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Wrap Yourself in Concert Hall Sound

A premium vehicle such as a Porsche Panamera deserves the very best sound system available. That is now a reality with the introduction of Burmester 3D surround sound. By adding two more sophisticated speakers and integrating the entire system with 3D technology, the Burmester delivers an enveloping sound that is comparable to the world’s best concert halls. The system has a phenomenal capability of producing 1,455 watts through 21 speakers. A 400-watt subwoofer adds to the system’s power and incredible sound. Sit in the Panamera, close your eyes, and envision yourself at your favorite concert by taking a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Touching Emotions Part of Goal

Music is an emotional experience for many people. Whether you’re a fan of the latest hip hop or prefer a serene ride to the tunes of one of the classical masters, the Porsche Panamera puts you in touch with your emotional side with the new Burmester sound system. The Burmester Air Motion Transformer is only used in Porsche vehicles. By cutting the oscillating mass of the speakers by half, Burmester delivers a clear, crisp sound that will take you back to that moment when you fell in love with music. A special algorithm developed at a recording studio in Belgium is the technology behind the perfect recreation of sound. It works best with non-compressed, high-resolution source files, but will make any recording sound better.

New Panamera Unveiled to Lights, Music and Dance

Porsche took the wraps off the new Panamera this summer in a Berlin production that took no back seat to the largest Hollywood movie premiere. Offering the best of both an executive sedan and top handling sports car, the Panamera is the perfect vehicle for people who equally value comfort and fun. “We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport saloons with the Panamera,” said Porsche AG chairman Oliver Blume. “In the new model, you see a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies.” The design of the Panamera mirrors that of the 911, Porsche’s iconic sports car. “An observer will immediately recognize the coupe-like roof line, but now it is much ‘faster’, even more dynamic and now includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side window even more.” The new Panamera delivers up to 16 percent better mileage than the outgoing model. Stop by Porsche of Tucson to hear the incredible sound and take this futuristic vehicle for a test drive.

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Size is Not an Issue Small Engine Porsches

It’s no secret that crowds always root for the little guy, so when Ferdinand Porsche designed the first race car for Austro-Daimler in 1922, it packed a small engine that delivered a lot of punch. The 4-cylinder motor was just a bit over a liter, but still generated enough horsepower to push the car to more than 87 miles per hour, an outstanding speed for the time. Know as Sascha in honor of the Count who was behind the production of the car, the little sportster dominated the European races for a time. Porsche has continued the tradition of getting a lot of performance out of small engines over the years, as you can see with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Continues Technological Advancements Through Years

While other companies where developing 8, 10 and 12-cylinder motors to produce the most power, Porsche continued to stick to a “less is more” philosophy to draw the most out of its small engine lineup. Although a big engine produces more horsepower, it also creates a lot of weight. Porsche has always been an industry leader in the development of power to weight, as evidenced in the 1948 356 SL. Packing a 1.1L 4-cylinder engine, the 356 was dominant on the race course during its time, scoring international victories for the Porsche badge. The 550 Spyder came along in 1953, packing the first iteration of the famous Fuhrman engine. At 1.5 liters, this 4-cylinder motor used four overhead camshafts and a vertical shaft drive to produce a healthy 110 horsepower. Among the victories was a win at LeMans in 1954. It was replaced by the 718, which also secured wins against cars with much larger engines.

Carrera Hits LeMans in 1974

The Porsche Carrera, which you can still buy today at Porsche of Tucson, first hit the racing circuit at LeMans in 1974. It placed second with its 2.1-liter engine to a Matra that was packing a 12-cylinder Formula One motor. The Carrera has evolved into eight different trim editions under the 911 model line starting at a little more than $89,000. The base engine of the 911 Carrera is a 3.0L, 6-cylinder twin turbo power plant with high compression that delivers the maximum amount of torque in the low RPM range. Step up to the “S” models and you’ll find that Porsche’s philosophy about getting a lot out of a little still rings true, as the same size engine is outfitted with upsized turbochargers to deliver 420 horsepower, an incredible number for a car that only weighs a little more than 3,000 pounds.