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Posts Tagged ‘porsche 911’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS breaks the barrier between road-going sports cars and racing cars. It is equipped with the maximum amount of motorsport technology, which is suitable in a street-legal 911 for everyday currently possible. Extensive changes were made to its propulsion, aerodynamics and lightweight performance to an even higher level than the 911 GT3. With extremely fast tested lap times, the new 911 GT3 RS surpasses its predecessors considerably.
Enterprising motorsport know-how is the driving force behind this outstanding performance. The 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 4-liter, 6-cylinder engine developing 500 hp and 338 lb.-ft torque, in combination with a specially designed PDK transmission. The engine has the largest displacement and makes most of any naturally aspirated engine with direct injection of the 911 families. The acceleration of the high-performance sports car climbs from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and hurls through the quarter mile on the track in 11.2 seconds. Functions such as split gas from “paddle to neutral” (comparable to press the clutch with conventional manual gearbox) and speed limitation on the pit speed were adjusted using key from the motorsport. This gives drivers more freedom in terms of driving dynamics, while allowing maximum control and engagement.
The 911 GT3 RS is the vanguard of intelligent vehicle lightweight design. For the first time, the roof is made of magnesium. In addition carbon fiber is used for the engine and trunk lids, and other components of weight saving materials. This makes the RS model to 22 pounds (10 kg) lighter than the 911 GT3. A 30-centimeter recess extends centrally through the CFRP bonnet and magnesium roof. This function is a stylistic reference to the opening at the tailgate of the classic 911 models with air-cooled engines, the two largest lightweight components of the new 911 GT3 RS. Another feature is the unique front wheel arch ventilation slots in the top of the fender. Just like in thoroughbred racing cars, for all you diehard enthusiasts, they increase downforce on the front axle.
The chassis of the 911 GT3 RS is optimized for maximum speed and accuracy. Rear axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with fully variable differential lock on the rear axle, increases the vehicle’s agility and dynamism. It also allows for a wider track front and rear, and reduces body roll even further than in the 911 GT3. In addition to the 911 GT3 RS model with the widest tires, the result is more responsive turn-features, sharper steering response and even higher cornering speeds.
The interior design of the 911 GT3 RS will take your breath away. At Porsche of Tucson, we believe this vehicle is simply amazing. The 911 GT3 RS introduces so many new value added features. Check out the spectacular full bucket seats. Based fundamentally on carbon bucket seats out of the 918, the optional Sport Chrono Package offers its integrated timer – Porsche-pass accuracy app for smartphone use. The route Precision app is utilized to automatically be time measured by GPS and log data on a smartphone for many driving parameters such as speed, lateral acceleration and the deceleration, and acceleration in the direction of travel.
You have a choice of over 20 models of the Porsche 911 in the US. The models just keep coming and Porsche lovers have quite the selection to choose from.
In 2014 Porsche company produced a special 50th Anniversary Edition. The 50th Anniversary Edition edition is no longer on the market, but has been replaced by the brand new 911 Targa 4 GTS.
The base model, the 911 Targa 4 came to the market in 2014 with a 350 horsepower 3.4 litre with Porsche’s famous true flat 6-cylinder engine. The new Targa gets all the GTS trimmings with a beefier engine and many cosmetic improvements.
The GTS will now have 0.4 litres of extra displacement instead of the 3.4 litre power plant on the base model. The result is an extra 80 horsepower that brings it up to 430 horsepower. It will also include a four-wheel-drive system.
With the old-fashioned 7-speed manual gearbox, the new 911 Targa with the 430 horsepower engine can do 0 to 60 in an impressive 4.5 seconds. Even more impressive is Porsche’s amazing manu-matic transmission with a twin-clutch PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung), which can get you to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
The Targa 4 GTS top speed is 188 mph for the 7-speed manual transmission and 187 with the twin-clutch PDK. That’s an improvement of 0.5 to 0.7 seconds to get up to 60 mph from rest, and a top speed improvement of 13-14 mph.
The standout feature of Porsche’s newest 911, is the electric roof that raises the entire back window and stores the roof cover. The Porsche Targa’s folding roof is one of the most impressive folding roofs on the market. Some of the cosmetic improvements on the Targa 4 GTS include 20-inch matte black centre lock wheels, black intakes, a sport design at the front, extra black logos and black aluminum highlights.
You can expect to pay quite a bit more for the GTS’ improvements in performance and cosmetic upgrades.
The standard 911 Targa 4 is currently selling for $101,600, while you can expect to pay around $132,800 for the GTS. The only question that remains is if the GTS is worth that extra money.
That question will be answered very soon as the 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS will be out in April 2015 in showrooms across the US.
Visit Porsche of Tucson to test drive your favorite Porsche today!
Fast, Fun and Phenomenal, This Car’s Built for Cornering
True enough, the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 goes from 0-60 in an eye-blinking 3.1 seconds and reaches almost 123 miles per hour in the quarter mile, but the real fun of driving this testament to testosterone is how it handles hairpin curves. Although technically a street car, the GT3 is tuned to handle the toughest road courses without fear of launching yourself into a gully. Feel the rear end release as you power through a corner, allowing a slight amount of drift that makes both you and the car feel alive. Check out the GT3 at Porsche of Tucson for a test drive (within the speed limit, of course).
Weight Distribution is Key to Cornering
The engineers at Porsche have been building racecars long enough to know a few things about weight distribution and fine-tuning suspension. By placing 60 percent of the car’s weight in the rear, the Porsche 911 GT3 distributes the acceleration g-force to both axles. Although the car’s engine only produces 475 horsepower, those are well-trained horses that make good use of the vehicle’s 6.9 pound per horsepower output. A seven-speed automatic transmission knows exactly when to shift, leaving you to concentrate on its exhilarating ride. A launch program knows precisely how much horsepower to deliver without spinning the tires.
GT3 Design Doesn’t Stray Far from 911 Line
Although the GT3 resembles the 911 Carrera S in many ways, its design is distinctive both inside and out. Three large air ducts on the front and a recessed front bumper provide both functionality and a warning that this monster is waiting to be unleashed. The large wing on the back and an air intake provides fresh oxygen to the inline six-cylinder engine. It’s a little larger and heavier than the Carrera, but the interior is all Porsche. The use of high-performance materials on the dash and center console makes an appealing cockpit. Carbon fiber seats and aluminum pedals remind you that you’re in a racing vehicle, but available twin-zone air conditioning provides just the right amount of creature comforts.
2016 GT3 RS to Receive New Engine
When Porsche launches its new GT3 RS next year, it will be with a new engine design expected to deliver at least 25 more horsepower than the current model. Additional use of carbon fiber is expected to lower the weight of the vehicle, producing an even more prodigious racing machine. Porsche also hints that the new GT3 may have an optional manual gearbox, designed for the true racing aficionados who like to milk every last rpm from each shift. As for the rest of the Porsche 911 models, expect a switch to all-turbo charge engines in 2016. Keep in touch with Porsche of Tucson for the latest offerings from the iconic carmaker.