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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.

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.

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.

Eight Generation Sports Car Shows Gradual Evolution

As the Porsche 911, generally considered the premier affordable sports cars in the world, continues its natural evolution, Motor Trend magazine has released some spy photos of the upcoming eighth generation. Unless you look at the current model and the new version side by side, the changes are hard to discern, but the next step in the 911 progression has a more angular hood that takes a steeper nose dive than ever before. It may be another year before the new 911 shows up on the showroom floor at Porsche of Tucson. Until then there’s plenty of 911 inventory from which to choose for a test drive and ride home to your garage.

New 911 Longer and Wider

The new 911 appears to be longer and wider than the current model, with a rear spoiler that is definitely larger, spanning the entire width of the rear from taillight to taillight. Rear side vents are also larger, perhaps signaling the use of the new Porsche 3.0L twin turbo engine. The vents on the top of the rear engine bay are also larger, reaching all the way to the edge of the window. Expect the new 911 to have a hybrid option as Porsche continues to push toward more electrification. Porsche chairman Oliver Bloom said the company will continue to embrace the history of this iconic brand, while offering more modern options for future drivers. “For the simple reason that electrification still carries a substantial weight penalty, sports cars will hold on to classic propulsion solutions a little longer than other vehicle types,” he told Car magazine. “But even the 911 must eventually adjust, and according to analysts and the media, even plug-in supercars are making headway.”

911 Provides Continuity for More Than 50 Years

The Porsche 911, in all its various forms and models, has been providing the world with a true sports car that’s also an everyday driver since 1963. The 911 is closing in on 1,000,000 vehicles delivered worldwide, making it both an iconic piece of history and one of the most successful auto brands ever created. Starting out with just a 130 horsepower six-cylinder engine, the Porsche 911 has evolved into a 500-horsepower monster if you choose the $175,000 GT3 RS model. Even if you choose the most base Carrera model, you still get 370 horses that take you from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. That’s on the way to a top track speed of 183 mph. The Porsche 911 is one vehicle that’s just as at home on the track as it is on a Saturday night ferrying a couple to the opera. See the entire Porsche lineup and treat yourself to a test drive of the 911 by taking a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Larger Turbos Create More Power

The 2017 Porsche 911 GTS has adopted the same new twin turbocharged engine that already powers the 2017 Porsche 911 and 911 S. The 3.0L F-6 motor generates 450 horsepower and a grin-inducing 405 pound-feet of torque, which is 20 horses and 80 pound-feet more than the outgoing naturally aspirated flat-six engine. Porsche generates the extra horsepower by using larger turbochargers to flood the engine with oxygen. See what a thrill ride all that horsepower creates when you take a trip to Porsche of Tucson for a test drive.

Be the First to Hit 60 MPH

Unless your competition is driving a rocket car, chances are that you’ll be the first to 60 mph when you drive the new 911 GTS. When outfitted with the PDK transmission, Porsche says the GTS will go from 0 to 60 in just 3.4 seconds, or about the fifth of the time it takes you to scream “HOLEY MOLEY.” There is a danger that such power could be a little overwhelming in untrained hands, which is why the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is standard on every GTS. Suspension management reads the road using sensors to adjust your handling and help keep the driver in control. You’ll find it extremely helpful when your utilizing the Porsche App and Sport Chrono Package to record all your lap times.

New Design Provides More Downward Push

A new black spoiler lip on the front and taller spoiler in the rear help provide downward push to keep your new Porsche 911 GTS gripping the road and taking corners as if it were on rails. Black is the new fashion for other exterior elements, making an appearance on the taillights, rear grille and exhaust tips. Choose the rear-drive GTS to get a black strip running from tail light to taillight, while the all-wheel drive has a light strip separating the taillights. Black side mirrors, 20-inch wheels and black GTS door badging are other features of the new design.

Cabriolet Offers Top Down Excitement

If you’re looking for an adventure with the breeze in your hair, head to Porsche of Tucson to test drive the new Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet. Porsche Exclusive lets you personalize your Cabriolet with features like chrome tailpipe tips, platinum wheels, black tinted headlights with their own cleaning system, a leather rear view mirror and much more. Along with PASM, the Cabriolet comes with standard Porsche Traction Management, Porsche Stability Management and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus to help you remain in control.

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4-Wheel Drive, PDK Transmission Cover a Lot of Sins

If you’re looking for the ultimate gift for yourself or a loved one this Holiday season, consider the all-new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S PDK. This sporty version of an iconic sports car that has stood the test of time not only comes with 4-wheel drive, but also Porsche’s technologically astute PDK automatic transmission. With Porsche Traction Management (PTM) keeping an eye, or a sensor, on your wheel slippage and PDK taking you through the gears without so much as a slip, onlookers will be impressed with your driving skill. See how the Porsche technology can deliver a phenomenal driving experience with a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Add Sport Package for Rear Wheel Steering

If you really want to make an impression on your friends, add the Sport package to your new Porsche 911 and you’ll get specially designed mirrors, a two-mode exhaust, special steering wheel and a sport chrono package. You’ll also get rear-wheel steering, which delivers outstanding control when combined with the PTM. This combination takes fast corners and tames them while keeping you moving swiftly and smoothly through the slower corners. Combine all these features with the 420 horsepower twin-turbo engine to make the run from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Put that under your Christmas tree.

Connect to the World With PCM

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is the telemetry package that lets you connect to the outside world as well as receive real-time traffic updates with online navigation. Utilizing Google Street View and Google Earth lets you zoom in on neighborhoods before heading there. A 7-inch multitouch screen is your window to control the unit, or you can use advanced voice recognition software. Cell phone preparation makes it easy to connect your smartphone to the system, or you can use the telephone module with your SIM card for enhanced voice quality. Eight strategically-placed speakers bathe you and your passenger in concert quality sound. Head to Porsche of Tucson today and sit in the cockpit of a new 911 to experience why it is consistently recognized as one of the most iconic sports cars in history.

From Classic to Carrera, 911 Stands Test of Time

The Porsche 911 debuted in 1963 with an air-cooled engine and the moniker “901.” Peugeot charged trademark infringement and the company was forced to change the name to 911. From the original 128 horsepower engine, the 911 evolved through the years with the introduction of the 911 Carrera RS in 1973 and the 964 Series in 1989. The 964 introduced 4-wheel drive into the equation, as well as electronic management of the automatic transmission. Water-cooled engines made their arrival in 1989 in the 996 series.

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JD Power Study Says 911 Tops in Segment

Even if you don’t know too much about cars, chances are if you were asked to name the best sports car, you might say a Porsche 911. Once again, the 911 took the top spot among all nameplates for recognizability, as well as first place in its segment in the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. More than 80,000 people were surveyed about 245 different model cars. “Thrilled customers are what drives us on,” said Porsche AG chairman Oliver Blume. “All of our staff work with great dedication every day to provide our customers with the very special Porsche quality. It is the result of intensive work that is characterized at every stage and in every area by a love for the perfect sports car.” See the love and care put into each vehicle with a trip to Porsche of Tucson.

Macan Secures Top Spot in Compact SUV Category

While everyone has heard of the Porsche 911, the Porsche Macan is a relatively new model that continues to turn heads. Customers are so impressed with the build and performance of the Macan that it took first place in the Compact Premium SUV category for the second year in a row. “Every Porsche is proof of our comprehensive quality standard,” according to Porsche Board Member Albrecht Reimold. “Sportspeople judge themselves in competition by data and KPIs – and that’s exactly how Porsche builds its sports cars too. Our employees are aware of this challenge, which is a joy and an incentive at the same (time).”

Power Study Based on Initial Impressions

The JD Power study talks to car owners after the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. This is the 30th year for the study, which includes 233 criteria in the questionnaire. A couple of category examples include “driving experience” and “engine and transmission.”

Quality Something Porsche Customers Expect

“Top quality is an essential component of our brand identity at Porsche and it’s something our customers come to expect from us as well,” according to Frank Moser, Corporate Quality Chief for Porsche AG. “The difficult challenge is to not only maintain this high level (of quality), despite the rapid pace of technological change and the significantly increasing complexity of our products, but to also improve upon it in our new generation models.” Experience the quality for yourself with a drive to Porsche of Tucson. Slam the doors, honk the horn, but more importantly take a test drive to see just how special it is to own a Porsche.

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Pays Homage to 1967 Ancestor

The new 2016 Porsche 911 R has the same name as the 1967 predecessor that made its mark on the European rally circuit. Porsche decided to add the “R” to the new model to make it perfectly clear it was designed for racing. It is the lightest 911 you can buy, with a weight of only 3,021 pounds. Expect to have an emotional response when you first put the pedal to the metal and unleash all 500 horses of the flat-six engine that is teamed with a six-speed transmission. Porsche is only making 991 units for global distribution, so check in with Porsche of Tucson early and often to see how you can get your hands on the latest thing in racing.

Porsche 911 R Has Plenty of Giddyup

Take your new Porsche 911 out on a closed track and you’ll soon find out what a dynamic driving experience is all about. It takes just 3.7 seconds for this pocket rocket to go from a standing stop to 60 mph while on its way to a top track speed of 200 mph. You can only buy this car with a six-speed manual transmission that delivers short throws to let you quickly power through the gears. Lots of cars have more horsepower than this 911, but few know how to use their horses so wisely. The Porsche 911 R suspension laughs at sharp corners. Rear-axle steering provides precise handling with little drift or body roll. The rear differential locks to provide the most traction possible. Naturally, it’s important that a car this fast is also able to stop. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes are teamed with ultra-high performance tires to bring you safely under control in all types of road conditions.

Automatically Deployed Spoiler Provides Downward Force

The Porsche 911 R doesn’t utilize a fixed wing, but instead borrows the Carrera’s automatically deployed spoiler to provide plenty of downward force when traveling at high speeds. Although it shares a lot of the design with the 911 GT3, it is 110 pounds lighter than that car. Extensive use of carbon fiber and lightweight titanium helped shed the pounds. Carbon fiber backrests and full bucket seats with houndstooth upholstery are reminiscent of the early 911s from the mid-20th century.

Get Your Order in Now

Demand is expected to be high for this limited production vehicle, which will be arriving at Porsche of Tucson later this summer. You can order yours now to help ensure you aren’t left out in the cold. The starting sales price is $184,900, not including the destination fee.

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New Technology Makes Superb Driving Machine Better

By adding a ton of new technology to their already superior chassis setup, Porsche has made the new 911 a race car that’s perfect for the track or exercising your oats on a wild mountain run. With features like Porsche Traction Management, Porsche Torque Vectoring, Porsche Active Suspension Management and rear axle steering, the engineers have taken the Porsche 911 to a whole new stratosphere in terms of handling and performance where the rubber meets the road. With Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control keeping the roll in check when attacking hairpin turns at high speed, the 911 is the ultimate driving machine. Check it out with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Traction Management Distributes Power

PTM is part of the all wheel drive Porsche 911 that senses where power is needed and distributes the juice to help you keep maximum control. By using an electronic multi-plate clutch connected to sensors, the system instantly transfers power from one axle to another. Sensors collect a variety of data, including how fast all the wheels are spinning, and the longitudinal and lateral speed of the car. This system works in conjunction with Porsche Stability Management to give you the maximum control and performance at all times.

Porsche Torque Vectoring Puts the Brakes on Body Roll

PTV is a system that relies on using a rear differential lock in conjunction with the rear brakes to keep your vehicle stable in tight turns. When you attack a corner, physics demand that your car begin to roll to the inside of the curve. By applying slight brake pressure to the inside rear wheel and adding more power to the outside wheel, PTV helps keep your vehicle level so it can take the turn as if it was connected to a set of rails.

Porsche Active Suspension Management Adjusts Damping on Fly

By continually adjusting the damping on each wheel as the situation demands, PASM gives you increased stability, a more comfortable ride and better times on closed tracks. You can select two modes: Normal gives a nice mix of handling and a comfortable ride, while the Sport mode tightens things up to increase performance even more. In combination with rear axle steering, PASM increases handling and stability. Rear axle steering also helps in everyday errands by providing increased maneuverability in urban congestion. Test drive the Porsche 911 today at Porsche of Tucson and see what fun is all about.

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Redesign Adds 20 Horsepower

Visit the Detroit Auto Show in January 2016 and you’ll find the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S have packed a little more pop in their giddyup. By redesigning the intake ports, tweaking the fuel injectors and adding a little more fuel pressure, the engineers at Porsche have raised the Turbo’s output from 520 to 540 horsepower. The Turbo S also got a 20 horsepower boost, going up to 580 horses. A new dynamic boost function for the 2017 models also helps reduce turbo lag when you’re upshifting, delivering a more exhilarating driving experience. As you might expect, the times from 0 to 60 miles per hour are now a bit quicker. The Turbo model reaches 60 in just 2.9 seconds, while the Turbo S gets there in 2.8 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 205 mph. Visit Porsche of Tucson next year to try out the new Turbo models.

Exterior Gets Minor Refresh

For 2017, the new 911 lineup has a bit of a different look, with remodeled front and rear bumpers, different headlights and updated 20-inch wheels. Windswept taillights and new exhaust tips round out the exterior changes. The Porsche Stability Management system now has a Sport Mode, which lets you have a little more excitement before the stability control package kicks in and keeps you on the road. Push the “Sport Response” button and you get 20 seconds of hair raising overboost before things settle back down to normal. All Turbo models have parking sensors, LED headlights, a rearview camera and Sport Chrono package as standard equipment. Step up to the Turbo S and you not only get a little more speed, but also get to enjoy 18-way power seats, leather and additional carbon fiber highlights in the cockpit.

Carerra Now Has Turbo Induction

Say goodbye to the old naturally aspirated Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S. Now equipped with a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged engine, both models have gone the way of the Turbo and Turbo S, but at a reduced price. The Carrera engine generates 370 horsepower, while the Carrera S puts out 420 horses, which is about 20 more than previous models. The Carrera goes from 0 to 60 in just 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 183 mph, while the Carrera S hits 60 in just 3.7 seconds, with a max speed of 191 mph. Both models now have Porsche Active Suspension Management, to help you get the best handling possible to go with the additional performance. Take a test drive when these new models arrive at Porsche of Tucson to feel the excitement for yourself.