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The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo may not be the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think of the optimum mode of transportation through ice and snow, but with all-wheel drive, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control roll stabilization system, plenty of room for luggage and the comfort and luxury items that you’d expect from a Porsche, it might just be the ultimate vehicle for your next winter road trip. The company just took a group of German journalists on an icy tour through snow-covered Austria to prove how capable the Panamera Sport Turismo is in winter weather. All you have to do is take a trip to Porsche of Tucson and head up Mount Lemmon on a snowy day.

No Sled Dogs Required

As part of the Porsche trip through Germany, the journalists were able to drive a team of sled dogs, presumably to show how much more comfortable it is driving a Sport Turismo than it is standing behind a pack of huskies. You already know that, but did you known that the Panamera Sport Turismo rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds? That’s probably not advisable under snowy conditions, but with 330 horsepower at your command, you can get yourself out of a lot of unfavorable conditions. What will come in handy up north are the heated seats, which will keep you toasty warm no matter the outside temperature. The new 8-speed PDK transmission distributes the power seamlessly as you move swiftly through the gears. The intelligent system knows where and when the power needs to go to keep you moving safely along.

Four Doors are Just the Right Amount

The conventional wisdom among driving enthusiasts has been that four doors are two too many. Not so in the Porsche Panamera, the sedan that looks so athletic the rear doors seem to disappear in the muscular contours of the body. The harmonious contour is a sumptuous buffet for drivers who are starved for both performance and comfort. The interior space will be a welcome benefit for riders who get to sit in the rear and admire your driving skills. Compare the Panamera to the iconic 911 and it’s definitely bigger, but any keen eye will be able to identify the Porsche heritage in this marvelous driving machine.

Restyled Interior Remains Typically Porsche

Porsche designers did some edits on the Panamera interior for 2018, but the improvements take nothing away from the Porsche heritage. The flat dashboard offers supreme viewing and plenty of room to display the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. Touch-sensitive buttons on the center console deliver the kind of advanced technology you’d expect from a leading premium car company. Plush leather seats offer plenty of support for those times when you want to put the Pamanera through its paces on the track or a lonely mountain road. See why the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is the perfect vehicle for all conditions when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

From the launch of new vehicles to anniversaries and a number of sporting events, Porsche had a banner year in 2017. The year started with Porsche enlarging the 911 model lineup with the addition of the GTS models. Things continued on an upward swing with month after month of record vehicle deliveries and a celebration of the millionth model produced on the Zuffenhausen assembly line. The year concluded in December when the Porsche Museum finished the restoration of the oldest model 911 in existence, a vehicle known as the 901 when it was built back in October 1964. You can best celebrate the history of this iconic carmaker by visiting Porsche of Tucson and taking a test drive.

New and Redesigned Models Put Fresh Look on Porsche

With a new turbocharged flat six engine, increased torque and standard Porsche Active Suspension Management on all models, the 911 GTS lineup started the new year with a bang. The new 911 models were based on the wider chassis with all-wheel drive, which presented a more aggressive stance on the road. Spoilers on the front and rear increase the downward pressure on the vehicle, providing phenomenal handling in corners. The company unveiled two other new models in June, the 911 GT2 RS and the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, taking turbo technology to new heights. Porsche came out with the third generation of the popular Cayenne SUV in August, while October saw the revival of the purist concept that drove the 1968 911T when it unveiled the 911 Carrera T.

One Millionth Model Produced

In May the company produced the one-millionth model to come off the Zuffenhausen production line, an Irish Green Carrera S with many of the same features as the first 911 model that rolled off the line in 1963. The 911 has always been manufactured at the Zuffenhausen plant. As a testimony to the quality of the production team, engineering and materials, more than 70 percent of those cars are still on the road today. “We have continued to enhance the technology of the 911, refining and perfecting the sports car, “ according to board chairman Oliver Blume. “That’s why it remains a state-of-the-art and technically innovative vehicle.”

Future Bright for Porsche

Porsche delivered about 246,000 vehicles in 2017, exceeding the record 2016 total by four percent. The new Panamera had an 83 percent increase from the previous years, and hybrid models have been very well-received. The 718 models also had a nice increase as the company prepares for another record setting mark this year. See why Porsche remains the iconic sports vehicle of everyone’s dreams when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.