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GT3, Sport Turismo, Panamera Hybrid Dominate Show

When it comes to unveiling new models, few automakers doe it as well as Porsche. The legendary car company took advantage of the recent Geneva Auto Show to unveil the all new Porsche 911 GT3, Panamera Sport Turismo and Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Look for all three models on the showroom floor at Porsche of Tucson in the coming months.

911 GT3 Intensifies Connection Between Road and Track

With a high revving four-cylinder flat engine that’s virtually the same as that in the 911 GT3 Cup race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 is an intense machine that delivers superior handling and phenomenal performance. This small car generates 500 horses, but a redesigned chassis with rear axle steering actually improves handling to help you keep all that power under control. You can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds on your way to a top speed of 320 kilometers per hours (199 mph). The new 911 GT3 sits lower than the 911 Carrera S, providing an “on rails” feel when you power through a corner.

Unmistakable Panamera Design Generates 550 Horsepower

In what’s been described as a cross between a futuristic station wagon and a sports car, the unmistakable Porsche Panamera has a new model that delivers plenty of room for people and cargo while not skimping on the performance you’ve come to expect from a Porsche. “For Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forwards into a new segment, but retains all of those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche,” according to the company’s director of style, Michael Mauer. The Panamera Sport Tursimo features an adaptive rear spoiler that adjusts according to the driving mode, speed and conditions to create more or less downforce on the rear end.

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is Flagship

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the flagship of the Panamera lineup, combining a V8 engine with an electric motor to not only create maximum efficiency, but also generate a whopping 680 horsepower. This Panamera is not your aunt’s hybrid as it can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and tops out at just under 200 mph. With all-wheel drive combined with Porsche’s intelligent chassis design, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets the stage for performance driving in the future. Make sure and check in frequently with the pros at Porsche of Tucson to see when all the new models will be available for a test drive.

Most Versatile Offering Combines Sport and Utility

With a low loading deck, large tailgate and increased luggage compartment, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo delivers an athletic option to solve the hauling problems of the everyday commute. “For Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forwards into a new segment, but retains all of those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche,” according to the company’s director of style, Michael Mauer. The two most common Porsche attributes anyone thinks of are performance and handling, and the Panamera Sport Turismo has those in spades. With 550 available horsepower and a tuned suspension built on lessons learned from the European racing circuit, this isn’t your grandpa’s station wagon. See how much fun a utility vehicle of this magnitude is to drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

Unique Design Carved Out of Panamera

The Sport Turismo’s unique design starts at the rear doors, when the sloping roofline and long contour dips dramatically toward the rear, extending into an adaptive spoiler. The spoiler is adjustable depending on the driving condition, delivering more downward thrust on the rear axle to give you greater control. As part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system, the spoiler also reduces drag to optimize fuel efficiency.

Digital Cockpit Just One Tech Advancement

The Sport Turismo will offer the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, where drivers can choose what important vehicle information to display. Other advancements like rear axle steering, electronic roll stabilization and Porsche Traction Management are also offered on the latest edition to the Porsche lineup, as are driver safety features such as adaptive cruise control.

Unique Seat Configuration Offers Versatility

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo offers three rear seats, with two individual seats on the outside for comfort and flexibility. A four rear seat configuration is also available with electric adjustment for easy access. The raised roof line also makes getting in and out of the rear a snap, as well as providing more cargo room in the back. When you fold all the back seats down, the loading floor is level to make it easy to haul cargo or roll out a sleeping bag on one of those long road trips. Porsche also offers a luggage compartment management system for the Sport Turismo. Two rails are integrated into the floor with lashing points for tie-downs and a partition net to keep cargo and people separate. The new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is scheduled for launch this fall in Europe. It will offer five different engines, including a diesel, a turbocharged option and an e-hybrid. Stay tuned to Porsche of Tucson to find out when it will first make an appearance in the U.S. market.

No Need to Sacrifice Driving Performance

It used to be that driving enthusiasts would have to sacrifice a guilty pleasure for the sake of the family. As one child came along, then two, then the requisite dog and soccer equipment, the two-seater had to give way to the minivan for the sake of the practicality. With the introduction of the Porsche Cayenne SUV several years ago, that’s no longer the case. The Cayenne is a sports car in an SUV body, with the same performance and handling that Porsche lovers have come to expect over the years. The Cayenne is perfect for the short sprint to school on a Wednesday morning or a run through the central Arizona mountains on the weekend. Its design exudes sophistication and athleticism while providing the sensible features family have come to depend upon. If you’re one of those drivers who is holding onto the last vestiges of youth while sacrificing the needs of a family, head over to Porsche of Tucson today and see just how much fun you can have behind the wheel of a Cayenne.

Cayenne Roots Grown in Auto Racing

Like every other Porsche, the roots of the Cayenne are well-developed on the tracks of the European racing circuit. That’s where the Porsche engineers and designers learned to integrate the car and driver as one unit, responding seamlessly to each other’s ebbs and flows. The interior of the Cayenne is a good place to start exploring, as it is literally built around the driver, with controls ergonomically placed within easy reach. The center console rises to put all the most important controls just a short reach away, while the new multifunction steering wheel puts many features at your fingertips. Along with being smartly laid out, the Porsche interior is extremely comfortable for both the driver and passengers. It’s style and purpose enhance the impression that this is one sophisticated driving machine.

Gentlemen, and Women, Start Your Race Car

Whether you choose the base Cayenne, S model, S e-hybrid, GTS or Turbo, the Porsche Cayenne offers everyone something to love with a wide range of features. The base Cayenne comes with a powerful V6 that delivers 300 horsepower and a top track speed of 142 mph. While that is plenty for most folks, step up to the S or GTS and you get 420 and 440 horsepower, respectively and the top speed surpasses 160 mph. The Cayenne Turbo S is the most powerful Cayenne, delivering 570 horsepower, a top speed of 176 mph and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid is the newest kid on the SUV block, still providing 416 horsepower through the use of a combination of gas and electric engines. This all-wheel drive sports machine also boasts something no other Cayenne can match, an equivalent of 47 mpg combined. Explore the entire Cayenne inventory and see how much fun you can have in an SUV when you visit Porsche of Tucson.