First, pick yourself up off the ground. Second, you drive it of course!!! Unfortunately, unless you're one of the anointed few at the likes of Car and Driver then chances of driving one anytime soon are Slim to none (and Slim, as it's been said, is in Texas drinking a beer). So, in the mean while, I'll just have to settle for pictures courtesy of those that have had a Panamera show up in their driveway.
The picture above was sent to me today as a teaser for more to follow. The best parts about this picture, and the ones coming later in the week, are that:
1. They have never been published before.
2. They are the first I've seen that aren't staged, Photo-Shopped or otherwise re-touched.
The fact is, the more I see the Panamera, the more I like. There, I said it again. I like the Panamera (but I still want to drive it). Let the flaming begin!!! 🙂
Porsche Panamera Pricing and other Vital Statistics
- Panamera S - $89,800
- Panamera 4S - $93,800
- Panamera Turbo - $132,600
ENGINES: DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection (S & 4S variants) / twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual (or, PDK for short).
DIMENSIONS:Wheelbase: 115.0 in Length: 195.7 in Width: 76.0 in Height: 55.8 in Curb weight: 3950–4350 lb (NO GETTING AROUND IT, THE PANAMERA IS A BIG CAR!!)
Zero to 60 mph: 4.0–5.2 sec (RUMOR HAS IT, THAT IF PROPERLY EQUIPPED WITH SPORT CHRONO, YOU CAN SHAVE ALMOST .2 SECONDS OFF THESE TIMES)
Top speed: 175–188 mph
[Source: PCNA, Car & Driver]