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Now available in the new Porsche Panamera 4S, InnoDrive is like having a co-driver without all the nagging for bathroom breaks. Utilizing extremely precise data from the Porsche navigation unit, InnoDrive is a driving assistant that can accurately measure the upcoming route, speed limit and topography to select the ideal gear and initiate braking and acceleration as necessary. Learn more about InnoDrive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

‘You Have to Take the Plunge’

It might take a leap of faith to take both feet off the pedals, but Porsche project manager Philip Markschlager says the results will be well worth it. “You have to take the plunge with InnoDrive, for starters,” he said. “But in trials it soon became clear: that happens pretty quickly.” The Panamera knows what to do when it comes to a traffic control sign, stopping or yielding, then making sure the coast is clear before accelerating on its way. InnoDrive is a giant leap in techonology on the way to autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles.

Data Processed Twice a Second

The InnoDrive system processes data twice a second to recalculate the data profile and constantly keep evaluating the situation two miles ahead. Calculating all the possible variables would take a huge supercomputer, so the Porsche Panamera adopts an optimality principle that throws out the least probable scenarios to concentrate on the ones that will have the most success. The means the onboard computer doesn’t have to run through the entire calculation of possible outcomes during each data processing run.

Panamera the Sporty Saloon

The image of the European Saloon car used to be one of long hoods, longer trunks and four doors that had enough room for your home sofa and fireplace. Enter the Porsche Panamera, the sporty saloon that looks as athletic as it feels. With a taut roof line that caps a sleek profile, the Panamera is the sedan for those who still get a thrill out of driving. Now Porsche engineers have created the next evolution of the Panamera, reconciling the contradictions between comfort and performance while delivering both dynamics and efficiency.

Sumptuous Interior Built for Comfort

With an interior as rich and sophisticated as a European mansion, the Porsche Panamera provides the comfort, driving dynamics, and technology to provide the perfect transportation solution in the 21st century. Now with Porsche Advanced Cockpit, the Panamera interior allows access to the most important functions with a simple touch. Experience the space, comfort and handling of the new Panamera when you drive one today at Porsche of Tucson.

The love affair with the Porsche 911 began in 1963 when the prototype was first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in preparation for its release in 1964. Now 53 years and seven iterations later, the 911 still holds the mantle as the preferred premium sports car for people who enjoy driving. The initial model came with an air-cooled six cylinder engine that produced 130 horsepower and a top speed around 130 miles per hour. The new 911 GT3 also comes with a six cylinder engine, but it generates 500 horsepower and makes the run from 0 to 60 in a blistering 3.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of near 200 mph. The 911 comes in many flavors these days, which you can see for yourself by visiting Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche 911 Through the Years

1973 brought the first major iteration of the 911, producing a version that was longer than any other. Known as the “G” model, this 911 had large bumpers designed to meet U.S. crash standards. Three-point safety belts and large headrests added to the safety of the driver and passenger. The “G” version also brought the inception of the 911 Turbo in 1974. Performance increased through the years with the introduction of the first all-wheel drive model in 1988, the 911 Carrera 4, or 964. Horsepower was now up to 250, but that wasn’t the real story of this model. With more than 85 percent new components and a redesigned chassis, handling was vastly improved. This generation is in particular demand among Porsche 911 collectors.

993 One True Love of Collectors

Although any 911 brings a sparkle to the eye of someone truly infatuated with the Porsche mystique, the 993 is the one true love of many a collector. Released in 1993, this 911 was easy on the eye with a smooth, elegant styling. A lower slung front end, switch in headlight shape and exceptional dependability are just a few reasons why this model brings top price on the auction block today.

Water Cooling Next Breakthrough

The next generation of the Porsche 911 came in 1997, when the company added water cooling to the package. Now packing 300 horsepower, this model was also revolutionary in reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency. Horsepower increased again with the release of the 997, but it was 2011 when the 911 roared into its latest incarnation. With Porsche Active Suspension Management, optional rear axle steering and seeming unlimited power, the new Porsche 911 has raised the bar in the premium sports car market. Test drive one today at Porsche of Tucson.

Giving up performance for the sake of efficiency is just not an option when it comes to the Porsche brand. That’s why the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the epitome of both agility and fuel economy. With a 3.0L V6 forced-induction engine teaming up with an electric motor, the Porsche Cayenne S S-Hybrid delivers a maximum of 416 horsepower and back-cracking 435 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to put a smile on the face of even the most demanding driver as you pass big trucks and plenty of gas stations. Feel the performance of the Cayenne SUV when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Smart Accelerator Kicks In Extra Oomph

The Porsche engineers are so smart they designed an accelerator system that signals the Cayenne S E-Hybrid when you need a little extra power from the gas engine. While the electric engine provides plenty of power to keep up to highway speeds at coasting mode, when it comes time to get busy, just depress the accelerator past a certain point and the powerful gas engine comes to life, pinning you back in your seat where you can enjoy watching the scenery flash by. The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, making your day special whether you’re out on a lonesome country road or taking the kids to soccer practice.

Comfort is Not Forgotten

Is the Cayenne S E-Hybrid powerful and efficient? Yes it is, but that doesn’t mean the designers forgot about making this premium SUV comfortable. Eight-way power seats adjust fore and aft, up and down and at different angles to make the long drives less taxing. Choose the adaptive sport seats with the comfort memory package and you get 18-way power adjustment that stores your preferences in memory for those rare times you let others drive your Cayenne. Optional ventilation and unique folding rear seats provide both comfort and flexibility to haul everything from groceries to skis and toboggans.

Plenty of Features in Both Trim Levels

Whether you choose the base S model or the upscale Platinum edition of the the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, you get plenty of technology and features that only a Porsche can offer. When you visit Porsche of Tucson for your test drive, make sure you ask about how the Porsche Traction Management system of the all-wheel drive works together with Porsche Active Suspension Management to deliver the most control. Take special note of the Porsche Communication Management system, which includes a special navigation module and Porsche Connect Plus, making sure you stay in touch with the outside world wherever your travels may lead.