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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.

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.

Porsche made a big splash at the recent Frankfurt International Motor Show, unveiling the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The latest incarnation of the popular Cayenne has once again set the mark for performance in the SUV market, going from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds with a top track speed of 177 mph. Powered by a 4.0L V8 that produces 550 horsepower and a smile-raising 567 pound-feet of torque, the new Cayenne promises to raise the bar on fun. You can order your new Cayenne this winter at Porsche of Tucson and expect delivery in the fall of 2018.

Lightweight Chassis Boosts Performance

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo features a lightweight chassis that combines air suspension with the Porsche Active Suspension Management system to give tighter handling and less body roll than ever before. Using the new three-chamber air suspension system helps the chassis to map a greater range of spring tension than previous models, improving both the comfort of the ride and the handling. You can choose from six different ride heights and five different terrain settings for the ultimate in control and clearance. Choose the default setting for the highway, and then adjust for rock, sand, mud or gravel as needed when you take your Cayenne on the trail. Optional rear-axle steering improves the control even more. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control helps keep your Cayenne stable, while vector control adjusts the power to the wheels slightly to storm through those pinpoint curves.

Adaptive Spoiler Increases Efficiency

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo comes with an adaptive spoiler on the roof to increase efficiency while adding to the downward force on the rear axle. Used as an airbrake, the spoiler can also help you to stop quickly in the case of an emergency. The use of the spoiler decreases the length to come to a complete stop by almost seven feet from previous models when traveling at 155 mph. A new high-performance braking system comes standard on the Turbo, delivering a tungsten carbide coated layer applied to the cast-iron disc brakes to increase stopping power and cut down on brake dust.

More Horsepower Equals More Fun

The new V8 delivers 30 more horsepower than the current Cayenne Turbo model. Paired with the Porsce Traction Management system and a new 8-speed automatic transmission, that means greater acceleration, cruising comfort and ultimately, fun. Porsche has integrated the turbo chargers into a central layout, reducing the exhaust paths and improving responsiveness as you step on the accelerator. Stop in soon at Porsche of Tucson to see about putting your order in for the new Cayenne Turbo.

Use your voice or the intuitive touchscreen to call up vehicle information, perform functions and access the Internet with the all new 12.3-inch HD Porsche Communication Management System. Now available in the new Panamera and Cayenne, the PCM offers real-time traffic information through the navigation system. As part of the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, the PCM complements the digital gauges in the driver’s line of sight. With a central tachometer detailing the RPMs, two high-definition displays act as bookends to relay all vital driving data. You control all the data with an easy-to-use array of buttons on the steering wheel. See the new Advanced Cockpit and try out all the functions when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Now Available in Cayenne

If you’re looking for sophistication and technology in a full-size SUV, you can’t go wrong with the Porsche Cayenne. The Advanced Cockpit offers owners of this sporty people-hauler a new level of customization with all the information they need just a finger touch away. Adjust the main menu and start screen to fit your needs and then store all that info into a profile you can easily call up. You can also program the lights and all the safety assistance systems to meet your desires.

Comes With LTE Wi-Fi

The new Porsche Cayenne also comes with an integrated LTE sim card that connects you to the Internet anywhere there is cell phone service. You can program many important vehicle functions via your smart phone, including an engine heater. If you like to drive your Cayenne off-road, the Offroad Precision App lets you record important trail information in amazing detail, helping you to improve your driving skills.

New Cayenne Offers Enhanced Style

Both the exterior and interior of the new Cayenne are both unmistakably Porsche. Along with the new Advanced Cockpit offering more technology than ever before, the exterior style looks more like a Porsche than ever, with enlarged air intakes, horizontal light edges and an increased exterior length. The roof height has been reduced just a bit to give a more streamlined impression, while the luggage area has increased significantly, allowing you more room to haul your stuff without sacrificing any space for passengers. New LED headlights offer superior illumination while offering a high beam function that does not affect oncoming traffic. See the new virtual cockpit and all the things that make the Cayenne the choice for drivers who like to drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

Whether you choose a base model with a top speed of 142 mph, the GTS that pumps out 440 horsepower, or the ultimate Turbo S that shoots from 0 to 60 mph in a rocket-like 3.8 seconds, the Porsche Cayenne is sure to satisfy the driving enthusiast who needs a larger vehicle. The Porsche Cayenne, available now for a test drive at Porsche of Tucson, is the answer for people who hate to give up their sports car but need the extra room for kids, dogs and sporting equipment.

Cayenne Offers AWD Sophistication

Even the base Cayenne comes with Porsche’s all-wheel drive (AWD) system that delivers complete control in even the toughest driving circumstances. Starting at just a tick more than $60,000, The Cayenne comes with a 3.6L V6 engine that’s paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. Equipped with a start/stop function, the Cayenne engine will automatically shut off when you’re at a stop light, only to seamlessly start up again when you step on the gas. This superbly athletic vehicle is at home whether you’re cruising down the freeway or challenging a lonesome mountain road. A Sport driving mode button increases the performance and handling when you want to sow some wild oats.

Cayenne S Delivers More Power

Choose the Porsche Cayenne S and you get the same basic engine, but it’s fine tuned to deliver 420 horsepower for a top track speed of 161 mph. Also with AWD, the Cayenne S includes air suspension with the Porsche Active Suspension Management System, a self-leveling feature that allows you to control the ride height. Six-piston fixed caliper brakes on the front and four-piston brakes on the rear provide supreme stopping power. The Porsche GTS adds a bit more horsepower for a faster 0 to 60 mph time, but for the most powerful Cayenne you need to pick the 570-horsepower Cayenne Turbo S. Priced at a healthy $161,600, this Cayenne model is for the driver who really wants to test the limits of their ability. With a 3.8 second time going from 0 to 60, the Cayenne Turbo S boasts a 4.8L V8 engine with the quick response of a typical sports car.

Go Eco-friendly with Cayenne S E-Hybrid

For those who want the sophistication and driving experience of a Porsche without the need for break-neck speed, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid delivers an environmentally-friendly solution with still plenty of pop. The combination of gas and electric motors still produces 416 horsepower, enough to go from 0-60 in a smile inducing 5.4 seconds. With an estimated fuel consumption of 47 MPGe, this model proves you can still get your kicks while saving the planet. See all the Cayenne models and pick the one that’s right for you when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Buoyed by sales of the popular Macan SUV, Porsche continues to set sales records over the previous year. “For the twelfth consecutive month, we have topped previous-year results. This is an excellent outcome,” said Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. The Macan was responsible for 1,600 deliveries in July, an increase of nearly 72 percent from the previous year. The Macan is also the runaway leader in sales for the Porsche lineup for this year, with 12,238 deliveries. The larger Cayenne SUV is a distant second with 7,933 sales. See why the Macan is so popular by taking a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Macan Perfect Fit for Most Families

For people who need more room but are reluctant to give up the driving dynamics offered by a sports car, the Porsche Macan is a perfect fit. Choose the Macan S and you’ll get a 340 horsepower 3.0L twin-turbo V6 motor that can make the run from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The Macan GTS ups the horsepower to 360, while the Macan Turbo with a performance package is the fastest of all, reaching 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds thanks to a 440-horsepower motor. All the engines are mated to Porsche’s smooth-shifting PDK transmission, which takes advantage of all the power available in each range.

Enjoy a Cinematic Experience

Rear seat passengers can enjoy a real cinematic experience while the driver concentrates on straightening out curves thanks to the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment Plus system. Two 10.1-inch high-resolution color touchscreens are mounted on the back of the front seats. They are both outfitted with a DVD drive, SD card slot, HDMI interface and two USB interfaces so each passenger can enjoy their own entertainment options. You can also use the Porsche Connect Plus module to establish an Internet connection, or just use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot to stay connected to the outside world. While the backseat passengers are watching movies, the driver and front passenger can enjoy the Sound Package Plus, which delivers 150 watts of quality concert sound.

Air Suspension Provides Quality Ride

Choose the optional air suspension package and you can adjust your ride up to 15 millimeters lower than the standard Porsche Macan. The result is a great integration of a smooth ride and phenomenal handling. The ride is adjustable, allowing you to switch between Terrain Level, Low Level and Normal Level. It’s just another innovative technology that customers have come to expect from Porsche. Check it out for yourself when you test drive the new Macan at Porsche of Tucson.

Whether you prefer a hardtop coupe or drop top roadster, the Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman have you covered. With the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in in as little as 4.4 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 177 mph, both the Cayman and Boxster deliver the thrilling driving experience consumers have come to expect from a Porsche. Test drive both at Porsche of Tucson and see how a true sports car can bring the excitement back to your daily commute.

Mid-engine Offers Supreme Handling

The mid-engine placement on both the Cayman and Boxster provides a center of gravity tuned to attack corners with a vengeance. The location of the engine also reduces vibrations, which makes for a much smoother drive that is less tiring than other sports cars. The power also has a very short run to the rear axle, delivering instant acceleration as you tackle the world’s roads from your comfortable race-inspired seat.

Choose Your Horsepower

Choose the base model of either vehicle and you get a 300-horsepower monster 2.0L engine that not only delivers superior performance, but earns a rating of 28 mpg on the highway. Step up to the S model of both vehicles and you’ll get a 2.5L powerhouse that pumps out 350 horses while delivering miles of smiles to you and your passenger. Both engines are teamed with a 6-speed manual transmission that runs smoothly through the gears, getting the most out of each power range.

Exterior Design Unmistakably Porsche

When you see a Porsche 718 Cayman or Boxster out on the open road, there’s no debating who made the vehicle. With a low, wide and sleek design that’s not restrained by conventional norms, the exterior design of these models delivers sporty and distinctive edges with clearly defined curves. The wide stance of both vehicles is not only an aggressive look, but plays an important part in capturing the downdraft that helps both cars stay glued to the road. Large arches allow for wheels up to 20 inches in diameter. The door contours are not only beautiful, but direct wind into the large air intakes on the side of the car to help propel the turbocharged engine. Head to the rear of both the Cayman and Boxster and make a close inspection to see how the four LED brake lights, slimline accent trim and automatic wing all work together for both function and beauty. Take some time today to head to Porsche of Tucson to test drive the new 718 Cayman and Boxster. You’ll have the time of your life.

With the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the fastest street legal 911 ever produced. Powered by a twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that produces 700 horsepower, the latest 911 has a top track speed of 211 miles per hour. This limited production vehicle will be available at Porsche of Tucson in early 2018 with a base MSRP of $293,200.

Larger Turbos Push More Air

The 3.8L flat-six engine starts the same as the engine in the 911 Turbo S, but then the Porsche engineers added larger turbochargers, an additional cooling system and a customized seven-speed double clutch transmission to squeeze out every drop of performance. The cooling system uses a unique design that sprays water on the intercoolers during peak loads. By reducing the inlet temperature, this innovation offers optimal power even under the most severe conditions. The ability to harness all that horsepower and torque rests on the race-bred chassis that utilizes rear axle steering and ultra-high-performance tires to maintain control. The Porsche Stability Management system is tuned to let you experience all the thrills this new 911 can offer. You have the option to deactivate stability management and feel the wild rush that comes with letting this Porsche 911 off its leash.

Optional Package Saves Weight

The optional Weissach package trims the weight of the 911 GT2 RS by an additional 40 pounds, enhancing performance and efficiency. This package replaces many metal parts with carbon fiber equivalents, including the roof and anti-roll bars, as well as the axle end links. Magnesium wheels are also part of this package, reducing the overall weight by 25 pounds while improving the handling. The striking exterior styling of the new Porsche 911 is complemented by the sporty interior which abounds in red Alcantara black leather with contrasting red stitching and accents. It comes with a special GT2 RS Sport steering wheel, outfitted with paddle shifters to let you easily power through the gears. Full bucket seats with reinforced backrests and ample bolsters will keep you and your passenger in place as you attack the corners of your favorite track. This 911 comes with the Porsche Communication Management system standard, providing audio, communication and navigation. It also comes with the Porsche Track Precision app and Porsche Connect Plus, allowing you to record your driving details on your smart phone. Check in now to see about the possibility of ordering this true supercar by visiting Porsche of Tucson.