Month: May, 2016
For serious car enthusiasts, are just drivers looking for a real sports car experience, there’s something special about taking the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera S around winding roads. It’s one of the more affordable of Porsche’s sports car lineup, and still invigorating to drive around.
You’ll Forget the Car is There
When you drive the Carrera you’ll experience, power, smooth performance, and excellent road feel. These facts don’t do the experience justice though. Imagine going down the road and forgetting that there’s even a car around you at all. You and the vehicle become one and you can swing around corners and travel at exciting speeds as if you’re doing it all on your own. Porsche has refined the driving experience to such a high level that it’s possible to forget there’s a car at all, and when that car melts away during some particularly spirited driving, well, that’s when things get very exciting.
Burn Down the Road
By now I’m sure you’ve heard complaints from at least one Porsche purist that the Carrera and Carrera S are both equipped with turbochargers. It messes with the tone of the vehicle they say, it creates turbolag they claim. Well, let me say that the Carrera S still sounds fantastic. It’s throaty, it’s raw with just enough of a rumble to let you know you’re in a powerful car. Not only does it sound formidable, but the Carrera S is also faster than before. It’s packed with 420 HP and when equipped with the Sports Plus programming and the PDK clutch it can go from 0 to 60 in just 3.7 seconds. Slam down on the gas pedal for a particularly long straightaway and you can imagine how it feels for a drag racer as you’re thrown back in your seat hard.
More Freedom While Driving
Every single 2016 Carrera comes equipped with the Porsche Active Sport Management suspension as standard, and the Porsche Stability Management system. Though they have similar names, they do different things. The suspension system handles spring stiffness, ground clearance and other such goodies to achieve stability as you speed along travelling wherever you decide. The Stability Management system also helps keep the car stable, but it does so by adjusting power and braking strategically to keep the car under control. This system offers more freedom than it once did, and will let you push the car farther past its limits without kicking in, perfect for the driving enthusiast that doesn’t want to go completely without the failsafes, but is looking for that racing experience all the same.
Though the 2016 Carrera and Carrera S have been modified to include a dreaded turbo, and they have more electronic nanny capabilities than before, they’re both deriver-centric vehicles that are a real experience to motor around in. Once you have one you just have to find the high quality roads to really test these machines out and get them up to their nearly 200 MPH speed cap.
Pacific Porsche has long been a support of Porsche racing in the California area, now it has the great pleasure of being the official partner for the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Series. That means that cup drivers will gain access to special service and supply perks from the company, as well as access to personal vehicles, since many of them drive Porsche cars as their street vehicles as well. The partnership is in place for the race season throughout 2016, and could continue further on in the future as well.
Mike Sullivan Enters the Race
Mike Sullivan, the owner of LAcarGUY, has a long history with racing. He’s participated in Vintage Racing for years and the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, and now plans on taking himself to the tracks to actually compete against other fellow racers in the high performance Pirelli GT3 Cup events. It’s an exciting opportunity that will allow Pacific Porsche to offer even better customer service in the future, by giving many of its lead members a taste of fast-paced professional Porsche racing.
Pacific Porsche is one of just 25 Porsche dealerships around the United States, and only one of two in the Los Angeles Area. It’s been in business since 1999, and is a highly reliable organization as proven through years of operation. LAcarGUY and Pacific Porsche in general is heavily involved in the local community and offers help to charity and important local events throughout the year.
With the partnership developed both Pacific Porsche and Competent Motorsport (the organizers of the Pirelli GT3 Cup) have something to gain. Pacific Porsche gets increased exposure and more experience with racing and taking care of racers. This can only help improve customer service and experience levels over time. Competent Motorsport gets a reliable supplier to help with important parts and exclusive inventory that isn’t easy to come by.
The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA is on its 10th year of operation in 2016, and has seven different racing events scheduled for the 2016 season. It’s an exciting opportunity for everyone involved, and the partnership is one that could carry on for many more years in the future as well.