[The Porsche Panamera is easy to hate. But at times, it’s easy to love, too. Photo Credit: Porsche]
Say what you want about Porsche, but not a lot of ugly cars have been allowed to leave their factories. That's what makes the Porsche Panamera so surprising: despite being one of the best-performing sedans in the world, and one of their top-selling models, it's a bit of a fuggo.
The loop, the Autobahn that takes you to 300, starts with a street always clogged with traffic.
Hey, what's a $160,000 Porsche Panamera Turbo or two when you're an English soccer star? They must be a dime a dozen to guys like Andre Wisdom, the captain of England's Under 21 team, who had to ditch his Panamera stuck tire deep in mud after being led astray by bad GPS directions.
A drunk 22-year-old girl crashed her Porsche Panamera into a parking lot in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month, killing two homeless men sleeping there. She then reportedly planned to flee the country.
The revised 2014 Porsche Panamera looks rather a lot like last year's Panamera and that's hardly good news. Perhaps one of the most controversial notes in the facelift info is the long wheelbase variant, the Panamera Executive. The phrase "more rear legroom" is just never right when combined with the name Porsche.
We've seen a number of matte-black camera cars before, but never a Panamera. This one even has a little tail gunner hatch in the back and we can't get over how cool it is.
Is this really Shaquille O'Neal's Porsche Panamera for sale? How many other guys named Shaq do you know who played in the NBA?
Shot in Beverly Hills, Calif., this video extolling the virtues of Porsche's design language for the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept and shows the car in its natural habitat. That's because Beverly Hills is one of those places where a Panamera is as omnipresent as a Camry is everywhere else.
The Porsche Panamera is considered by many to be the most impressive luxury sedan for sale, but there was always something about it we felt was missing. Sure, it had a hatch, but wouldn't it look better as a wagon?
It seems we've been talking about diesels a lot this week, and there's none more controversial than the Porsche Panamera. A large, oil-fired sedan wearing the seal of the stud farm of "stuotgarten"? The mind absolutely boggles.
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.
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.
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.