I remember back in the day spotting a Porsche on the road was to be celebrated. A slack jaw, some drool, that pang of jealousy... the odd erection or two.
As I noted when I reviewed the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo recently, not everyone wants what I want, which is to say that not everyone wants 6 cars in their garage, each with a very specific purpose. For most people, that's just not realistic. A lot of these people want one car that does it all: practicality for the…
This is the new Panamera Turbo, and... no, really. This is the new Panamera Turbo, not the old one. They changed it, I swear. You just can't really see it unless you look close. See in that picture, they moved the license plate down and there's a new side skirt? Right, new, like I said. Some people don't like the…
Remember the guy who swapped an old phone for a Porsche? Well, this is another shining example of marvellous business talent involving phones and Porsches: I give you the Panamera key shaped mobile straight from China!
After trying the Porsche Panamera out with a toddler for a couple weeks, I can absolutely say it's a terrific vehicle for taking a person, throwing them in the back in restraints, and then driving really, really fast. Which means it's not just a great toddler car, it'd make a great police car. The New South Wales…
I don't think Porsche is pushing the Panamera Turbo S as a kid-hauler. I think it's more targeted at rich guys who have friends that get embarrassed when you remind them they're a Baron. Probably three such friends, otherwise our hypothetical Baron would be driving a 911.
The Chinese car market is famous for preferring chauffeur-driven SUVs and limos to hard-riding sports cars. Thus, it's not surprising Ruf's first Chinese market-only vehicle won't be a tuned 911, but a Porsche Panamera stretched by nearly 16 inches.
Qatar's recent National Day parade was like that in many other countries: it featured military and police vehicles. Unlike those other countries, Qatar has cash to burn and a sultan's taste for the good life. The vehicles of choice? Porsche Cayennes and Panameras.
For Porsche, the Los Angeles show wasn't only about the 2012 Porsche 911. They also showed the long-awaited Panamera GTS. Like the design or hate it, this is the one we've been waiting for — the one with the more powerful naturally-aspirated V8 and sport-tuned suspension.
Remember that time you'd just barely survived a US Airways flight into Atlanta, fought your way through a crowded hellscape of angry travelers, and then had to drag your bags to your car only to see some pampered Delta customer get into a brand new Porsche? You weren't hallucinating.
If you believed the real problem with the Porsche Panamera is it just needed a bit more power — and not that it's a four-door Porsche — then today's your lucky day. Here's the 550 HP Porsche Panamera Turbo S.
Sequels, no matter their critical appeal, deliver big paydays whether they hail from Hollywood or Stuttgart, which is why finding that Sylvester Stallone owned a Porsche Panamera 4S seems like the most logical paring of star and car in years.
Lord knows the Porsche Panamera doesn't get raves for its exterior design. Leave it to German tuner ASMA to produce a Panamera that makes the unadorned original a model of restraint and elegance.
One: Sports-car company builds four-door sedan. Two: Four-door sedan is loved by some, hated by others. Three: Someone turns four-door sedan into touring-car racer. Four: We actually dig it.
Porsche has recalled every Panamera ever built to repair faulty seatbelt tensioners. Though seatbelts can be replaced, we're told there is still no fix yet for the car's horrific case of misshapen ass disease. (Hat tip to Chuck!) [Autocar]
Pirates Closer Octavio Dotel gave up four runs to the Brewers in the ninth inning yesterday. Not a great performance, but they were already down 16-to-0. For comfort, Dotel can cry into the leather seats of his custom Porsche Panamera.