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Compact crossover vehicles are available in abundance from many different automakers, but to get one that goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds with a top track speed of 159 mph, it’s no surprise that you need to go to Porsche. When you visit Porsche of Tucson and test drive the Macan GTS, you’ll slip behind the wheel of a phenomenal sports car disguised as the perfect vehicle for hauling kids, dogs and groceries. You’ll undoubtedly be the most popular driver on the Saturday soccer circuit when you pull up in the muscularly designed Porsche Macan GTS, a vehicle that is a cut above most other crossovers.

GTS Buyers Get Gusto

Step on the accelerator of the Macan GTS and you immediately feel the gusto generated by the 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 as it buries you in your seat with 369 pound-feet of torque. As your Macan builds to 360 horsepower, you’ll feel the road under the control of your fingertips through the Porsche Dynamic Suspension System. While steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are ready to use if you want to test your driving skills, the Porsche PDK automatic transmission is so smooth and powerful you may choose to just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Electronically controlled dampers adjust the ride and handling to the road conditions, while the near-perfect weight distribution makes it a joy to turn up the heat just a notch by accelerating through corners.

Macan Design a Genuine Porsche

While many other compact crossovers look pretty much the same, one look at the Macan GTS and you’ll know it’s a Porsche. The company uses the knowledge its developed from years on the racing circuit to incorporate both design and mechanics into each vehicle, making the Porsche Macan GTS a sporty, comfortable race car that just happens to have room to haul people and cargo. From the imposing headlamps to the sport exhaust system that captures the senses of both sight and sound, the flowing lines of the Macan GTS just dare someone to challenge you to a winner-take-all competition. Large air intakes not only keep the motor cool, but serve as a warning to all comers that this is a serious vehicle that delivers nothing but thrills.

Interior Built for Comfort

The interior of the new Porsche Macan GTS is built both for comfort and functionality. You’ll sit a little higher than in other crossovers, improving your view and connection to the road. All controls are within easy reach and the gauges are lined up so you never have to take your eyes of the road. The Macan GTS is a real sports car built for real drivers. Test one out today when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

By combining a 4.0L twin-turbo engine with a 136-horsepower electric motor, Porsche has created a plug-in hybrid monster in the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. The newest member of the Porsche lineup generates 680 horsepower and a back-cracking 626 pound feet of torque to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 192 mph. With a base sticker price of $188,400, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo isn’t going to be for everyone, but the lucky drivers that can afford it will get the driving thrill of a lifetime. Expect it to show up on the showroom floor at Porsche of Tucson in the spring of 2018.

Compelling Demonstration of the Power of the Hybrid

Although fuel mileage figures haven’t been released, you can expect this to be one of the most efficient vehicles in the Porsche lineup. This version of the Porsche Panamera shows just how effective harnessing the power of hybrid technology can be, utilizing the boost strategy of the 918 Spyder.  By using a decoupler that is actuated electromechanically, the Turbo S E-Hybrid offers exceptional response when you step on the accelerator. Along with the previous mentioned figures, this model will complete the quarter mile run in just 11.6 seconds, far faster than most muscle cars. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery takes just 12 hours to reach a full charge using a standard household plug, but you can decrease that time to less than 3 hours using a 240 V connection.

Roomier than Your Standard Hybrid

One of the benefits of the unique design of the Porsche Panamera hybrid is the easy exit and entrance in the rear seating area, along with tons of head and leg room. The S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a raised roofline to create a spacious interior and provide plenty of room for seating three adults in the rear. You can also opt for two electrically adjustable seats in the back for the ultimate in comfort. Fold down the 40/20/40 rear seat and you get 45.7 cubic feet of luggage room for those long vacations.

Plenty of Standard Equipment Included

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes with a plethora of standard equipment, including ceramic composite brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and a Sport Chrono Package. Twenty-one inch specially designed wheels, auxiliary air conditioning and an air suspension package for ultimate ride comfort and handling are also included. Mark your calendars for next spring when you can take this innovative plug-in hybrid for a ride at Porsche of Tucson.