Capsule Review 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS The Truth About Cars

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Capsule Review: 2013 Panamera GTS

Twenty years the first Porsche  limousine off the assembly line at Stuttgart; doors, 8 cylinders, wide big brakes and a period correct stereo system. It was built in quantities, by hand. To those who it was distinguishable at a distance, but to the man on the street, it was

Truly a car for the one percent in terms of means  and  taste.

You won t find it in any of the catalogs of the era. It was called the 500E. And it wasn t an AMG anything.

then, AMG was an independently-owned speed a Roush Performance with a accent.

Today, AMG has ceased to be a shop. It s not even really the of Mercedes-Benz performance cars; it is now trim level of SUV for affluent You ll find more C63s outside beauty salons at Mosport. They are bought not for performance characteristics, but simply it is the most expensive trim of a given model line, and the AMG lets everyone know

The badge matters now.

A car the original W124 500E be dead on arrival today. In an era of consumption, a $160,000 Porsche-engineered that s barely distinguishable an E550 has a slightly worse of success than an anti-global film does at the Oscars. the Panamera.

It is a Porsche, not a Mercedes. If we re diplomatic, it is distinct looking, and is expressly to inform everyone you have  arrived . One look at the old and the new Panamera is strong evidence vehicular vulgarity has risen in to income inequality.

Once you re inside the Panamera, the looks become less of a The interior is a cavalcade of buttons overwhelms at first, but their and ease of use beats the knob-and-touchscreen that Mercedes et al now employ. would ever accuse to s interior of being simple, but that of the W124, it is elegant.

The out of the hood is decidedly old school as you can actually see over the hood, so the corners of the fenders are visible. modern cars seem to a hood that disappears off the cliff. This little makes the 16 foot long markedly easier to maneuver in traffic, a small benefit isn t readily apparent but goes a way with its intended client of upper class working who need to weave their way in and out and clogged lanes.

The blogger brigade that reported on this car s debut year was perhaps over-eager to use s own PR copy describing this car as sort of track ready Let s get serious. It s got 30 horsepower more the standard Panamera 4S, as well as and brake bits from the but the only time that one of will see track time is at a lapping day for owners.

The lawyers, and finance executives mentioned don t usually have the time or for an HPDE day. That t mean they can t get their elsewhere.

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Porsche probably this, and I d bet that s why the  GTS at the Stop Light Grand  Between the all-wheel drive and the 7-Speed PDK gearbox, there is no way you lose any sort of unsanctioned contest to anything short of a GT-R. The GTS posts an identical time (1.4 seconds) to the Turbo S, despite a 120 horsepower

As the speeds increase, a gap develops, but will you find an open in the financial district? Rest that the view below is every other driver be seeing of you.

I m not philosophically to this car like certain but one has to wonder: what s the point of the The argument is this: Car companies to make a profit, and Porsche to diversify beyond impractical cars to ensure its survival in the A sedan is a natural extension of the after the Cayenne, and a good way to use up at the Leipzig plant.

But I don t want my to be practical, nor do I want my luxury to feel like a Porsche. A ride and a noisy exhaust in a 911 are facts of life. In this they are a simulacrum, a consolation given to you by Porsche because wife wouldn t let you by a 911.

And that s ultimately what s with this car; it is fish nor fowl. It is dynamically but forever a mutt, stuck between supercar and sedan, the worst attributes of both. If you to make a statement, you can buy the Jaguar XJ, can be had with a stupendously powerful V8 in your choice of two wheelbases and equipment configurations.

It makes the kind of statement as the Panamera, but it s more elegant. If you want more German, than the A8 is peerless and has yet to suffer from the kind of terminal prole as the S-Class or the 7-Series.

But if you really  must  have the if you really must have a sedan you can buy a 500E and have left over for something Both of those choices more claim to Stuttgart the Panamera, and they won t make you like a hen-pecked corporate either.

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Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
Porsche Panamera Electric Cars
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