New Porsche Macan Design Makes Big Splash in Shanghai

Earlier this summer, Porsche showed off a new design for the stunning Porsche Macan in Shanghai. Not only does the sporty crossover look even better, but it promises to deliver superior comfort, connectivity, and driving dynamics.

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One of the first things to notice about the Porsche Macan’s new design is its LED headlights and taillights. These newly-designed lights will come standard, giving the Macan an even sportier and more modern look. The lighting design pays homage to the iconic 911 and 918 Spyder models, giving it an edge of aggressiveness and an air distinction.

Inside, buyers will get to choose from a number of new options. The new GT Sport steering wheels, similar to what is found in the 911, comes with a mode switch and a Sport Response Button. Additional features include a heated windshield and an air ionizer to improve the air quality.

There will be numerous new exterior color options this year including Dolomite Silver Metallic, Miami Blue, Mamba Green Metallic, and Crayon. These colors, combined with new interior packages, ensure buyers can customize their Macan even further than before.

To help give drivers a break, there is a new available Traffic Jam Assist feature. It comes with adaptive cruise control that operates at speeds up to 37 mph. The system has partial automated braking and acceleration and helps with steering in a slow-moving traffic.

To learn more about the new Porsche Macan, stop into Gossett VW Porsche.

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS Sets Nürburgring Lap Record

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a tried-and-true racehorse. The track-designed model was meant to impress bystanders and set records, and it recently did both of those things at the legendary Nürburgring.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Sets Nürburgring Lap Record - Gossett VW Porsche - Memphis, TN

Driver Kevin Estre got behind the wheel of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and set a new track record, tackling “The Green Hell” in just 6:56.4 minutes, besting the time set by the previous GT3 RS by an unbelievable 24 second margin. That lap time makes the 2019 911 GT3 RS the third Porsche to ever run a lap at Nürburgring in under seven minutes.

“No other Porsche model gets as close to racing as the new GT3 RS. Many innovative ideas from top-level motorsport were transferred, for example, from the 911 GT3 R,” said Frank Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.

This sub-seven-minute lap time wasn’t just a fluke either. Estre completed four laps in under seven minutes with just tenths of a second between them. That consistency is a testament to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS’s performance and drivability.

The new track-ready model features a 520-horsepower naturally aspirated engine. It races from zero to 60 mph in just three seconds and boasts a top speed of 193 mph. While you likely won’t be able to test the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS on a track as challenging as Nürburgring, you can still make it yours at Gossett VW Porsche.

Porsche World Expedition Ready to Go

The Porsche World Expedition, a journey like no other, is underway. The expedition spans six continents, lasts 80 days, and allows participants to explore the world from the driver’s seat of the new Porsche Cayenne S. The expedition kicked off in Australia on May 11 with a group of 20 participants setting out to explore the Outback. This once-in-a-lifetime journey begins at Australia’s east coast and ventures across the outback to Perth.

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The Porsche Cayenne S is prepared to handle such an adventure: it comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers a whopping 440 horsepower. It also comes with the Porsche Traction Management active all-wheel drive system, allowing you to feel confident and in control as you traverse any terrain. This system will be particularly useful while driving in the Australian Outback, as participants traverse desert landscapes and dirt roads, driving through the Simpson Desert, the Red Center, and the Great Central Road to Perth.

The Porsche World Expedition will explore Africa, Europe, South East Asia, Central America, and South America. With the power and capability of the Porsche Cayenne S, participants will experience the world like never before, all while sitting within a luxurious, comfortable, and smart interior.

The Porsche Cayenne S is just one of the many powerful and prestigious Porsches in stock at Gossett VW Porsche. Schedule your test drive and you will understand why Porsche is the first name in high-performance luxury automotive.

Most Powerful Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 is already known as a high-powered sports car that’s both stylish and comfortable. Now, though, the brand is going the extra mile to blow enthusiasts away. The new Porsche 911 Turbo S will be the most powerful model to date, but there’s a catch.

The upcoming 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe will feature a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that delivers 607 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The standard seven-speed PDK transmission allows for optimized shifting. That combination brings the car’s 0-to-60-mph time to just 2.8 seconds, giving the upcoming 911 Turbo S a track speed of 205 mph.

However, not everyone will be able to get one.

The 2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe will be limited to a production run of just 500 units. Porsche Design will commemorate the car with a Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series titanium-cased watch. The watch is only available to the 500 lucky owners of the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Coupe.

We here at Gossett Volkswagen Porsche are pumped to see Porsche once again pushing the limits of the road!

Porsche Cayenne Tows a Jumbo Jet

2017 Porsche Cayenne

There’s tons of reasons to love Porsche vehicles. Style, luxury, and power. Plenty of power. The Porsche Cayenne proved all of this when it recently scored a Guinness World Record for towing an airplane.

The Cayenne not only towed an airplane—it towed a jumbo jet. While the Cayenne’s max towing capacity is listed as 7,700 pounds, you can bet that a jumbo jet weighs significantly more than that. In fact, at 314 tons, the Airbus A380 that was towed was about 82 times the Cayenne’s max towing amount.

The amazing feat took place at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, where crews hooked up the airplane to the Cayenne just as they would a trailer. The Cayenne’s strength took it from there – pulling the double-decker plane 140 feet across the tarmac. That’s the heaviest aircraft to ever be pulled by a production car!

“Our cars can go a bit beyond what our customers might expect,” said Porsche GB technician Richard Payne. What an understatement!

While you shouldn’t try towing an airplane at home, you’ll be impressed by all the power the Porsche Cayenne can give you. Check it out today at Gossett Porsche VW.

A True Speed Wagon: The Performance Specs of the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

You can say that the upcoming 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is a wagon, and you’d be right—it certainly falls into that category. However, anything that Porsche does has a tendency to defy preconceived notions. The Panamera Sport Turismo is no different.

 

The first remarkable quality that anyone is bound to notice is the classy and sleek exterior of the new model. Most wagons come off at least a little boxy—that is, if they come off looking like a barn on four wheels. Nothing could be further from the truth with the Panamera Sport Turismo. There’s the attractive fastback rear design completed by a cool rear spoiler. It’s about aesthetics, but the sporty profile also has a profound purpose: aerodynamics.

Effectively cutting through the air would be important to a wagon like the Panamera Sport Turismo. The performance specs of the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo speak for themselves. You don’t want anything holding it back when it’s powered by a refined 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine, good for getting you from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5 seconds. If that seems like too long, you’ve got options. The top-end 4.0-liter V8 option makes 550 horsepower and ups your 0 to 60 mph time to 3.4 seconds.

 

Of course, we shouldn’t forget that the Panamera Sport Turismo is indeed a wagon. The rear bench comfortably seats three with 18.4 cubic feet of cargo space to spare. Come and see this one-of-a-kind wagon for yourself when it arrives at Gossett VW Porsche!

Rarest Porsche Models as Chosen by Porsche

Porsche 924 GTS driving offroad
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Porsche recently released a video that detailed what its employees have found to be the rarest Porsche models ever made. Counting down from fifth rarest to first rarest, the video is a great watch not just because it’s informative but for a closer look at these rare gems.

Dieter Landenberger, manager of Porsche’s Historical Archives, goes for a walk through an enormous garage full of old Porsche models covered in sheets and uncovers the five most unique models one by one.

The fifth most uncommon Porsche is the 911 Turbo S (964), created in 1992. Only 86 were made, despite the fact that a brand new paint color was created especially for it.

Next is the 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS, which was designed for private racing. Only 50 of these were ever built, 49 of which were red and the very first of which was white.

Coming in at no. 3 is the Porsche 911 GT, which was designed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Only 21 were built, which was partly due to its high sales price of over a million dollars in the early 1990s.

The second rarest Porsche ever is the 1984 911 SC/RS, of which 20 models were made for rally sport. And finally, #1 is the Porsche America Roadster, of which only 16 were built.

Watch the video here for a look at these fascinating cars!

New Porsche 911 GTS Horsepower Rated at 450 Ponies

Porsche 911 GTS driving on the coast
The 911 GTS*

Despite not going to the North American International Auto Show this year, Porsche still managed to kick up a stir of its own by hosting an off-site event that revealed the brand’s lineup of five new GTS variants on the 911 Carrera family. The models included in the event were the 911 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet, Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet, as well as the Targa 4. In addition, all of them had the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine under the hood. It was announced at the event that the Porsche 911 GTS would be good for 450 horsepower with the twin-turbo engine.

All of these 2017 models, according to Porsche, have a top speed of over 186 mph, but the fastest by far is the Carrera 4 GTS, which can reach up to 193 mph thanks to its innovative 7-speed manual transmission. Additionally, both of the GTS coupe models outmatch their non-GTS counterparts when it comes to going from 0 to 60 mph, shaving 0.2 seconds of their time. Of course, Porsche has taken the time to add some extra, luxurious cosmetic touches to the GTS models as well in order to give them a bit of high-end flair.

The Porsche 911 GTS horsepower rating isn’t the be-all, end-all of what the new 2017 GTS model lineup has to offer. Check out everything they provide when they go on sale in the US this upcoming April.

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Porsche 911 Named 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year Finalist

2017 Motor Porsche 911- Trend Car of the Year FinalistThe Porsche 911 just keeps getting better and better—and it looks like Motor Trend magazine agrees. This popular automotive magazine recently announced that the Porsche 911 is a 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year finalist. This is thanks to its well-rounded performance, iconic style, and unbeatable ride.

While discussing why the editors at Motor Tr22end chose this sports car as a finalist, the magazine stated, “Porsche keeps polishing its jewel. Just when you think the engineers in Weissach couldn’t make one of the world’s definitive sports cars any better, they roll out a 911 that does just that.”

Porsche 911 Features

One of the features that received the most complimentary attention from the magazine was the 911’s chassis. No matter the speed—even on base-level wheels—this chassis managed to impress the editors with its communicative and adjustable nature. Because of this, the magazine has declared the 911.2 “the nicest most user-friendly in 911 history.”

Along with its superior ride and performance, the Porsche 911 manages to impress with its style. Despite the fact that a 911 redesign is typically constrained due to its iconic style cues, the 911.2 managed to refresh this legendary sports car to make it better proportioned, turning it into a modern and beautiful machine.

You may wonder why the Porsche 911 is a 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year finalist. Come see this renowned sports car at Gossett VW Porsche.

Porsche Station Wagon On the Horizon

It’s not often luxury automakers known for making fast cars break their own mold, but Porsche is doing just that – again. The luxury automaker revealed an SUV nearly 15 years ago, but now the maker of the legendary 911 is looking to up the ante. The new Porsche station wagon is set to release next year.

The station wagon is just the latest model in the sports car manufacturer’s utility-driven portfolio. The Porsche Cayenne entered the market back in 2002 and made waves as a luxury SUV.

The new station wagon is based on the Panamera four-door coupe and is scheduled for its official debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next March. It would compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, another model that’s designed to appeal to drivers who desire the thrill of the road but want a practical vehicle as well.

The Porsche Panamera released in 2009 and more than 150,000 units have been sold since then. While station wagons have been on the decline in the United States, European drivers have driven the body style to popularity.

2016 Porsche Panamera
Current Porsche Panamera

Porsche revealed a hybrid version of the Panamera at the Paris Motor Show just last month. That model features an electric range of up to 30 miles and can reach 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

Here at Gossett VW Porsche, we can’t wait for the arrival of the new Porsche station wagon!