24 Apr

Riding in Style: 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster

Porsche never seems to disappoint, especially not with the brand new 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster. Equipped with a 4-cylinder turbo 2.0-liter engine and a 6 speed manual transmission, this Porsche packs a lot of power. When you are behind the wheel of this beauty, you will be able to experience the 300 horsepower and 280 pound-foot torque. Maybe even test out for yourself if the 0-62mph time is really just 5.1 seconds.

Along with its speed and power, when driving the Boxster, you’ll notice its excellent handling. As for aesthetics, there is an option to feature a high gloss black colored spoiler in the back of the vehicle, making the rear of the car really stand out. The stitching in the interior has also changed and includes high contrast colors, making this feature one of the Porsche’s “wow” factors. You will truly be riding in style when it comes to the Porsche 718 Boxster.

If you are one to take road trips with your newest sportscar like the Porsche 718 Boxster, cargo space will not be a problem. This model has cargo space both in the front and rear. Other great features of this car which you can find at THE COLLECTION in Miami are its 18-inch alloy wheels, parking camera and sensors and its comfortable sport seats.

Ugo Colombo is the owner of THE COLLECTION, a luxury car dealership located in Miami, Florida.

20 Nov

Volcanic Porsche

The Porsche Macan can be found on the roadways and in the driveways of Porsche enthusiasts all over the country. This vehicle quickly became one of Porsche’s best-selling from the start. Now, the 2018 Porsche Macan is at THE COLLECTION. One of our favorite models, this particular crossover can be found in the sophisticated Volcano Grey Metallic finish–and slide blades painted Lava Black.

The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 with 252 horsepower at 5,000-6,800RPM. The exterior is fully galvanized with an integrated frame and four door side impact protection to help keep you safe, even when hitting high speeds. Another feature of the interior of this machine is the climate control system. The air filters are made with active carbon so that you can breathe easily even with pollen in the air outside.

Porsche is an Exclusive Manufaktur Partner of THE COLLECTION Miami dealership. To celebrate their partnership, THE COLLECTION coordinated an Exclusive Manufaktur Event where they welcomed Porsche enthusiasts to experience the new Porsche 911 Turbo.

Ugo Colombo is the owner of THE COLLECTION in Miami, Florida.

06 Aug

The Porsche Boxster Does it Again!

Porsche 718 Boxster S

Source: Chronicle Live

When the first generation of the Boxster was introduced in 1996 there were serious concerns about whether a much-cheaper, open-top model would undermine the credentials of the Porsche brand.  The Boxster won its’ critics over and proved it was an automobile with dynamics that were worthy of the Porsche name.

Now Porsche – and the Boxster – are at it again!  The Porsche Boxster was exclusively a six-cylinder model for 20 years, but now it’s been moved to four-cylinder turbocharged power plants.  This is part of Porsche’s overall mission to maintain performance while also reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.

But do not fear and fret!  Porsche has beautifully crammed more power into its smaller turbocharged engine.  The power shows itself when you go for hard acceleration. The Boxster was proven to be about 1.5sec faster than the Audi TTS to 60mph.  The Boxster has a turbo engine with a slight lag yet it pulls harder once it’s past 2000rpm.

The Boxster remains a sensational driver’s car, especially with the reconfigured suspension, upgraded steering, and the improved brakes. Among the elite drivers, only the Mazda MX-5 compares in terms of sports-car focus and driver involvement.   And hat’s off to Porsche meeting its eco-obligations.  We’re glad to see the Boxster is still an awesome piece of automotive machinery!

Read more at http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/motoring/motoring-features/road-test-audi-tts-roadster-11628043

08 Apr

The 911 has Gone Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Source: LA Times

Porsche has been manufacturing 911s for over 50 years, so a new one is usually not the biggest of deals. The 2017 Porsche looks almost identical to last year’s model, however under the hood they are very different. The 2017 911 has gone turbo. Instead of the traditional naturally-aspirated flat six engine, the new 911 Carrera 4s will feature a twin-turbo flat six.

The new engine will give the vehicle 420 horsepower and 368 pound feet of torque, which is up quite a bit from the previous model. Porsche also claims that the car will get 12% better fuel economy than its predecessor.

The new car will also feature updates to the chassis and suspension. It sits 10 Millimeters lower than the 2016 model and also features optional rear-wheel steering

The new 911 Carrera has a starting MSRP of $111,350, about $5,000 higher than the 2016 version of the same car.

06 Feb

Porsche 911 R May Debut At Geneva

The limited run Porsche 911 R will reportedly debut at the Geneva motor show this March.  If reports are to be believed, the 911 R will be based around the popular GT3 and capped to just 600 units worldwide.

Porsche 911R Geneva Motor Show

Source: Car Scoops

The 911 R will likely come equipped with the 911 GT3’s 3.8-liter flat-six engine that produces 475 hp. That engine will pair up with a manual transmission sending power to the rear wheels. The car’s suspension will be GT3 spec, but tuned to accommodate less aggressive aero. Expect its power-to-weight ratio to match the GT3 RS.

The real headline for the model will be its transmission. While all Porsche 911 models created by the company’s GT division are offered solely with automatic ‘boxes, the 911 R will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, similar to the Porsche Cayman GT4.

Read more about the Porsche 911 R

19 Oct

The Porsche Mission E Concept

Many folks are saying Porsche stole the Frankfurt Motor Show this year with its very promising Mission E concept, a sporty and fully electric sports sedan.

While it previews a rival to the Model S, it looks closer in size to a Model III, the upcoming smaller Tesla sedan – but given that the latter is said to start from around $35k the Model S will be its target when it materializes into a production car down the road.

Back of Porsche Mission E

Source: Computer World

However, it’s not the fact that it’s electric, all-wheel drive and retro-futuristic on the inside. It’s actually all about the styling.  The front mirrors the well-styled 918, while the back is all 911 in a way never thought possible on a four-door sedan.

Porsche’s Concept Study Mission E also has its share of futuristic features. For example, the dashboard is divided into two levels with the upper layer containing the driver’s display. In-between the two levels is a holographic display that extends far into the passenger’s side. It shows individually selectable apps, which are stacked in virtual space and arranged by priority with a three-dimensional effect. The driver – or passenger – can use these apps to touch-free control primary functions such as media, navigation, climate control, contacts and vehicle. The desired symbol is activated by gestures that are detected by sensors. A grasping gesture means select, while pulling means control. Moreover, driver or passenger can use a touch display on the center console to control secondary functions such as detailed information menus.

Read more about Porsche Concept Study Mission E and watch the video below:

25 Sep

The Porsche Cayenne GTS: Sportiness in an SUV

Porsche Cayenne GTS Ugo Colombo The Collection

Source: DurhamRegion.com

Porsche has earned its reputation in the automotive world by building high-performance, high-end sports cars, yet interestingly, its bestseller is the Cayenne, a sport utility vehicle.  Porsche obviously understood the market and the Cayenne has proven to be a huge success. In 2014, the Cayenne accounted for about one-third of all Porsche sales worldwide with deliveries of 65,941 units.

Porsche builds sportiness into its SUVs. The manufacturer has also continued to expand the SUV portfolio over the years with new models that appeal to a different buyer.  In fact, Porsche offers seven models in the Cayenne lineup, including the high-performance GTS.   The GTS is not the most powerful Cayenne in the stable, but it perhaps offers the best combination of performance, athleticism and panache with its 440 hp, high-performance chassis and melodic engine sound.

Porsche likes to brag that every Porsche is a sports car and this is quite evident in the Cayenne GTS that has turned an 8:13 minute lap time at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

The interesting thing here is that the powerplant in the GTS has been downsized for 2016 with a 3.6-litre V6 twin-turbo replacing the previous V8. However, the result is an increase in power with 20 extra hp and 63 lb/ft of added torque. Fuel economy has also been improved with the new engine.

Porsche quotes a 0-100 time of 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package, which our tester had, and 5.2 seconds without. This makes it about a half second faster than the previous model.  In the Cayenne lineup, the GTS sits between the Cayenne S and the Cayenne Turbo.  Not only is the GTS quick, it has the sound to go with it thanks to a sport exhaust system and sound symposer that creates what Porsche refers to as a “passionate engine sound.”

The GTS differs from other Cayenne models in ride height. It has been lowered 20 mm and comes standard with air suspension and the braking system from the Cayenne Turbo, featuring 390 mm front discs and 358 mm rear discs, both highlighted by red brake calipers.

All models come with an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. In this system, power is transferred to the rear wheels and then routed to the front wheels as needed.

The GTS has many of the Cayenne Turbo design cues including the front end with large air intakes. There is a GTS logo on the lower section of the front doors. The SportDesign Package is standard equipment and it includes more powerfully contoured side skirts, and wheel arch extensions as well as the Turbo front end. Wheels are 20-inchers with a black satin finish.

Inside, the cabin is beautifully finished, particularly with our optional GTS package in Carmine Red.

Read more about the Cayenne GTS on DurhamRegion.com



05 May

Electric Porsche 717

ugo-colombo-porsche-717-sedanAccording to CAR Magazine, Porsche is expected to be unveiling a 4-wheel drive electric sedan, which will rival the Tesla Model S. The magazine states that the vehicle will boast the driving experience Porsche owners have come to expect, with four wheel torque vectoring and four wheel steering. The car is expected to look very similar to the Panamera, heavily influenced by the 911.

Porsche is likely to employ a more complicated battery system, which will pack most of the battery cells in the car’s central tunnel, and the vehicle’s bulkheads. There will be more batteries packed into the floor, side sills, and other parts of the body, with 108 battery modules total.

If driven judiciously, the 717 is expected to have a range of about 300 miles, and will accelerate at a rate that will rival the Tesla Model S. With rumored horsepower options of 400, 500, or 600 available, this car is sure to cause concern for those at Tesla!

Read more at http://gas2.org/2015/02/18/porsche-717-electric-car-due-2019/