Lawrence Romanosky

Porsche | RUF BTR III On The Road – Part 3

by Sales Team on December 21, 2016

Porsche | RUF BTR III On The Road – Part 3

Porsche Centre Calgary is delighted to present to you the RUF BTR III Motronic. Driven here by Lawrence Romanosky from Porsche Centre Calgary. [click to continue…]

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Porsche | RUF BTR III On The Road – Part 2

by Sales Team on December 14, 2016

Porsche | RUF BTR III On The Road – Part 2

Built in factory in 1991 on a donor 1979 911, the RUF BTR III Motronic began its life with a white exterior and a tan interior and came with race seats, race harness and street legal race tires before its reconstruction. It was then completely stripped down and rebuilt, commissioned by an individual who invested an estimated $180,000 US dollars in 1991. After its initial post-rebuild owner had passed away, the car was bought and imported to Alberta, BC, where it eventually landed at Porsche Centre Calgary. [click to continue…]

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Porsche | RUF BTR III On The Road – Part 1

by Sales Team on December 7, 2016

Porsche | RUF BTR III On The Road – Part 1

Porsche is dedicated to presenting the world with high-quality, innovative vehicles, and the RUF BTR III Motronic is no exception. This astounding display of power is available at Porsche Centre Calgary, where we are proud to offer our highly-specialized skill and experience to all of our valued customers and their Porsche needs. [click to continue…]

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Porsche Innovation

by Lawrence Romanosky on January 26, 2015

Porsche Innovation | Tomorrow’s Cars for Today

When it comes to Porsche, innovation is more than being fast or having the most horsepower. Porsche Innovation goes beyond the final results to a car that is designed to be practical, efficient and fun. It is design that inspires you from the moment you first see the car to the instant you get behind the wheel. [click to continue…]

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The Porsche Principle

by Lawrence Romanosky on January 26, 2015

The Porsche Principle | A Leader in Design

The principle which guides Porsche in every vehicle designed is called the Porsche Principle. It is the singular focus to get the most out of everything that makes Porsche’s vehicles innovative leaders and legends. [click to continue…]

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Porsche 918 Spyder – Electrifying the Supercar

by Lawrence Romanosky on April 24, 2014

Porsche 918 Spyder on the trackI finally got a chance to visit Road Atlanta, the iconic track in Georgia and home to IMSA racing, the Petit Le Mans, and the SCCA Runoffs which I have read about in Peter Egan’s column in Road & Track Magazine going back to the 1980’s. Only this time I was going to be driving a 887hp Porsche 918 Spyder, not a Formula Ford or Bugeye Sprite.

To be honest, seeing the unforgiving run offs lined with imposing concrete walls, the grass soaked from a week of rain and a damp track, I was wishing I could learn the track in a 100hp Sprite! Thankfully I had Cass Whitehead, former IMSA driver and one of the few people in the world certified to drive the 918 by the Porsche Factory, to be my in-car instructor. Cass’s instruction along with the full complement of Porsche Factory engineers and trainers cycled a group of about 80 dealership staff from Canada and the US through an ‘Expert’ 918 program which I was lucky enough to attend, and luckier still not to disgrace myself by crashing the car! This high-level 918 education and demonstration of the finished product proved enlightening and answered a lot of questions that I had about the car.

About the 918 Spyder

It is quite a piece of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated passenger car ever developed. Following in the footsteps of the 959 from the late 80’s, the 918 introduces a host of new technology that will be adopted by Porsche’s volume models in the future. [click to continue…]

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Porsche’s 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid-A Case For Electrification

by Lawrence Romanosky on March 28, 2014

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche introduced the Panamera S Hybrid in 2011 to good reviews and solid sales. This was a car that offered all of the Panamera virtues of space, elegance and vehicle dynamics, but with a level of efficiency uncharacteristic in a near-400hp drivetrain. For 2014 Porsche re-styled and substantially re-engineered the Panamera Hybrid, giving it much greater Electric range (E-Power) and Plug-In capability, sweetening the package considerably. [click to continue…]

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Widespread Consumer Acceptance of the Hybrid Vehicle

Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

We have had Gas-Electric Hybrid vehicles on the road now since 2000, when the first hyper-efficient, tear shaped 2 passenger Honda Insight made its debut.  The Toyota Prius soon followed, with both cars going to early adopters of Green Technology. Several generations later we now see Hybrid vehicles in every market segment, with most car companies selling a Hybrid version of each of their volume model lines. For the most part these cars are identical to their more mainstream counterparts, apart from the more complex and efficient drivetrains. [click to continue…]

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3 New Variants Added To The 911 Model Range

by Sales Team on March 24, 2014

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé und Porsche 911 2.0 Coupé (Baujahr 1964)

The Porsche 911 is 50 years old this year, and with this milestone, Porsche has released several exciting variants to celebrate half a century of this iconic design.

The seventh generation of the 911, referred to by the Porsche internal designation 991, is now in its 3rd year of production. 2012 saw the 911 transition from the 997 to the 991, with the introduction of the “New Porsche 911” in Carrera and Carrera S models. In 2013, Porsche released the Carrera 4 and 4S versions which are the AWD versions. For 2014, 50 years since the first 911 was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche has added the Turbo and Turbo S variants, the track-focused GT3, along with a 50th Anniversary model. [click to continue…]

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Ordering A Porsche 911 p. 3: Choosing The Options

by Lawrence Romanosky on February 26, 2014

Sport Chrono in Beige

Ordering a Porsche 911 becomes a little bit more involved when you have a look at the car configurator and start to choose all the options. Keeping in mind it is your car and you can build it any way you want, we at Porsche Centre Calgary can offer some suggestions. We tend to group the individual options into categories; Performance, Luxury, Appearance, Electronics and Personalization. Generally most builds are heavier in one or two of these categories, and lighter in the others as befits the customers use for the vehicle and personal style.

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