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Performance Package Beefs Up Power, Handling

When buying your new Porsche Macan sport crossover from Porsche of Tucson, make sure you inquire about the Performance Package that puts a little more zip in the popular vehicle’s giddyup. By tweaking everything from the engine and transmission to the suspension and exhaust, the Performance Package is the perfect solution for people who are waiting for a Turbo S version of the compact crossover. According to tests from Motor Trend magazine, the package not only adds 40 horses to the already beefy 400 horse output, it also reduces the sports vehicle’s 0-62 mph time from 4.8 to 4.4 seconds. See if anyone else in the school carpool can beat that number.

Bigger Brakes Help Stop in a Hurry

Porsche recognizes that the more powerful performance requires an ability to stop more quickly. The Performance Package includes heftier front brake rotors that measure 15.4 inches. The Porsche Active Suspension Management system is also part of the Performance Package, which results in a lowering of 0.6 inches. This not only brings the center of gravity down to provide superior handling, but also increases fuel efficiency out on the open highway. The Performance Package also adds a Sport Plus driving mode which tunes the accelerator and suspension to provide more responsive handling on the track or when you find a long lonesome road with lots of curves.

7-Speed PDK Transmission Adds to Driving Pleasure

By changing gears in just a fraction of a second, the Porsche 7-speed PDK transmission has the ability to move seamlessly up the ladder with no loss of power. Once a gear is engaged, the next gear is already in the queue, just waiting for the right RPMs to kick in and deliver the best performance. When you drive in automatic mode, the Macan not only delivers an enthusiastic drive, but also provides the greatest fuel efficiency. If you’d rather take on the role of changing gears manually, you just tap the paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

PTM Delivers Phenomenal Control

Porsche Traction Management is standard on all Macans, delivering an all-wheel drive system that utilizes sensors to continually check the grip of all four wheels. By using an electronically controlled multiplate clutch, PTM controls the distribution of power between both axles. If you’re powering through a corner, PTM recognizes the lack of lateral stability and delivers the power to the front wheels. Instead of taking the feel of the wheel away from the driver, the PTM system makes the most of your driving experience. Feel what it means to drive a Porsche Macan with and without the Performance Package by taking a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

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Car and Driver Puts Legendary Brands to Test

It’s tough to imagine calling a car that can pin you back in your seat in the 0 to 60 mph run while costing a couple of hundred grand a “Junior” anything, but that’s the official category designation for the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi R8 V10 and McLaren 570s. The editors at Car and Driver magazine had the enviable task of pitting those three beasts of the road against each other recently. As you might expect, the comparisons were close but spoiler alert, the 911 Turbo S came out on top. You can test drive and buy the best Junior Supercar on the planet just by paying Porsche of Tucson a visit.

Porsche Gives Biggest Bang for the Buck

Coming in at about $10,000 less than its competitors for the tested version, the Porsche 911 Turbo S produced the best numbers as the editors took the evaluation to the track and the open highway. The reviewers called the Porsche the “runaway winner” that “carries a very large stick with which to beat those who underestimate it.” It takes just 2.6 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph and blasts through the quarter-mile run in just 10.6 seconds, achieving a top speed of 131 mph. Going very fast means you have to also stop very quickly, which the Porsche achieved easily. Its carbon fiber brakes bring the sporty Porsche from 70 mph to 0 in just 139 feet. That’s 14 feet less than the R8 and five fewer feet than it took to bring the McLaren to a halt.

Turbo S Stays Under Control

The Car and Driver editors said one of the best things about the Porsche 911 Turbo S is its unflappability. “Treat it with a light touch or a clumsy ham-fist and it will always respond in the same fashion,” they wrote. “It makes its drivers look more skilled than they are.” With all-wheel drive, wide tires and a four-wheel steering system, the 911 gives even the most inexperienced driver a feeling he or she could take on all comers on the European race circuit. When the testing was over each day, it was the Porsche the editors chose to run errands or go to dinner. See why the 911 Turbo S should be your Junior Supercar of choice by taking a visit to Porsche of Tucson.