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Archive for November, 2017

When Porsche offered a number of journalists the chance to drive the third generation Porsche Cayenne on the Greek island of Crete, the results were overwhelmingly positive. Journalists took advantage of the winding and mountainous roads to put the new Cayenne through its paces, utilizing all the power and performance only Porsche can offer in an SUV. “It was the original Cayenne Turbo of 2003 that dumbfounded all who drove it,” wrote one British media outlet. “German engineering thoroughness to the task of making a two-ton SUV go, stop and handle in a manner that would put the frighteners on a contemporary hot hatch.”

Another outlet says that the Cayenne is the sports car for people who have families. “Porsche describes the new Cayenne as its ‘sports car for five,’ and corny as it sounds, it’s alarmingly accurate. While the Cayenne has always offered enormous performance, the new car possesses a more attractive and modern interior, significantly improved refinement and even more agility on the road.” The good news for buyers is that you don’t have to be a journalist or go to Crete to drive the new Cayenne. A wide selection of the ‘sports car for five’ is ready and waiting for your inspection at Porsche of Tucson.

Redesigned Cayenne Sportier Than Ever

If you’re going to be part of the Porsche lineup, you need to be attractive, powerful and handle well under all situations. The new Porsche Cayenne checks all boxes, with three different models delivering up to 550 horsepower with exceptional driving dynamics and driver assistance features that will help keep you out of trouble. All the engine choices are integrated with a new 8-speed transmission that seamlessly shifts through the gears, providing the most pickup and efficiency from each power range. There are a number of new technologies available on the 2018 Cayenne, including 4D chassis control, three-chamber air suspension and rear axle steering to help the Cayenne not only power through corners as if it were riding on rails, but also provide a smooth ride you’d expect from a premium SUV.

Sport Chrono Package Brings it Closer to Sports Car Status

Porsche has made the Sport Chrono Package available for the first time in the 2018 Cayenne. This allows you to select Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual modes, depending on the driving condition and your mood for the day. All the modes make the Cayenne respond differently, with the Sport Plus mode activating a performance start function that will give you your best jump from a standing start. See all the new technology and take a drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson. You’ll see why all those journalists fell in love with the new Cayenne on a day not long ago in Crete.

If the worry of losing your classic Porsche to theft is taking the joy out of owning one of the world’s finest sports cars, the automaker has some news that will lower your stress. Porsche is in the final stages of creating a anti-theft protection system for all classic cars ranging from the 356 to the Carrera GT. It will be available for purchase in the spring of next year and you can get more information from Porsche of Tucson.

GPS Monitoring Keeps Tabs on Your Car

The innovative and comprehensive anti-theft system uses Global Positioning System (GPS) sensors that are hidden throughout the vehicle to keep tabs on the location of your vehicle. Although the initial system will just cover Europe, availability will undoubtedly expand worldwide in the future. “In the future, the new Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System will allow us to offer our customers anti-theft functionality that will trigger an alarm if someone tries to steal the vehicle,” according to Porsche Classic VP Alexander Fabig. “In an ideal scenario, this intervention will stop the vehicle from disappearing right from the outset.”

Sends Alarm to Security Monitoring

Once a battery becomes disconnected or a vehicle that has the Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking System is stolen, the system will send an alarm to both the security center and the customer. Once the owner confirms that someone with bad intentions is involved, the authorities are notified and the security center uses the GPS to locate the vehicle and track the route. Another option of this innovative system is to use a wireless command as a “kill switch” to keep the engine from starting. Communication with the customer is maintained until the vehicle is secured and ready to be returned.

Porsche Classic App has Many Functions

The Porsche Classic Vehicle Tracking system is controlled through the Porsche Classic smartphone app that has many additional functions. You can use your phone to pinpoint the location of the vehicle in a crowded parking lot, or even set boundaries as to where a guest driver may take your car. Once the guest crosses those boundaries, an alarm is raised and they’ll have some explaining to do. The system also has a “workshop” and “transport mode” to make sure no alarms are sent when the vehicle is being serviced or transported on a trailer. There are also many aftermarket security systems to help ensure your Porsche classic vehicle remains in your possession. Stop by Porsche of Tucson for advice on which one would work best for your particular car.

They say whatever’s old is new again, and that’s the philosophy Porsche is undertaking with the new 911 Carerra T. Based on what many believe is one of the purest Porsche models, the 1968 911 T, the new Carerra T (T stands for Touring) features some performance enhancements that you don’t get on the standard Carerra. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system combines with a lower ride height and shortened gear throw to provide a dynamic driving experience. The new Porsche 911 Carrera T will be arriving at the Porsche of Tucson showroom in March of 2018 with a base price of $102,100.

More Power, Less Weight Equals Better Performance

With a new twin turbo flat-six-cylinder engine that delivers 300 horsepower and exciting 332 pound-feet of torque, the new 911 Carrera T will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds with a manual transmission. The optional automatic PDK transmission delivers an even faster time using launch control, hitting the 60 mph mark in just 4.0 seconds. The manual Carrera T has a top track speed of 182 mph, while the automatic tops out at 180 mph. The rear side windows and windshield are made out of lightweight glass and the inside door handles are just loops as Porsche engineers left no stone unturned in trying to lighten the load. The new Porsche 911 Carerra T tops out at just 3,142 pounds, making it the lightest entry in the 911 Carrera lineup.

Exterior Built for Beauty and Aerodynamics

Take one look at the new Carrera 911 T and you’ll see that it is unmistakably a Porsche. From the front spoiler lip that’s aerodynamically engineered to provide the best performance and efficiency to the black exhaust tips that are part of the standard sport exhaust system, the flowing design of this 911 is built to cut through the wind. Titanium grey 20-inch wheels complement the agate grey mirrors and louvers of the rear deck lid. Even the signature “911 Carrera T” is agate grey, making it stand out against the available paint colors of Miami blue, white, racing yellow, guards red, black and lava Orange. If you want to go metallic, Porsche offers the options of Carrera white, jet black and GT silver.

Interior Built with the Purist in Mind

When you take your test drive at Porsche of Tucson next March, take a moment to soak in the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into the interior of the Porsche 911 Carrera T. Choose the optional full bucket seats and it will just be you and one special passenger in all your rides, as the rear seats are deleted. Black adjustable seats are set off with yellow contrasting stitching, with the distinctive “911” embroidered in the headrests. Of course, the new 911 Carrera T is outfitted with the latest technology to keep you in touch with the outside world while you’re attacking the corners on some lonely country road.