While we’ve known — and written — about the upcoming 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo and Porsche 911 Turbo S, the 2017 Porsche Macan, and much awaited Mission E here at Porsche of Nashua, we’re revisiting all four as Porsche gives them their North American debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. If it seems unusual that Porsche would effectively reintroduce the cars, each of which made appearances at auto shows as 2015 wound down, it shouldn’t. After all, as Porsche AG CEO Oliver Blume pointed out during the cars’ unveiling, the United States accounts for fully one third of worldwide sales of the Porsche 911, and Porsche cars remain popular here in New England and beyond.
The 2017 Porsche Macan, first previewed in October 2015, promises a re-tuned twin turbo V6 that delivers 360 horsepower and borrows its Porsche Traction Management system and 7-speed PDK transmission from the Porsche Macan Turbo. Other tweaks and enhancements, from the suspension to the paint, are also in the offing, and the new Macan will begin shipping in just a couple of months. The Mission E borrows some of its tech and design from the ferocious Porsche 918, with a bit more taken from the Macan. Its lines are sinewy and gorgeous, and the advanced technology that underpins it promises to upend the electric car market.
The upcoming 911 Porsche comes in two variants, the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S. The key word for both is “more.” Namely, more torque (540 and 553 lb. ft. respectively), more horsepower (540 and 580 horses) and more speed (no figures have been released yet, but a 2.5 second zero to sixty wouldn’t be a suprise in either case).
The 2017 Porsche models won’t start arriving at Porsche of Nashua until later this year, with the exception of the Porsche Mission E, which is rumored to be slated for the 2019 model year; in that case, the company is taking the time to work out every last detail. After all, they have a reputation to uphold. If you’d like to see how they came by that reputation, visit our showroom at 170 Main Dunstable Rd in Nashua, New Hampshire. You can browse our new inventory, including the 2016 Porsche Cayenne, or see our full complement of used and Certified Pre-Owned Porsche vehicles. Questions or comments? Contact us today!