Get the most out of your Porsche this summer by hitting the road and enjoying the most breath-taking views New England has to offer. From beautiful beaches to winding mountain roads, the region certainly allows you to experience it all, and what better way to do it than behind the wheel of your Porsche Boxster convertible or Porsche Cayenne SUV? Whether you want to take the whole family on a trip, take a weekend getaway with your significant other or you simply need a serene drive all to yourself, there are plenty of spectacular options all around you.
Speak with the team at our Porsche dealership near Manchester, NH, for tips and tricks on preparing for a road trip in your vehicle. Once you’re all set to go, take out the map and start exploring, or visit one of these three great locations to see the best of New England:
Acadia National Park Loop in Maine
Located on Mt. Desert Island and jutting out from the coast of Maine, the 27-mile Acadia National Park loop is perfect for Porsche drivers who want to experience the quintessential New England coastline. From the rocky shoreline to its jaw-dropping views from the mountaintops, this drive is sure to provide a memorable daytrip. With the handling and sleek body of a sports car like the Porsche Cayman or Porsche 911, your vehicle makes it easier than ever to enjoy water-front views and tight winding roads.
Route 6A on Cape Cod
Hop in your Porsche Boxster convertible or Porsche Panamera and cruise along the Cape Cod coastline for a relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Also known as Old King’s Highway, the journey along Route 6A leads you off the beaten path of the built-up Cape Cod strips and allows you to simply bask in the beauty of the tidal marshes and harbors sprinkled along the coast. So take the top down and rev your engine while you soak in the freshness of the ocean breeze on your skin!
The Green Mountains in Vermont
Thinking about taking the family on a weekend trip to the mountains? Then load up your Porsche Cayenne or Porsche Macan with all the gear you’ll need and explore the quaint towns located throughout the Green Mountains. There’s an array of old-fashioned New England bed and breakfasts and cottages for you and your family to call home for a night, while the winding mountain roads are sure to offer a peaceful environment. Pack up the binoculars and hiking gear and find the perfect trail for your family to explore!
Imagine gaining x-ray vision while driving, looking through your car to gain a better look at what surrounds you. Imagine having points of interest brought to your attention when you’re maneuvering through busy city streets. Picture selecting your destination before your trip begins and having navigation relayed directly to your vehicle in advance.
Someday, these visions might just become a reality, as MINI unveiled its MINI Augmented Vision technology at Auto Shanghai 2015 last month. Designed to enhance everyday driving, the augmented reality technology incorporated in the MINI Augmented Vision eyewear works in sync with the MINI Connected infotainment platform, providing a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Drivers gain access to all sorts of valuable information on the road, from GPS routes to current speed and speed limits to a better understanding of what surrounds your vehicle. MINI Augmented Vision should make driving easier, safer and more fun, which aligns perfectly with what MINI is all about.
“Incorporating AR technology into the MINI Augmented Vision glasses allows for a wide range of capabilities, such as added visibility when navigating traffic, backing up, or trying to squeeze into a tight parking spot,” said Robert Richter, Sr. Advanced Technology Engineer, BMW Group Technology Office. “Increased safety and innovation are always our primary goals when developing new technology.”
We can think of all sorts of MINI Augmented Vision features that would benefit the drivers who visit our MINI dealership near Nashua, NH, but one of the most interesting is augmented parking. By projecting images from a camera housed in the farside mirror into the MINI Augmented Vision eyewear, drivers can see the distance from the curb when they park. That would come in plenty handy when taking a trip down to Boston or up to Portland and trying to grab a spot in the city!
We’re still a ways away from taking advantage of augmented reality on our everyday drives, but MINI has given us a fun glimpse into the future nonetheless. Which feature do you find most interesting?
At our Audi dealership near Concord, NH, we’re proud of the high-quality vehicles we sell. We know that no brand melds performance, safety and comfort quite like Audi, and we never cease to be amazed by the innovative engineering Audi rolls out every year.
In April 2015 alone, Audi found itself in the news three times, garnering praise for one sedan and two SUVs that earned top safety ratings and consumer adoration alike. Check out Audi’s three latest accolades here:
The newest Audi A6 is a truly breathtaking ride that provides power and performance in spades, but it wasn’t the sedan’s engaging ride that most recently drew praise. Instead, the Audi A6 grabbed headlines for earning a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, which is the organization’s highest safety grade. When equipped with the available Driver Assistance package, the A6 is one of the safest vehicles in the world, meaning you don’t have to choose between protection, performance and luxury.
In addition to receiving praise in terms of safety, Audi also garnered some good will for its ability to make cars that truly make driving fun. The 2015 Audi SQ5 was named to KBB.com’s 10 Most Fun SUVs list, with the publication praising the SQ5’s “smooth-yet-responsive handling” and impressive mix of power and space. With an average consumer rating of 9.5 out of 10, the SQ5 is the perfect fit for families who want to protect their loved ones, adventurers who pack plenty of gear and urban drivers who crave space and performance.
The Audi Q5 is one of the most popular rides at our Audi dealership near Concord, NH, and with its unique blend of power, practicality and style, it’s not hard to see why. Apparently the good folks at KBB.com agree, as the Q5 was named to the editorial outfit’s 10 Best Luxury SUVs list. The Q5 boasts a 3.0-liter TFSI supercharged engine that delivers 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, as well as available cutting-edge features like MMI navigation plus and advanced driver assistance technologies. Whether you want an SUV that turns heads, roars down the road or provides you with plenty of perks, the Q5 is a good match.
If you’d like to test drive an A6, SQ5 or Q5 to see what all the fuss is about, simply stop by Audi of Nashua today!