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No Turbo Lag in This Sportster

Saying the new 718 Porsche Cayman S “responds to throttle inputs superbly,” Car and Driver magazine reviewers note that the newest Porsche has eliminated the dreaded turbo lag, with power available throughout the rev range. The result is a real-time response from your pressure on the accelerator, delivering instant thrust when you push down and backing off as you release the pressure. Car and Driver says the linear power delivery is a good reason to consider the S model as opposed to loading up a less expensive Cayman with options. Visit Porsche of Tucson and test drive the 718 Cayman S and a base Cayman to see the difference in power.

Perfect Balance Holds the Road

With great power comes great responsibility and Porsche has seen to it that drivers of the new 718 Cayman S have plenty of control. Car and Driver says “there’s nothing short of a supercar that delivers the way this Porsche does. With more firm springs and a much tighter steering ratio, this Porsche is a delight to handle both on the road and on the track.” Add stability management and the Porsche Vectoring System and you get million dollar car handling at a small fraction of the price. Add the Sport Exhaust system for a throaty roar that has a character all its own.

Go From Zero to 60 in a Snap

It takes just 4.4 seconds for the 718 Porsche Cayman S to go from a dead stop to 60 mph en route to a governed track speed of 177 mph. The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine delivers 350 horsepower with plenty of torque. Fast cars need fast stopping ability and Porsche has delivered with a 4-piston red fixed front brake calipers in both front and rear. You can get either 19-inch Boxster S or Cayman S wheels, which will draw attention whether you’re sitting at a stop light or passing a gas station on your way to 26 mpg on the highway.

Find Your Dream. Find Your Porsche

Look over the entire Porsche inventory at Porsche of Tucson and you’re sure to find your dream car. Ferry Porsche had a dream of driving a lightweight sports car, but he couldn’t find one he liked, so he went out and built one. His can do attitude is the basis for every Porsche built since 1948. If you’ve been dreaming about a Porsche, the 718 Cayman S is remarkably affordable, starting at just $66,300.

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Difference Between Reckless and Under Control

Amateur drivers who step into a high-powered vehicle such as a Porsche 911 Turbo S can be forgiven if they are a bit apprehensive about pushing the vehicle to its upper limits. The 911, for example, is a small car with 580 horsepower, so it’s easy to see how a wary driver could be afraid of losing control. The new Sport mode on the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system is designed to let regular drivers take the Porsche brand to the extremes, delivering a satisfying and dynamic ride while still keeping everyone safe. PSM with Sport mode turns what could be a date with a monster into a polite dance, gliding through corners with the ease of a ballerina. See how PSM can make you a better driver by taking a test ride at Porsche of Tucson.

Engineers Spent Years Developing System

The technology behind PSM with Sport mode did not come overnight. Philipp Peglau and a team of engineers spent almost 3 years on the project including driving thousands of miles in all types of conditions and on different race tracks. Meeting Porsche’s high driving standards didn’t come easy, but Peglau thinks the end result was worth the effort. “The new PSM Sport gives nonprofessionals the chance to enjoy this great experience too – within a safe framework,” Peglau said. “PSM Sport is not a drift mode. This would rob drivers of their feel for the car and give them a false sense of security about their skills. PSM Sport by no means takes control of the car out of the hands of advanced drivers.” Go behind the curtain to the success of PSM Sport and you’ll see that the key is to dampen the initial acceleration of the yaw. “This allows us to create a gentler transition. As soon as the system recognizes that the driver has everything under control, it allows for greater freedom,” Peglau said.

System Fail-safe Kicks in When Sensing Trouble

If the PSM Sport system senses the driver needs a little help getting things under control, it will provide an “emergency anchoring” feature to slow things down and get the car stabilized. “We might also say that PSM Sport takes the driver by the hand and leads him carefully up to PSM-off mode,” Peglau continued, “because that option continues to be available.” The system’s safety net is set to respond if the brake pedal pressure exceeds a certain threshold. How quickly it comes back on depends entirely upon the amount of pressure. The best way to see how the PSM Sport mode increases your driving pleasure is to talk to the pros and take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.