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Servicing Your Porsche Properly

by Sales Team on May 8, 2016

Servicing Your Porsche Properly

Porsche performance is rooted on the notion of superior driving in a superior car. From the moment you drive your Porsche off the lot, you come into contact with a high quality experience that is committed to last. In order to maintain this fine craftsmanship, it is important to service your Porsche properly by bringing it into your local Calgary qualified Porsche dealer – Porsche Centre Calgary for high-quality equipment and legendary accuracy. [click to continue…]

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Responsible Sustainability

by Sales Team on April 8, 2016

Porsche | Responsible Sustainability

Porsche Sustainability

Ambition continuously propels Porsche forward into new patterns of thinking to see efficient design concepts being executed through sustainable corporate governance. Staying true to a commitment for quality performance Porsche presents the Sustainability Report, summarizing a range of topics with a focus on “Economy and Customers”. Through innovative ideas and organized direction, Porsche is able to stay current with global needs for sustainability, based on the reality that peak performance and sustainability are dependent on each other. [click to continue…]

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Porsche Classic Centre and Partners

by Sales Team on April 4, 2016

Porsche Classic Centre and Partners | Porsche Centre Calgary | Calgary, AB

Porsche Classic Partner

The Porsche Classic Centre Gelderland is outside of Arnhem, Netherlands and features services for classic Porsche cars of all generations. It is the first facility of its kind for Porsche, which opened on November 26th, 2015. The centre has service, workshop and sales exclusively for the classic Porsche sports cars. Porsche plans to open additional Porsche Classic Centres, as well as further establish its international dealer and service network to approximately 100 Porsche Classic Partners by the year 2018. [click to continue…]

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Porsche Museum

by Sales Team on October 7, 2015

Porsche Museum

Experience the world of Porsche with all of its history and legendary status inside the Porsche Museum. Record setting racing and sports cars are on display, along with production models and exciting prototypes. With more than 80 vehicles, you will come to appreciate the Porsche brand like never before. [click to continue…]

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Ultra Hydrophobic Paint Coating for Your Porsche

by Sales Team on March 31, 2014

Porsche Centre Calgary is proud to offer a new revolutionary paint protection coating called Ultra Hydrophobic Paint Coating.

We work with many high-end detailing partners to offer a wide variety of products and services to protect your Porsche investment. Our services help you continue to keep your Porsche looking and performing its best. The video above illustrates the effectiveness of this unique product. [click to continue…]

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2014, PDK

Road & Track’s Jason Cammisa still seems a little bitter about the fact that the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 won’t be available with a clutch pedal, going so far as to blame the exclusivity of the dual-clutch PDK transmission in the car on enthusiasts like himself. [click to continue…]

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Porsche to show new Panamera in Shanghai

by Sales Team on April 9, 2013

Shanghai

Whereas Porsche’s sports cars are blessed with looks that leave the mouths of passersby agape, the Panamera sports sedan is a car with styling that leaves many divided. While nearly everyone agrees that the Panamera is fun to drive, quick and luxurious, the German sedan’s controversial looks place individuals into one of two camps – those who love it and those who hate it.

Fortunately, Porsche has done something about this and turned the Panamera into a car everyone is bound to love. With a mere touchup to the car’s front and rear ends, the German sports sedan now offers the knee-buckling good looks Porsche is notorious for.

Despite the Panamera’s newfound looks for 2014, the real story here is the introduction of the new plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid, and the extended wheelbase Panamera S and Turbo models.

With the guillotine ready to strike Fisker any day now, Porsche is making its move on the plug-in hybrid luxury sedan market. Armed with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine and a 95 horsepower electric motor, the Panamera S E-Hybrid promises owners with 416 horsepower to play with and an anticipated all-electric range of 20 miles that can be recharged after approximately two and a half hours when connected to a 240V socket.

Proving that being green can be fun, the Panamera S E-Hybrid’s electric motor not only allows drivers to participate in emissions-free driving, it also works as a bona fide performance enhancer. Conceptually similar to the KERS system used in Formula 1 cars, Porsche has armed the Panamera S E-Hybrid with an electric boost function that driver’s can access by tripping a kick-down switch in the throttle pedal.

Long wheelbase, LWB, Shanghai

While the Panamera remains first and foremost a driver’s car, Porsche is making the experience of being a passenger in a Panamera that much more exciting by offering the car with an extended wheelbase. Available exclusively to Panamera S and Panamera Turbo models, the extended wheelbase Panamera adds approximately 150 millimeters to the car’s wheelbase in order to provide more comfortable accommodations to rear seat passengers.

Panamera S buyers will also be excited to learn that the burly 4.8-liter V8 has been dropped in favor of a more fuel-efficient 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 engine that offers 20 more horsepower and 15 extra lb-ft of torque compared to the old V8 engine.

Sporting exterior revisions that transform its looks, the 2014 Panamera continues to exist as the quintessential driver’s sedan. Should you be the type of person more inclined to save the planet or stretch your legs out, Porsche now offers a Panamera for your needs as well. The 2014 Porsche Panamera will be formally unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in mid-April. To learn more about the Porsche Panamera stop by South Centre Porsche today.

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2014, PDK

As much as it pains us to admit it, the traditional manual transmission is antiquated technology. While no paddle shifter will ever give the gratification of perfectly nailing a 3-4 shift, automakers continue to trot out automated manual transmissions that are capable of making that very same 3-4 shift more quickly and consistently than any human driver can.

With the debut of the all-new 911 GT3, Porsche has placed another nail in the clutch pedal’s coffin by offering the high performance GT3 exclusively with the company’s PDK automated manual transmission.

Producing 475-horsepower, the 911 GT3’s 3.8-liter flat-6 engine is based upon the unit in the 911 Carrera S; however, it only shares a handful of common components. With forged pistons and titanium connecting rods, the GT3’s flat-6 engine shrieks all the way to a 9,000-rpm redline.

With seven gears to play with, Porsche redesigned its PDK transmission for the race-ready GT3. Like automated manual transmissions from performance-minded competitors, drivers of the GT3 can engage neutral by simultaneously grabbing the left and right paddles located behind the steering wheel. Drivers can also use the shift lever to engage gears. Unlike other Porsche models, the company designed the GT3’s PDK shift lever to mimic a Formula 1 car, and requires drivers to push the lever forward for downshifts and pull the lever backwards for upshifts. Whichever way a driver chooses to shift gears in the 911 GT3, he or she will be greeted with shift times of less than 100 milliseconds.

Yet, quick shift times and lots of horsepower are only one part of the 911 GT3’s performance equation. In order to maximize the 911’s performance capabilities, Porsche has added distinct bodywork that helps the GT3 better manage airflow around its body, which has been lowered by 30 millimeters and includes a rear end that measures 43.2 millimeters wider than the standard 911 Carrera’s.

Underneath those widened haunches sits an active rear wheel steering system. Able to vary the angle of the rear wheels by up to 1.5 degrees, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction of the front wheels at speeds below 50 km/h and steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels at speeds exceeding 80 km/h. Porsche says the system helps the GT3 “achieve even higher steering precision and improved lateral dynamics,” helping the GT3 perform better both on the road and track.

Capable of reaching 314 km/h and lacking a clutch pedal, the new GT3 is truly a car that you can race on Sunday and comfortably drive to work on Monday. And if a clutch pedal is the only way you’ll be caught in a Porsche, the company still offers the old school manual transmission in its mainstream Boxster, Cayman and 911 models. To learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3 and the rest of the Porsche lineup come by South Centre Porsche today.

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Porsche offers 918 Spyder owners VIP services

by Sales Team on March 28, 2013

Porsche 918 Martini Spyder

If you’re one of the lucky individuals set to purchase a Porsche 918 Spyder, chances are that you are both financially comfortable and a big fan of the German sports car maker. Betting on this, Porsche will be offering soon-to-be owners of the 918 Spyder admission into the aptly-named 918 Spyder VIP Program.

The program is limited only to owners who purchase and own a 918 Spyder for more than six months. After six months of ownership Porsche will give you three years as a 918 Spyder VIP member. Own your 918 Spyder for more than 36 months and you’ll be a 918 Spyder VIP member for a decade.

Membership is exclusive to the car’s original buyer and gives 918 Syder owners the option to express interest in, and subsequently purchase, future limited-edition Porsche models. Porsche defines these limited-edition models as cars with a U.S. allocation of 500 or fewer.

While membership has its rights, it also has its restrictions and buried in the details members of the 918 Spyder VIP Program will discover that their allotment of limited-edition Porsche models is limited to one per vehicle model line. In essence, this means if Porsche releases five different limited edition 911s over a 918 Spyder owner’s 3-10 year period of 918 Spyder VIP membership, members will only be able to use their priority status on one limited edition 911.

VIP membership perks do extend to Porsche models that aren’t limited edition, as well. On series production cars VIP members will be given priority in purchasing a Porsche vehicle; however, membership status can only be exercised towards one vehicle of each Porsche model line, though unlike ordering a limited-edition Porsche model 918 Spyder VIP members can be eligible for another Porsche of the same model line once the next model year is introduced.

Since the 918 Spyder is merely an object of lust and not feasibility, the caveats of Porsche’s 918 Spyder VIP Program are largely irrelevant to the majority of Porsche fans, but for the select few lucky enough to be the first owner of a 918 Spyder, Porsche is taking strides to make the ownership experience of the hybrid supercar that much more enjoyable.

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For 18 years Amelia Island has been host to one of the world’s most notorious car shows, the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. South Centre Porsche was there for this 2013 event that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the legendary 911 sports car. With camera in hand, we took a handful of pictures of some of the great Porsche models that were in attendance to celebrate this milestone event.

911, 906 [click to continue…]

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