honk the horn, but more importantly take a test drive to see just how special it is to own a Porsche.