Santa Barbara Porsche Presents the Pioneering Hybrid Technology of the Porsche 918 Spyder

2013-06-20T09:04:17+00:00June 20th, 2013|Porsche|

Porsche produces a distinct hybrid sports car that defies current beliefs about achieving maximum power, control, and fuel consumption. SBAlogo5

Porsche continues to extend its motor racing pedigree with luxury, refinement, and efficiency embodied in the 918 Spyder.  This unique car features maximum performance, functionality, and improved consumption.  At Porsche, the design team was challenged with creating a super sports car for the future by incorporating a powerfully effective hybrid drive.  To accomplish this, the team began with a simple sheet of white paper, throwing aside outdated ideas and embracing innovative new concepts.  To maximize its efficiency, the 918 Spyder was designed around the hybrid drive, optimizing its power and potential.  The process resulted in uncompromising power and efficiency, without one inhibiting the other.  Join us at Santa Barbara Porsche as we explore the advanced concepts, engineering and design that make define this remarkable new sports car.

Hybrid Drive Dynamics

At Santa Barbara Porsche, we are most excited about the no-compromise driving dynamics made possible through the 918 Spyder’s hybrid drive.  California drivers will appreciate the unique all-wheel drive concept that seamlessly works with a combination of the combustion engine and the electric motor for maximum power and efficiency.  Interestingly, the hybrid motor is mounted on the front axle, based on information gained from the successful 911 GT3 R Hybrid.  Thanks to the additional individually controllable front drive, the car is capable of extremely high, safe cornering speeds that are especially effective on bends.  The Porsche 918 Spyder also features advanced “boost” technology that manages the energy of the electric drive intelligently to harness the full power of the 918 Spyder during every moment of maximum acceleration by pressing the accelerator down fully.  This allows drivers who do not have motorsport training to still share the same experience of transverse dynamics.

Created to Break Records

The Porsche 918 Spyder was designed to be a leader for the next generation of sports cars.  It holds the potential to break many records – something we at Santa Barbara Porsche are looking forward to witnessing throughout the coming months and years.  As a plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 918 Spyder combines the dynamic power and control of a racing vehicle with the efficiency of a green-technology hybrid.  In the year before production for the Porsche 918 Spyder started, it already handily beat times posted by the Porsche Carrera GT.  Now, featuring greater efficiency and fine-tuned driving dynamics, the 918 Spyder is positioned to surpass existing performance standards for previous models and competitors.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group  is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the Porsche 911 or Porsche 918 Spyder, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.porschesantabarbara.com

Santa Barbara Porsche Celebrates a Milestone Panamera

2013-06-13T18:16:57+00:00June 13th, 2013|Porsche|

Santa Barbara Porsche celebrates the production of the 100,000th Porsche Panamera in Leipzig, Germany. SBAlogo5

Porsche is proud to announce that it just recently produced the 100,000th Porsche Panamera.  First introduced in 2009, the new Porsche model series has become quite a success story, with strong sales across the United States and throughout the world, now available in over 120 countries.  Santa Barbara Porsche is pleased to recognize this important milestone and offers this incredible vehicle at a remarkable value for Santa Barbara Porsche fans.

Award-Winning History

The Porsche Panamera has received a wide array of accolades and awards since its inception.  Most recently, it earned the 2013 Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book.  Furthermore, Motor Trend remarked on its impressive driving control and Automobile claimed the Panamera GTS has overall body control second to none.

Celebrating the Panamera’s Success

To mark the completion of the 100,000th Panamera, the car was driven off the assembly line in Leipzig, Germany through a paper wall signed by the plants employees.  The specific milestone vehicle was a new Panamera S E-Hybrid.  It is the world’s first plug-in hybrid in its luxury class and was debuted in April of 2013.  It offers Porsche drivers the ultimate combination of efficiency, sportiness, and luxury comfort.

In all, there are nine individual Panamera model trims.  The most recent is the Porsche Panamera GTS, recognized for filling the gap between the 400 horsepower Porsche Panamera 4s and the 500 horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo.  The Porsche Panamera GTS features a naturally aspirated 4.8 liter V8 engine capable of 430 horsepower and 384lb-ft of torque.  This model rockets from 0-60 in just 4.3 seconds.  The interior of the Porsche Panamera GTS features premium luxury materials such as exclusive Alcantara leather.

California Porsche enthusiasts can learn more about the incredible line-up of Porsche Panamera models including the Porsche Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera S, Panamera S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera GTS, Panamera Turbo, and the Panamera Turbo Executives.  Drivers are encouraged to call, email, or stop by to view the available inventory of the Porsche Panamera or to order your own today.

“The Porsche Panamera is a very distinctive sports car,” shares Santa Barbara Porsche General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg.  “We are proud of its history and excited to see what else is in store in the future of this dynamic car.”

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group  is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the Porsche 911 or Porsche 918 Spyder, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.porschesantabarbara.com

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Available Soon at Santa Barbara Porsche

2013-05-24T11:01:34+00:00May 24th, 2013|Porsche|

Santa Barbara Porsche provides a look at the new Panamera S E-Hybrid which offers a wide array of improved performance, efficiency, and technology features. SBAlogo5

Porsche is pleased to introduce its first plug-in hybrid, the new Panamera S E-Hybrid.  This incredible electric hybrid vehicle delivers leading performance, design, and luxury elegance, combined with environmentally friendly efficiency.  The Panamera S was recently debuted at Auto China in Shanghai on April 21, 2013 and intrigues Porsche fans worldwide.

Improved Efficiency with Electric Power

The Panamera S E-Hybrid offers more improved design and efficiency than its predecessor, the Panamera S Hybrid.  The Panamera S E-Hybrid features a more powerful electric motor, a higher-performance more powerful battery, and is conveniently rechargeable from home or public charging stations.  In electric drive, the car produces 95 hp, more than double than the previous model which offered 47hp.  Furthermore, the 9.4kWh battery delivers an increased capacity over the previous lithium-ion battery.  The vehicle is charged via an integrated on-board charging component and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC).  The car can be charged to full capacity within 2.5 hours when connected to a 240V charging station or power source.

Greater Speed, Acceleration, and Range

In addition to greater efficiency, the Panamera S E-Hybrid also offers improved performance over the Panamera S Hybrid in the electric-only mode.  The Panamera S E-Hybrid delivers better acceleration, range, and top speed.  In the electric-only mode, the car creates zero emissions and consumers no fuel.  The top speed in electric mode is 84 mph and the driving range in the electric-only mode is estimated up to 20 miles and will vary due to the effects of environmental conditions, terrain, air conditioning and heating use while in operation.

Range and speed aren’t the only improved factors – the Panamera S E-Hybrid is capable of accelerating from 0-60 in just 5.2 seconds.  An electric boost is also available for instances where maximum acceleration is needed.  In this case, the electric motor works with the combustion engine to deliver the most power.

Updated Technology

In addition to improved performance, the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid also offers drivers a complete range of updated convenience and technology features.  These include a charge status indicator and an improved programmable auxiliary climate control system, and remote access to driving range information and location indicator via mobile app.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group  is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.porschesantabarbara.com

Santa Barbara Porsche Shares the News about Porsche’s New Brand Ambassador

2013-05-13T14:52:52+00:00May 13th, 2013|Porsche|

Porsche announces that Maria Sharapova has signed for a three year contract as the brand’s new global brand ambassador. SBAlogo5

Santa Barbara Porsche is pleased to share the news that world-class athlete Maria Sharapova will be the new brand ambassador for Porsche AG.  The 26-year old international tennis star signed on for a three year contract which places her as the face of a global communications and marketing campaign for Porsche AG.

“We are pleased to be affiliated with Maria Sharapova as the new Porsche brand ambassador,” shares Bill Fogg, General Sales Manager for Santa Barbara Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi.  “Her reputation precedes her and complements our company’s legacy of excellence.”

Maria Sharapova is already familiar with the Porsche brand thanks to her performance at last year’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.  She won the competition and received a white 911 Carrera S Cabriolet as part of her winnings.

Legacies of Excellence

Sharapova does indeed have a legacy of excellence.  She was born in Russia and has won victories at all four Grand Slam tournaments in women’s tennis, and was ranked number 1 for 21 weeks.  As an exceptional athlete, she combines top performance with elegance, grace, and leadership – all qualities that are a part of Porsche’s heritage as well.

Sharapova stated that she is privileged to be chosen for the position and looks forward to the partnership.  For Porsche, the choice of Maria Sharapova as brand ambassador also reinforces the company’s commitment to women’s tennis.  Porsche is a sponsor of the German women’s national team and the Porsche Talent Team Germany, which supports promising young players.

Porsche fans can watch for new marketing and communications content from Porsche featuring Sharapova in the near future.  In the meantime, drivers can learn more about the latest models, technology, and specials from Porsche at their local dealership – Santa Barbara Porsche.  Customers are encouraged to call, email, or stop by the dealership to learn more about their favorite models.  New and pre-owned luxury Porsche vehicles are available from Santa Barbara Porsche and an ever-changing collection of specials is also featured online.  Santa Barbara Porsche employees are dedicated to providing the best in customer sales and service assistance.

About Porsche Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group  is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.porschesantabarbara.com

Santa Barbara Porsche Celebrates 911 Carrera S as Robb Report “Car of the Year”

2013-04-22T08:08:47+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Porsche|

Porsche celebrates 2013 Robb Report “Car of the Year” award for delivering the ultimate performance luxury driving experience. spec_image (1)

Santa Barbara, CA 2013 – Porsche Santa Barbara is pleased to announce that the seventh-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S has been named the 2013 Robb Report Car of the Year.  Captivating the judging panel with its agility, driving dynamics, and balance, the 911 bested 12 other competitors for the award and was featured on the cover of the March issue of the luxury lifestyle magazine.

“This is a great award for the Porsche 911 Carrera S, and we are so proud share the news,” states Porsche Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg.  “The 911 Carrera S is truly a remarkable luxury sports vehicle.”

The award seems fitting for this year, as Porsche celebrates the flagship model’s 50th anniversary.

The 20th Annual Robb Report Car of the Year award was decided by a panel of expert judges based on extensive test-drives and input from 100 members of the Robb Report Club including corporate executives and influential readers.  The Porsche 911 Carrera S beat out all other competitors including the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, Ferarri FF, Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, and the BMW M5.

“It isn’t surprising that the Porsche 911 Carrera S ranked so highly, and we are honored to receive such incredible praise and recognition,” shares Fogg.

California drivers can learn more about the Porsche 911 Carrera S at Porsche Santa Barbara.  For more information on this model or any other luxury vehicles, drivers may call, email, or stop by the dealership.

About Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S. Hope Ave.  The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group  is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Porsche models including the 2013 Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxter, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000

https://sbautogroup.com

http://www.santabarbara.porschedealer.com