Category: Pacific Porsche
There’s a lot of buzz around alternatives. Actually, around here, there’s always buzz. So how do you get away from the buzz and get into reality? Hop into a 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and go in (green) style! Pacific Porsche and LAcarGUY welcome to the only true performance vehicle in the utility class that carries a light footprint and can kick pavement between the eyes…
Yes, the Cayenne Hybrid is different. While it is not the highest performance Cayenne in the lineup, it’s other attributes are very evident and welcome. Carrying all of the same highlights of the completely redesigned Cayenne gas versions, this new model goes way beyond what you’d expect. Its Hybrid system is unlike any other on the market. While there is nothing subtle about the Porsche performance, the only giveaway of this car’s Hybrid status is the two badges just behind the front wheel wells.
Check out this quick video and see for yourself how Porsche has set the bar high on the perfect SUV. In our opinion!
So there’s hype, buzz and then a mix of those with reality when you talk about luxury and conscientiousness. Porsche has taken an interesting venture into the Hybrid fray with no different an approach than all of their other engineering (well, let’s say nearly all). The 2011 Cayenne Hybrid is amazing: Porsche performance with a green halo! So what makes this one tick?
Unlike a typical full hybrid model, in a parallel full hybrid system the electric motor is integrated into the drivetrain. The hybrid module sits between the transmission and the combustion engine where it docks to a decoupler. The heart and brain of the drive system is the Hybrid Manager: supplied with all the relevant information, it coordinates the combustion engine and electric motor to suit the current driving style. The 240-cell, 288-Volt battery with a 38-kilowatt capacity is situated in the spare wheel recess. A useful space-saving, because it minimises the intrusion into the luggage volume. With the aid of a special cooling system, its temperature is maintained at below 40°C.
And for a little more techie speak, what makes the Cayenne Hybrid work so well? The parallel full hybrid system also comes into its own when driven at higher speeds. Without drive power needed from the engine and electric motor, the gasoline engine is automatically disengaged from the drivetrain and shuts off: The Cayenne S Hybrid continues to “coast” along. Engine drag and the associated deceleration effect are eliminated, and efficiency is increased.
The “e-power” function expands the range in which the vehicle can be run solely on electric power. The throttle map is adapted so that the combustion engine is engaged later than when in “Normal” mode, depending on performance requirements. This function is activated via a button on the center console.
All things considered, this is what it comes down to: More dynamic. More powerful. More efficient. Keep that in mind if you’re already been by to drive the completely redesigned gas Cayenne. This Cayenne hauls, at a whole new level!
Porsche is a very unique brand because, despite regularly releasing new, improved beautiful examples of Porsche design for us to marvel, they also embrace their history and the enthusiasts who collect their older cars. Instead of ignoring the passion that Porsche buyers have for their cars, this is a company that truly appreciates that a Porsche owner is a Porsche enthusiast.
In 1948, the first Porsche was built in Germany and the automotive world was changed forever. Two years later, thanks to the foresight of Ferry Porsche and Max Hoffman, the first two Porsches arrived in New York City. Today, America’s passion for Porsche is deeper than ever, and to celebrate 60 years of Porsche in the U.S., PCNA is welcoming owners, fans and enthusiasts to tell their Porsche stories, and even help us locate the oldest Porsche sports cars in America.
Porsche- Celebrating 60 Years of Passion in America is a new site where there is a bevy of beautiful videos & photographs, interesting historical facts and Porsche Family Stories from enthusiast owners like Jerry Seinfeld.
From the site:
“The Porsche brand was established in Germany in 1948. In 1950, New York City businessman Max Hoffman introduced the Porsche 356 to America, sparking a love affair that has lasted for six decades. Today, America’s passion for Porsche is deeper than ever, and our Family Tree sports strong new branches. To help us celebrate 60 years of Porsche in America, we’re inviting owners, fans and enthusiasts to tell their Porsche stories on our Porsche Family Tree. We’re also looking for the oldest Porsche sports cars in the U.S. in the My Porsche Classic Search.”
Once you jump in, consider the boring part of your day to be over. Some of the featured content includes:
My Porsche Classic Search
- They are on the search for the oldest Porsche vehicles sold in America! If you own and can officially verify the retail age of your Porsche, you are invited to enter your car in one of the categories that include the oldest 356, 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxster, Cayenne, Carrera GT and Cayman. Participants receive a badge from the Porsche Museum and the top 12 models may be photographed and included in the American exhibit at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
Porsche Passion Contest
- Win one of three trips to the Porsche Sport Driving School (with a guest) by entering your favorite Porsche story.
- An interactive timeline with photos of founders, cars and innovations, this section will keep you engaged if you love Porsche and want to learn even more!
Porsche Family Stories
- The Porsche legend is filled with larger than life stories. Thrilling race wins. Shattered records. Technological feats. Yet some of the favorite stories come from the mouths of owners and enthusiasts. Intimate tales of passion offer a glimpse into the ties that bind all Porsche owners. This is your opportunity to look beneath the sheet metal and statistics and see the heart and soul of Porsche.
Almost every part of the site is interactive: user can submit stories, photos and even video. This project will just increase the rich history of 60 years of Porsche Passion in America.
One of the featured videos by designer Freeman Thomas discussing the animated design of Porsche:
This is an exciting vehicle, no matter which way you look at it. Porsche has a winner on its hands with the complete redesign of the Cayenne. It’s no wonder that it has taken the luxury SUV market by storm since inception.
In this test drive video, our own Carl Tofflemire has some grin-inducing fun with the unrivaled Cayenne. Look at the car and you’ll see, aside from the fact that it shares some overall looks from the previous generation, the new vehicle is nothing like the outgoing model. No detail was left untouched by Porsche’s engineering and design teams as they set out to create the ultimate vehicle in the category. And we’re pleased to have it!
As Carl demonstrates, the new Porsche Cayenne has power to spare and features to match. Porsche even states that the 2011 Turbo gets better gas mileage than the 2010 V6! Talk about upgrades and improvements! But don’t take our word for it, come on in and experience it for yourself…in a V6 or V8.
It was Oktoberfest in August for Pacific Porsche customers and we rolled out the 2011 V-6 Cayenne and Panamera. As Bavarian attired waitresses served authentic carbonated refreshments, we caught up with our Porsche-loving friends itching to check out some great new rides! There has been such great buzz and anticipation behind the V6 engines powering the new Cayenne and Panamera. And guess what?! They don’t disappoint.
As Carl Tofflemire would tell you, the performance of the new Porsche models is nothing short of amazing. And it takes a special vehicle (or two) to bring a crowd the size we welcomed here. The 2011 Cayenne is new and nothing was left to chance. It drives better, stops better, corners better and uses technology that you just don’t see in other vehicles including luxury types.
When it comes to events at Pacific Porsche, it’s about the customer, the products and the experience. Nothing embodies that feeling more than when there’s hearty German food, German drinks and German cars. Thank you for making our second “Oktoberfest” such a success. See you next year!
Enjoy the party photo album right here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/27164581@N06/sets/72157624356401697/with/4788374602/
This past Sunday, Pacific Porsche participated as a proud sponsor of the Wine & Beer Festival at the Trump National Golf Club above the picturesque cliffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, just minutes from our Torrance location. Proceeds went to the Providence Little Company of Mary and Rotary Club of Rancho Palos Verdes while the large crowd spent a glorious day enjoying boutique tastes from wineries and breweries both near and far along with fantastic foods.
With a fine display of Porsche vehicles: 911 GT3RS, Panamera Turbo, Cayenne Turbo and Boxster Sport Convertible, guests were able to satisfy their tastes with a range of performance, price and prowess. While many gravitated immediately to the recognizable 911 shape, the Panamera likely garnered top attention and was parked as the centerpiece of the arrangement.
Attendees enjoyed time sitting in and walking around the vehicles with questions ranging from the options for the new Panamera to performance specs of the Boxster, qualifications and comparisons of the 911 variants, with many asking the ultimate question: “Why have I not traded my current car in on one of these?”. Having five models on hand, even with the steady flow of guests, allowed for many to take their time in the Porsche of their choice.
The day was another culmination of what the LAcarGUY family of dealerships feels so strongly about and is what people are looking for: local community events and involvement, the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for some great organizations, being close to the ocean and nature as well as offering those that want the best, the right automotive experience.
It’s not every day that you get to take in the entire Porsche product line. Better yet, get a chance at driving one. On a race track, under the guidance of the Porsche Sport Driving School around some of the Porsche Owners Club elite! Now we’ll add the icing on the cake: Your chance is at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana (yes, your back yard) on June 4 and 5.
So if you love Porsche cars, autocross, LeMans racing, learning, listening or all of the above, you’ll want to take part in the first come, first served event. Pacific Porsche is pleased to invite you to take part in this unbelievable experience, even your camera-ready smartphone won’t believe what happened to it!
Our Facebook and Twitter pages are filled with exciting news, events, upcoming models and exclusive deals and we encourage you to participate.
This November we will be giving away an Ipod Nano and FIVE $50 gas cards to
our social media fans throughout the month (Followers/Fans on both
double their chances). Winners* will be randomly picked from our
followers and fans at the end of November. In addition, ALL
fans/followers will receive 10% off their next service or parts
purchase in November**! (check your Facebook/Twitter email for coupon)
Saturday, October 17, 2008
11:00 am to 4:00 pm (test drives available)
Kindly RSVP by October 15, 2009
Service Clinic: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Call for reservations: 310.891.2100
27-point technician inspection – Talk with the techs.
$77.50* oil service exchange (*excludes Carrera GT)
Join us as we launch the new 2010 Porsche Panamera at the Celebration Of First Event. Not only will you get
the chance to see the Panamera’s daunting power, relentless precision and luxurious seating for four, but you
may find yourself being the very first to take a test drive. So come celebrate. And witness, yet, another
Porsche first. The 2010 Panamera will be on display and you’ll receive a complimentary gift bag for attending.