litre 6 cyl / 4.8 litre V8
or double clutch 7-spd PDK
hp - 493 hp
kg / 4123 lbs
The long awaited 2010 Porsche Panamera was finally revealed
in November 2008. While the overall shape of the car has long
been known, and many spy shots of the pre-production test cars
have been circulating print magazines and websites for nearly
a year, the final styling details were always covered up.
The four door Porsche Panamera is the first foray into the sports
sedan market for the manufacturer. However after the introduction
of the Cayenne SUV
in 2002 it's not really that surprising, and is a fitting addition
to the model lineup.
The styling of the Panamera is almost instantly recognizable
as belonging to a Porsche model. The front end is especially
familiar, and closely resembles the face of the Porsche
997 (911). In profile the Porsche Panamera quite clearly
displays it four door layout without trying to hide the rear
doors with clever styling tricks. Stylewise the rear section
is probably the cars least successful angle, and while the sloping
hatch clearly sets the Panamera apart from its competitors,
it also looks strangely out of place on a luxury four-door car.
Sadly when compared to other ultra-luxury sedans, like the Maserati
Quattroporte and Aston
Martin Rapide, the Panamera looks downright ugly.
Powering the Porsche Panamera is a range of 6 and 8 cylinder
engines including; a 3.6 L V6, a 4.8 L V8, and a turbocharged
4.8 L V8. It's available with either a 6 speed manual or a 7
speed automatic gearbox.
Similar and related vehicles:
2007 Aston Martin Rapide
Ferrari FSX Concept
2008 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
2005 Maserati Quattroporte
2009 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo