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With the help of a new active anti-roll stabilization method called the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) Sport, the Porsche Panamera is breaking the laws of physics. The Panamera is the anti-typical European Saloon car. True, it does have four doors, is unbelievably comfortable and has plenty of legroom for fully grown adults, but unlike other saloon cars it hugs the road through hairpin corners and delivers the type of dynamic driving performance people have come to expect from a Porsche. You can put the Panamera through its paces and see how the PDCC improves handling by taking a test ride at Porsche of Tucson.

Electric Motor Controls Anti-Roll Bars

By utilizing an electric motor to control the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles, the Porsche Panamera with PDCC is able to deliver the handling of a much smaller car. While one wheel is drawn into the body, the other is pushed away, reducing the car’s body roll and producing a smooth, aggressive ride. The electric motor replaces a hydraulic system that, while effective, used much more energy than the new version. All the components are conveniently located in the center of the anti-roll bar, creating a lightweight and practical unit that takes little space and is lightweight. By generating massive torque as you dive into a corner, the electrical PDCC offers much more control than any mechanical-only system.

Sport Turismo Delivers on All Fronts

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is just one of the many Panamera models to consider if you want the ultimate in performance and handling. With a 330-horsepower motor powering the large four-door sedan, you can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds on your way to a top track speed of 160 mph. This Panamera is powered by a new twin-turbo V6 engine that utilizes a new layout to increase horsepower. By positioning the two turbo units between the cylinder banks, the exhaust stream travels a shorter distance and delivers a much quicker response when you step on the accelerator. Utilizing a central fuel injector inside the combustion chamber, the mixture of fuel and oxygen is optimized for increased power and efficiency.

Sophisticated Interior Offers Supreme Comfort

You expect a certain amount of luxury when purchasing a Porsche, and the Panamera does not disappoint. Choose from a variety of trim packages that include sumptuous leather and fine wood trim. Whether you want your Porsche Panamera to be more sporty, luxurious or both is completely up to you. With a wide range of options, you can personalize your Panamera to fulfill your dreams. Take a moment to stop by Porsche of Tucson and inspect the entire Panamera inventory to see how driving a Porsche is the thrill of a lifetime.

New 911 Turbo Cabriolet a Modern Engineering Feat

Calling the new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet a “Magnificent Beast,” the reviewers at Motor Trend magazine say the latest Porsche entry is sure to turn heads, and keep them staring in your direction. Turn the driving mode knob to sport and the cool looks come to life. “The response underfoot is immediate and fully attentive,” they wrote. “The suspension becomes more playful, more rambunctious. Give the throttle a kick, and the metallic whirr of the turbos tickles your cochlear nerve receptors. Suddenly let off the gas, and the bark of the exhaust backfire in overrun is worth the price of admission.” In other words, driving the newest 911 is a hoot, which you can experience for yourself by taking a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Puts the Power to the Pavement

Step on the throttle and there won’t be a lot of tire burning, which is good for your wallet and your track times. The new Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet sticks to the road like fly paper, resulting in sub three second times going from 0 to 60 mph. You can expect a quarter-mile run in the 11 second range, topping out at around 125 mph. “The way this car puts down power is magic,” wrote one reviewer. “I could stand on the throttle from about halfway around the skidpad, and it would barely break the rears (tires) loose on the exit.”

Choose from Two Trim Packages

As you might expect, the newest 911 doesn’t come cheap. The base model starts at around $174K, while the S package begins just above $200k. You get a few more horsepower in the S package (580 to 540 for the base) and your top track speed is 205 mph vs. 198. The S model also features a generous use of Carbon Fiber, cutting the weight and increasing performance and efficiency. Both models are loaded with standard features that add to the enjoyment of owning a Porsche. Heated leather seats, a GT sport steering wheel with shift paddles, on-board fire extinguisher and a killer infotainment system to supply tunes and hands-free communication are all part of the package.

Go Fast, Stop Fast

Both models of the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet offer some serious braking systems, with large brake discs both front and rear. Other important safety features include the Porsche Side Impact Protection System, three-point automatic seat belts and automatically deploying safety bars. Put the top down and let the wind get in your hair to full enjoy the 911 Cabriolet experience when you take your test drive at Porsche of Tucson.