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

Porsche produces a distinct hybrid sports car that defies current beliefs about achieving maximum power, control, and fuel consumption.  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  To accomplish this, the team began with a simple sheet of white paper, throwing aside outdated ideas and embracing innovative new concepts.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 [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:31:18+00:00June 20th, 2013|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Santa Barbara Porsche Presents the Pioneering Hybrid Technology of the Porsche 918 Spyder

Santa Barbara Porsche Celebrates a Milestone Panamera

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

By |2017-01-01T11:31:21+00:00June 13th, 2013|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Santa Barbara Porsche Celebrates a Milestone Panamera

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Available Soon at Santa Barbara 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.  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 [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:31:36+00:00May 24th, 2013|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Available Soon at Santa Barbara Porsche

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

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

By |2017-01-01T11:31:44+00:00May 13th, 2013|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Santa Barbara Porsche Shares the News about Porsche’s New Brand Ambassador

Porsche Santa Barbara to Unveil the Redesigned Porsche Cayman at April Event

Porsche Santa Barbara to unveil the redesigned Porsche Cayman at an elite event this weekend in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA April 2013 – Porsche Santa Barbara invites California drivers to join them at the dealership for the unveiling of the redesigned Porsche Cayman this Saturday.  At this exciting event, Porsche Santa Barbara will show how the redesigned Porsche Cayman takes precision, agility, and balance to a whole new level. “The Porsche Cayman is truly an exceptional vehicle, and we are excited to share the latest updates with our customers,” shares Porsche Santa Barbara General Sales Manager, Bill Fogg. The event will be held at the Porsche Santa Barbara dealership on Saturday, April 27th, 2013.  Doors open at 10am and the official unveiling time is scheduled for 11am.  The event will run from 10am to 4pm.  Food and refreshments will be served. The 2014 Porsche Cayman features updated aggressive body styling, a new lightweight design, and improved engineering, power, and efficiency.  Porsche specialists will be on site at the event to share information about the latest updates and to answer questions. Visitors will have a chance to view the vehicle and discover for themselves why the Porsche Cayman has received [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:31:59+00:00April 24th, 2013|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Porsche Santa Barbara to Unveil the Redesigned Porsche Cayman at April Event

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

Porsche celebrates 2013 Robb Report “Car of the Year” award for delivering the ultimate performance luxury driving experience.  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 [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:32:01+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Santa Barbara Auto Group|Comments Off on Santa Barbara Porsche Celebrates 911 Carrera S as Robb Report “Car of the Year”
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