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2017 a Year to Remember for Porsche

From the launch of new vehicles to anniversaries and a number of sporting events, Porsche had a banner year in 2017. The year started with Porsche enlarging the 911 model lineup with the addition of the GTS models. Things continued on an upward swing with month after month of record vehicle deliveries and a celebration of the millionth model produced on the Zuffenhausen assembly line. The year concluded in December when the Porsche Museum finished the restoration of the oldest model 911 in existence, a vehicle known as the 901 when it was built back in October 1964. You can best celebrate the history of this iconic carmaker by visiting Porsche of Tucson and taking a test drive.

New and Redesigned Models Put Fresh Look on Porsche

With a new turbocharged flat six engine, increased torque and standard Porsche Active Suspension Management on all models, the 911 GTS lineup started the new year with a bang. The new 911 models were based on the wider chassis with all-wheel drive, which presented a more aggressive stance on the road. Spoilers on the front and rear increase the downward pressure on the vehicle, providing phenomenal handling in corners. The company unveiled two other new models in June, the 911 GT2 RS and the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, taking turbo technology to new heights. Porsche came out with the third generation of the popular Cayenne SUV in August, while October saw the revival of the purist concept that drove the 1968 911T when it unveiled the 911 Carrera T.

One Millionth Model Produced

In May the company produced the one-millionth model to come off the Zuffenhausen production line, an Irish Green Carrera S with many of the same features as the first 911 model that rolled off the line in 1963. The 911 has always been manufactured at the Zuffenhausen plant. As a testimony to the quality of the production team, engineering and materials, more than 70 percent of those cars are still on the road today. “We have continued to enhance the technology of the 911, refining and perfecting the sports car, “ according to board chairman Oliver Blume. “That’s why it remains a state-of-the-art and technically innovative vehicle.”

Future Bright for Porsche

Porsche delivered about 246,000 vehicles in 2017, exceeding the record 2016 total by four percent. The new Panamera had an 83 percent increase from the previous years, and hybrid models have been very well-received. The 718 models also had a nice increase as the company prepares for another record setting mark this year. See why Porsche remains the iconic sports vehicle of everyone’s dreams when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

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