For most, the Porsche Panamera is either love it or leave it. I admit, when I first saw some of the heavily camouflaged test mules I was definitely among the many who would eagerly “leave it“. It seemed to have bulges and bumps in all the wrong places. However, over time, as more of the car was revealed and we ultimately saw the final product, my derision turned to desire and I’m now dipping my toes into the “love it” pool. With that said, it’s only a toe and I can easily dry it off, but I won’t know for sure until I drive one. I’m hoping that happens sooner vs. later (wink, wink, nod, nod, yeah, you know who you are!!). 🙂
While I’m waiting for the Porsche God(s) of press cars to deliver my Panamera, I thought I would share this video of Porsche’s Michael Mauer (Panamera’s chief architect) giving an interview to Driver’s Republic at a Porsche press event this past March. For those of you who like the design (and even those who don’t) the video below will give you some idea of the cues used by Porsche in developing the new Panamera.
In my last poll on the subject of loving or leaving the Panamera, of the 179 of you that voted, 73 of you were like me and wanted to wait and see, while the rest of you had already decided: 65 loved it and 41 of you went so far as to say you hated it.
Now that a number of first hand reviews have been published by the likes of Car and Driver, Motor Trend, the LA Times, etc, has your opinion of the Panamera changed?