On Wednesday, Car and Driver scooped the automotive press with their first drive of the Porsche Panamera. While I'm still waiting for my shot for some seat time I was able to get my hands on some nice new pictures that were taken just this week and not yet published anywhere. The car is a Panamera S, the color is Platinum Silver Metallic. I'm told that the color has the tendency to look different depending on lighting and angle.
Along with the pictures came a significant amount of marketing and PR material. In fact, I'm still working through some of it. A lot of it was written for Europe and the UK so the specs were metric. However, this particular car (the S variant) comes in at just under 4000 lbs and has a top speed of 177 mph. What's interesting, is that even though the S weighs 140lbs less than the otherwise similar 4S, the all wheel drive version still sees 60 mph in 4.6 seconds* or almost a half a second faster than the S version. That's power management for you.
While I'd like to say this will be my last Panamera post until I drive one, I'm not sure I would be telling the truth. We'll just have to wait and see. Enjoy the rest of the pictures.
*With optional Sport Chrono
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