Thursday, April 28, 2011

Limited Edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Coming to Beverly Hills Porsche

Porsche announces the release of the fastest GT3 RS ever.


GT3 RS 4.0
Beverly Hills Porsche is now taking orders for this limited edition street legal race car.  Only a few copies will make it to Los Angeles so place your order today!

Here is a video of the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 in action.



Porsche Press release:

With the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, one of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart’s most popular, coveted and successful racing pedigree production cars is entering the home straight. Limited to 600 vehicles, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a road car all the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a serial winner on the race track. The new model purveys thoroughbred motorsport technology to its innermost core. The flat engine's crankshaft has been lifted unchanged from the 911 GT3 RSR racing car’s six cylinder engine and the forged pistons’ connecting rods are fashioned from titanium. The four-litre displacement sports engine, the biggest 911 model line engine ever, is also the most powerful naturally aspirated engine with 125 hp/litre (92 kW). It achieves its maximum power of 500 hp at 8,250 rpm. The engine delivers its maximum torque of 460 Newton metres at 5,750 rpm.

Beverly Hills Porsche GT3 RS 4.0


The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 offers truly impressive performance. The most eloquent figure: It makes it round the N├╝rburgring-Nordschleife in 7:27 minutes. The 911 GT3 4.0, available exclusively with a six-speed sports transmission, sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in 3.9 seconds, its gearing designed for the racing circuit taking it to the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark in under 12 seconds.



The limited edition 911 is painted white as standard and emphasizes its proximity to motor racing by its dynamic appearance. Trademark characteristics are the wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with adapted side plates, the typical central twin tailpipe and the aerodynamically optimized body. The lateral front air deflection vanes, so-called flics, making their first appearance on a production Porsche, testify to the aerodynamic precision engineering. 
 

They create increased downforce on the front axle and together with the steeply inclined rear wing bring the vehicle into aerodynamic equilibrium. As a result, at top speed, aerodynamic forces exert an additional 190 kg pushing the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 onto the road.  Orders are being taken now. The GT3 RS 4.0 goes on sale in July 2011. 

GT3 RS 4.0 from Beverly Hills Porsche



Beverly Hills Porsche, Number One in New Porsche Sales for all of the USA!
Intelligent Performance on Every Level.

Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Call us today 888-863-3923


Beverly Hills Porsche is an authorized factory dealership of Porsche cars, SUVs, accessories, parts and merchandise. Centrally located to all of Los Angeles, we aim to be a complete lifestyle destination for all Porsche Turbo owners and fans!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Porsche Race Car Classic 911 Turbo Cabriolet Raffle

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

So you haven't yet been to Beverly Hills Porsche to order your new 911 Turbo?  Well here's your chance to win one!
The Porsche Race Car Classic is pleased to announce the 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Raffle to benefit the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in its fight against lung cancer. The drawing will be held on October 16, 2011 at the Porsche Race Car Classic in Carmel, California and the winner will be announced on the same day. 
We are very grateful to Porsche for making this car available for raffle and for their continued support of the Porsche Race Car Classic and our efforts to raise money for lung cancer research.
Please print out the official entry form below and submit your entry by mail by October 1, 2011 for a chance to win the 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. A maximum of 3,000 raffle tickets will be sold, there is no limit on how many tickets may be purchased by each individual, and you need not be present to win. (Please click here to see complete rules).
ENTRY FORM: The Official Entry Form can be downloaded by clicking here.
Beverly Hills Porsche, Number One in New Porsche Sales for all of the USA!
Intelligent Performance on Every Level.

Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Call us today 888-863-3923


Beverly Hills Porsche is an authorized factory dealership of Porsche cars, SUVs, accessories, parts and merchandise. Centrally located to all of Los Angeles, we aim to be a complete lifestyle destination for all Porsche Turbo owners and fans!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Porsche's Panamera Hybrid Goes on Sale in Los Angeles!

Beverly Hills Porsche is now taking orders for the all new 2012 Panamera Hybrid. Cars should start arriving in Los Angeles late this summer. Call today to set up a configuration consultation. 310-557-2472

Porsche Panamera Hybrid Coming to Beverly Hills
Porsche Expands its Hybrid Lineup with the Panamera S Hybrid

The debut of the Panamera S Hybrid adds another important chapter to the Porsche Intelligent Performance philosophy of committing to build new cars that strive to deliver sportier performance with more fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Without sacrificing high-performance or luxury and comfort, this new Panamera model produces 380 horsepower with fuel consumption of only 6.8 L/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), making it the most fuel efficient Porsche of all time.

Official EPA fuel economy estimates for the U.S. will be available closer to the car's on-sale date late this year.

As you would expect from Porsche, the Panamera S Hybrid sets new standards in terms of performance as well as hybrid efficiencies. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and has a top track speed of 167 mph (270 km/h). Its range in purely electric mode is approximately one mile, with electric-only acceleration possible up to just over 50 mph (85 km/h).

The Porsche parallel full hybrid system also reduces consumption at high speeds thanks to its ‘sailing’ or coasting mode. When the driver lifts off the accelerator at normal highway cruising speeds, the gasoline engine is completely switched off and disengaged from the drivetrain by a decoupling clutch. This eliminates the combustion engine’s drag forces and braking effect in the interest of lower resistance, fuel consumption and emissions. As soon as the driver presses the accelerator, to pass another vehicle for example, the gasoline engine smoothly starts within fractions of a second and engine rpms are increased to match the current vehicle speed. It does this seamlessly thanks to the Hybrid Manager, which also helps the Panamera S Hybrid accelerate dynamically in gears at higher speeds.

The Panamera S Hybrid employs a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine that delivers 333 horsepower. It is supported by a 47-horsepower (34 kW) electric motor. Depending on driving conditions, either drive unit can operate independently or together to drive the rear wheels. The electric motor, which also serves as the car's generator and starter, combines with the decoupling clutch to form the compact hybrid module located between the combustion engine and the transmission. The electric motor is connected to a nickel metal hydride (NiMh) battery that stores electric energy recovered from braking and other driving situations. The transmission is the same eight-speed Tiptronic S fitted in the Cayenne models, with a wide range of gear ratios.

The Panamera S Hybrid has an even higher level of standard equipment than the V8 Panamera S that includes Adaptive Air Suspension with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive shock absorber system, Servotronic® variable-assist power steering and a host of other features. This new model also features an innovative display that provides the driver with relevant information about the status of the vehicle's hybrid drive systems.

The Panamera S Hybrid will go on sale in the United States later in 2011 at a base suggested retail price of $95,000 (excluding destination).

World's First Hybrid is Incredibly Recreated

In 1900, history came to life when Professor Ferdinand Porsche built the first functional hybrid car. Aptly called Semper Vivus, which means “Always Alive” this historic car has been resurrected 111 years later by Porsche as a tribute to this acclaimed engineer’s visionary thinking.

The fully functional Semper Vivus replica pictured above, based on original drawings and exhaustive research, is a collaborative effort between Porsche Engineering and Karosseriebau Drescher, a coachbuilding company based in Hinterzarten in the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany. Its masterful design impresses onlookers to this very day, and for the first time in the United States it is on display at the New York Auto Show press day on April 20.

In November 2007 the Porsche Museum embarked on one of the most interesting and challenging projects in its history: the construction of a faithful replica of the 1900 Lohner-Porsche Semper Vivus. Even 111 years after its invention, building the world's first functioning hybrid car was a great challenge for all. Ultimately it was not just about an extreme attention to visual details but also achieving the same driving performance as the original.

The Porsche Museum entrusted the workmanship to a team of experts led by coachbuilder Hubert Drescher, who had already proven his competence in numerous difficult restoration projects. As with a number of racing car projects, the aluminum body of the Porsche Type 64 museum exhibit originates from the Hinterzarten coachbuilder workshop, as well.

Exhaustive research in various archives the across Europe was the first step. The outcome was a handful of black-and-white photos and an original technical drawing serving as the project's foundation. As with Prof. Porsche, the Semper Vivus replica initially began as a blank sheet of paper.

This meant that in addition to a good deal of imagination, the project required extensive research and calculations in order to be faithfully recreate an accurate and working likeness of the electric wheel-hub motor. Since no specifications or other helpful records had survived, experts initially created ready reckoners and design drawings on graph paper in the time-honored fashion. This involved the painstaking study and laborious measurement of photos and drawings. As there was no functioning wheel hub motor in existence, technical details such as performance and range had to be resurrected and calculated from scratch.

The replica car's genius rivals what it took to build the original. What can be seen now took three years to build and ingenious engineering and craftsmanship, as well as a treasure hunt for original parts, including some for the combustion engine.

Today, Prof. Porsche's innovative spirit lives on at Porsche, as a priceless historical creation and as an inspiration for the company's commitment to developing new and ever-more advanced hybrid systems.

Beverly Hills Porsche, Number One in New Porsche Hybrid Sales for all of the USA!
Intelligent Performance on Every Level.

Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Call us today 888-863-3923


Beverly Hills Porsche is an authorized factory dealership of Porsche cars, SUVs, accessories, parts and merchandise. Centrally located to all of Los Angeles, we aim to be a complete lifestyle destination for all Porsche hybrid owners and fans!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Apple Store Dance, Let's See Your Porsche Store Dance

A friend shared a link today of a young guy dancing with wild abandon in an Apple store to a Lady Gaga song. After watching a few seconds of this kid bouncing around I started to move around in my chair. By the end of the video I felt like dancing. I think I may have spun my chair around once or twice.



It got me thinking about how we all have the incredible ability to affect the way others feel just by our actions.  Body language, voice tone and facial expressions all have the power to make people comfortable or uneasy.  So starting today I'm going to do my Porsche Store dance before I start my shift. I'm going to approach every customer, co-worker and manager with a smile and a bounce in my step. We're selling the world's most desirable and fun to drive cars so why shouldn't we be excited?!

And if anyone wants to come in and make a Porsche Store Dance video for YouTube let me know!

~Jay, Beverly Hills Porsche

Check this kid out and in the words of William W. Purkey

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's nobody listening and live like it's heaven on earth."






Beverly Hills Porsche, Number One in New Porsche Sales for all of the USA!
Intelligent Performance on Every Level.

Beverly Hills Porsche
8425 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Call us today 888-863-3923

Beverly Hills Porsche is an authorized factory dealership of Porsche cars, SUVs, accessories, parts and merchandise. Centrally located to all of Los Angeles, we aim to be a complete lifestyle destination for all Porsche owners, Apple Store dancers and fans!