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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.

Now available in the new Porsche Panamera 4S, InnoDrive is like having a co-driver without all the nagging for bathroom breaks. Utilizing extremely precise data from the Porsche navigation unit, InnoDrive is a driving assistant that can accurately measure the upcoming route, speed limit and topography to select the ideal gear and initiate braking and acceleration as necessary. Learn more about InnoDrive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

‘You Have to Take the Plunge’

It might take a leap of faith to take both feet off the pedals, but Porsche project manager Philip Markschlager says the results will be well worth it. “You have to take the plunge with InnoDrive, for starters,” he said. “But in trials it soon became clear: that happens pretty quickly.” The Panamera knows what to do when it comes to a traffic control sign, stopping or yielding, then making sure the coast is clear before accelerating on its way. InnoDrive is a giant leap in techonology on the way to autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles.

Data Processed Twice a Second

The InnoDrive system processes data twice a second to recalculate the data profile and constantly keep evaluating the situation two miles ahead. Calculating all the possible variables would take a huge supercomputer, so the Porsche Panamera adopts an optimality principle that throws out the least probable scenarios to concentrate on the ones that will have the most success. The means the onboard computer doesn’t have to run through the entire calculation of possible outcomes during each data processing run.

Panamera the Sporty Saloon

The image of the European Saloon car used to be one of long hoods, longer trunks and four doors that had enough room for your home sofa and fireplace. Enter the Porsche Panamera, the sporty saloon that looks as athletic as it feels. With a taut roof line that caps a sleek profile, the Panamera is the sedan for those who still get a thrill out of driving. Now Porsche engineers have created the next evolution of the Panamera, reconciling the contradictions between comfort and performance while delivering both dynamics and efficiency.

Sumptuous Interior Built for Comfort

With an interior as rich and sophisticated as a European mansion, the Porsche Panamera provides the comfort, driving dynamics, and technology to provide the perfect transportation solution in the 21st century. Now with Porsche Advanced Cockpit, the Panamera interior allows access to the most important functions with a simple touch. Experience the space, comfort and handling of the new Panamera when you drive one today at Porsche of Tucson.

The love affair with the Porsche 911 began in 1963 when the prototype was first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in preparation for its release in 1964. Now 53 years and seven iterations later, the 911 still holds the mantle as the preferred premium sports car for people who enjoy driving. The initial model came with an air-cooled six cylinder engine that produced 130 horsepower and a top speed around 130 miles per hour. The new 911 GT3 also comes with a six cylinder engine, but it generates 500 horsepower and makes the run from 0 to 60 in a blistering 3.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of near 200 mph. The 911 comes in many flavors these days, which you can see for yourself by visiting Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche 911 Through the Years

1973 brought the first major iteration of the 911, producing a version that was longer than any other. Known as the “G” model, this 911 had large bumpers designed to meet U.S. crash standards. Three-point safety belts and large headrests added to the safety of the driver and passenger. The “G” version also brought the inception of the 911 Turbo in 1974. Performance increased through the years with the introduction of the first all-wheel drive model in 1988, the 911 Carrera 4, or 964. Horsepower was now up to 250, but that wasn’t the real story of this model. With more than 85 percent new components and a redesigned chassis, handling was vastly improved. This generation is in particular demand among Porsche 911 collectors.

993 One True Love of Collectors

Although any 911 brings a sparkle to the eye of someone truly infatuated with the Porsche mystique, the 993 is the one true love of many a collector. Released in 1993, this 911 was easy on the eye with a smooth, elegant styling. A lower slung front end, switch in headlight shape and exceptional dependability are just a few reasons why this model brings top price on the auction block today.

Water Cooling Next Breakthrough

The next generation of the Porsche 911 came in 1997, when the company added water cooling to the package. Now packing 300 horsepower, this model was also revolutionary in reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency. Horsepower increased again with the release of the 997, but it was 2011 when the 911 roared into its latest incarnation. With Porsche Active Suspension Management, optional rear axle steering and seeming unlimited power, the new Porsche 911 has raised the bar in the premium sports car market. Test drive one today at Porsche of Tucson.

Giving up performance for the sake of efficiency is just not an option when it comes to the Porsche brand. That’s why the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the epitome of both agility and fuel economy. With a 3.0L V6 forced-induction engine teaming up with an electric motor, the Porsche Cayenne S S-Hybrid delivers a maximum of 416 horsepower and back-cracking 435 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to put a smile on the face of even the most demanding driver as you pass big trucks and plenty of gas stations. Feel the performance of the Cayenne SUV when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Smart Accelerator Kicks In Extra Oomph

The Porsche engineers are so smart they designed an accelerator system that signals the Cayenne S E-Hybrid when you need a little extra power from the gas engine. While the electric engine provides plenty of power to keep up to highway speeds at coasting mode, when it comes time to get busy, just depress the accelerator past a certain point and the powerful gas engine comes to life, pinning you back in your seat where you can enjoy watching the scenery flash by. The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, making your day special whether you’re out on a lonesome country road or taking the kids to soccer practice.

Comfort is Not Forgotten

Is the Cayenne S E-Hybrid powerful and efficient? Yes it is, but that doesn’t mean the designers forgot about making this premium SUV comfortable. Eight-way power seats adjust fore and aft, up and down and at different angles to make the long drives less taxing. Choose the adaptive sport seats with the comfort memory package and you get 18-way power adjustment that stores your preferences in memory for those rare times you let others drive your Cayenne. Optional ventilation and unique folding rear seats provide both comfort and flexibility to haul everything from groceries to skis and toboggans.

Plenty of Features in Both Trim Levels

Whether you choose the base S model or the upscale Platinum edition of the the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, you get plenty of technology and features that only a Porsche can offer. When you visit Porsche of Tucson for your test drive, make sure you ask about how the Porsche Traction Management system of the all-wheel drive works together with Porsche Active Suspension Management to deliver the most control. Take special note of the Porsche Communication Management system, which includes a special navigation module and Porsche Connect Plus, making sure you stay in touch with the outside world wherever your travels may lead.

Porsche recently celebrated the 40th birthday of the 928 Gran Turismo at the Techno Classica World Trade Fair and Collector Automobile Show in Essen, Germany. The 928 display highlighted the Porsche exhibit, but the company also displayed a couple of early 911s and a 356 that are going through restoration due to the worldwide interest in bringing older vehicles back to life. It was in 1977 that the 928 debuted as the first Porsche Gran Turismo. The concept lives on in the Panamera Sport Turismo, a four-door sports car that proves its not the number of doors, but the performance and handling that provide an awesome driving experience. Contact Porsche of Tucson today to see when you can test drive the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo.

Sport Turismo Reinvents the Saloon Car

The old model of the European saloon car exuded wealth, but was also cumbersome with its bulky size and loose handling. Enter the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, which turned the saloon into a wild west shootout. Sporty drivers and their sporty passengers can now enjoy luxury without sacrificing performance and handling. Porsche engineers have reconciled what on the surface appear to be contradictions: room and performance, handling and comfort, family and career. You no longer need to own a minivan to trek the kids to the weekly soccer game. Do it in style in the Panamera Sport Turismo.

Panamera 4 Has Plenty of Power

Choose the Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo and you’ll enjoy 330 horses of unbridled fun at your control. Standard features include all-wheel drive, heated seats, sporty 19-inch wheels, Porsche Traction Management and a responsive 8-speed transmission with paddle shifters. Step up just a bit to the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo and you’ll find the performance increases to 440 horsepower enroute to a top track speed of 177 mph. The increased horsepower cuts the 0 to 60 mph time down by a full second to just 4.2 seconds, a phenomenal achievement for a full-size saloon car.

Design is Courage to Stand Out

Porsche says “nothing is taboo” for the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo when you’re talking about design. The fact that it doesn’t look like any other vehicle shows courage, an important factor for folks who want to take the road less traveled. The Panamera is a vehicle filled with ambition, from the aggressive front end to the functional air vents in the muscular, sculpted sides. See how the Panamera Sport Turismo stands alone by taking a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

There’s no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to investments. The stock market can be volatile, banks offer low interest rates on savings accounts and most investments are, well, boring. But as 20-year-old Pia Beckmann found out, investing in a classic Porsche can be both fun and potentially profitable. According to the Porsche news website, Pia decided she wanted a Porsche because of her father’s love for his 928. So with his help, she located a 1987 928 S4 that was available because of a water leak and some paint imperfections. After noticing that the price of 928 S4 Porsches had risen 50 percent between 2005 and 2010, she took the plunge and bought the car of her dreams. Known as the father of the Panamera, which you can test drive at Porsche of Tucson, the 928 S4 will potentially increase in value over the next few years. While that happens, Pia will enjoy her investment every time she gets behind the wheel.

Experts Say Old 911 Models Enjoy Massive Gains

According to Bloomberg, the Porsche 911 and 356 models have recently shown massive gains in value as the collector car market continues to blossom. Bloomberg says blue chip cars have risen from an average value of more than a half-million dollars to $2.6 million, with Porsches going from five digit sales to six and seven digits. “Even models as late as early 2000s’ Carrera GT’s hitting the million dollar mark on a model that used to be worth $300,000,” according to the financial experts at Bloomberg. Of course, that doesn’t mean that every Porsche on the lot at Porsche of Tucson will one day be worth multiples of what you’d pay for it today. But a smart investor who does a little homework can hit it big with Porsche in the classic car market. “If we are saying Mercedes have peaked, Porsches are the next big thing,” RM Sotheby auction car expert Gord Duff told Bloomberg.

Newer Vehicles Have Fastest Growth Rates

Bloomberg reports that “1980 and newer vehicles have the fastest growth rates of any models. What’s more, there are plenty of Porsches on the market now that have been owned by one person who bought it for $30,000 20 or 30 years ago and are now worth $150,000.”

Reliability Key to Porsche Investment Gains

According to Bloomberg, one of the main reason for Porsche’s growing appeal in the collector car world is the vehicle’s reliability. While other vehicles have a running joke that you need to pay for both the car and a mechanic to ride along with you, old Porsches just keep humming along. Many of the collector Porsches are driven regularly, with some even being daily drivers. The key to buying a collector Porsche is to do your research. See where the vehicle originated, how many owners it had and if it had any accidents. With a little work and luck, you just might cash in with a collector Porsche.

GT3, Sport Turismo, Panamera Hybrid Dominate Show

When it comes to unveiling new models, few automakers doe it as well as Porsche. The legendary car company took advantage of the recent Geneva Auto Show to unveil the all new Porsche 911 GT3, Panamera Sport Turismo and Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Look for all three models on the showroom floor at Porsche of Tucson in the coming months.

911 GT3 Intensifies Connection Between Road and Track

With a high revving four-cylinder flat engine that’s virtually the same as that in the 911 GT3 Cup race car, the Porsche 911 GT3 is an intense machine that delivers superior handling and phenomenal performance. This small car generates 500 horses, but a redesigned chassis with rear axle steering actually improves handling to help you keep all that power under control. You can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds on your way to a top speed of 320 kilometers per hours (199 mph). The new 911 GT3 sits lower than the 911 Carrera S, providing an “on rails” feel when you power through a corner.

Unmistakable Panamera Design Generates 550 Horsepower

In what’s been described as a cross between a futuristic station wagon and a sports car, the unmistakable Porsche Panamera has a new model that delivers plenty of room for people and cargo while not skimping on the performance you’ve come to expect from a Porsche. “For Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forwards into a new segment, but retains all of those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche,” according to the company’s director of style, Michael Mauer. The Panamera Sport Tursimo features an adaptive rear spoiler that adjusts according to the driving mode, speed and conditions to create more or less downforce on the rear end.

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is Flagship

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the flagship of the Panamera lineup, combining a V8 engine with an electric motor to not only create maximum efficiency, but also generate a whopping 680 horsepower. This Panamera is not your aunt’s hybrid as it can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and tops out at just under 200 mph. With all-wheel drive combined with Porsche’s intelligent chassis design, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets the stage for performance driving in the future. Make sure and check in frequently with the pros at Porsche of Tucson to see when all the new models will be available for a test drive.

Most Versatile Offering Combines Sport and Utility

With a low loading deck, large tailgate and increased luggage compartment, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo delivers an athletic option to solve the hauling problems of the everyday commute. “For Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forwards into a new segment, but retains all of those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche,” according to the company’s director of style, Michael Mauer. The two most common Porsche attributes anyone thinks of are performance and handling, and the Panamera Sport Turismo has those in spades. With 550 available horsepower and a tuned suspension built on lessons learned from the European racing circuit, this isn’t your grandpa’s station wagon. See how much fun a utility vehicle of this magnitude is to drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

Unique Design Carved Out of Panamera

The Sport Turismo’s unique design starts at the rear doors, when the sloping roofline and long contour dips dramatically toward the rear, extending into an adaptive spoiler. The spoiler is adjustable depending on the driving condition, delivering more downward thrust on the rear axle to give you greater control. As part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system, the spoiler also reduces drag to optimize fuel efficiency.

Digital Cockpit Just One Tech Advancement

The Sport Turismo will offer the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, where drivers can choose what important vehicle information to display. Other advancements like rear axle steering, electronic roll stabilization and Porsche Traction Management are also offered on the latest edition to the Porsche lineup, as are driver safety features such as adaptive cruise control.

Unique Seat Configuration Offers Versatility

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo offers three rear seats, with two individual seats on the outside for comfort and flexibility. A four rear seat configuration is also available with electric adjustment for easy access. The raised roof line also makes getting in and out of the rear a snap, as well as providing more cargo room in the back. When you fold all the back seats down, the loading floor is level to make it easy to haul cargo or roll out a sleeping bag on one of those long road trips. Porsche also offers a luggage compartment management system for the Sport Turismo. Two rails are integrated into the floor with lashing points for tie-downs and a partition net to keep cargo and people separate. The new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is scheduled for launch this fall in Europe. It will offer five different engines, including a diesel, a turbocharged option and an e-hybrid. Stay tuned to Porsche of Tucson to find out when it will first make an appearance in the U.S. market.

No Need to Sacrifice Driving Performance

It used to be that driving enthusiasts would have to sacrifice a guilty pleasure for the sake of the family. As one child came along, then two, then the requisite dog and soccer equipment, the two-seater had to give way to the minivan for the sake of the practicality. With the introduction of the Porsche Cayenne SUV several years ago, that’s no longer the case. The Cayenne is a sports car in an SUV body, with the same performance and handling that Porsche lovers have come to expect over the years. The Cayenne is perfect for the short sprint to school on a Wednesday morning or a run through the central Arizona mountains on the weekend. Its design exudes sophistication and athleticism while providing the sensible features family have come to depend upon. If you’re one of those drivers who is holding onto the last vestiges of youth while sacrificing the needs of a family, head over to Porsche of Tucson today and see just how much fun you can have behind the wheel of a Cayenne.

Cayenne Roots Grown in Auto Racing

Like every other Porsche, the roots of the Cayenne are well-developed on the tracks of the European racing circuit. That’s where the Porsche engineers and designers learned to integrate the car and driver as one unit, responding seamlessly to each other’s ebbs and flows. The interior of the Cayenne is a good place to start exploring, as it is literally built around the driver, with controls ergonomically placed within easy reach. The center console rises to put all the most important controls just a short reach away, while the new multifunction steering wheel puts many features at your fingertips. Along with being smartly laid out, the Porsche interior is extremely comfortable for both the driver and passengers. It’s style and purpose enhance the impression that this is one sophisticated driving machine.

Gentlemen, and Women, Start Your Race Car

Whether you choose the base Cayenne, S model, S e-hybrid, GTS or Turbo, the Porsche Cayenne offers everyone something to love with a wide range of features. The base Cayenne comes with a powerful V6 that delivers 300 horsepower and a top track speed of 142 mph. While that is plenty for most folks, step up to the S or GTS and you get 420 and 440 horsepower, respectively and the top speed surpasses 160 mph. The Cayenne Turbo S is the most powerful Cayenne, delivering 570 horsepower, a top speed of 176 mph and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid is the newest kid on the SUV block, still providing 416 horsepower through the use of a combination of gas and electric engines. This all-wheel drive sports machine also boasts something no other Cayenne can match, an equivalent of 47 mpg combined. Explore the entire Cayenne inventory and see how much fun you can have in an SUV when you visit Porsche of Tucson.