The 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo is a dream car in more ways than you might think. Of course it’s expensive; something many of us can only fantasize about buying. But it’s also the literal stuff of dreams. Something that shouldn’t exist in real life. Something that feels impossible.
Nürburgring records are like Motor Trend Car of the Year awards, but with actual value: Everybody participates, and getting the honor is like a giant promotional banner. There’s a Nürburgring record for almost everything, but some—like a record for towing a dang trailer the fastest—still manage to be surprising.
Hey America! You can spend what is likely millions of dollars on a deposit to be the first humans in a long-ass time to go around the Moon, or you can spend a marginally smaller amount of money on the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo for much more comfort and all of the space you’ll ever need—because it’s officially…
The looks of the Porsche Panamera split us up like nothing else did. Some thought it was gorgeous. Some thought it was ugly. Personally, I thought it looked like an eggplant. But the new Panamera is prettier than ever, nearly perfect—until today, when we saw the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo sport wagon. It is…
Porsche already improved the Panamera from a fast and capable but awkwardly styled four-door into a stunning sedan. Of course, every sedan is automatically made better if it becomes a wagon, and the Panamera Sport Turismo “shooting brake” (wagon) is coming soon.
As much as I love Porsches, there’s always been something off about the Panamera. It’s basically the Hunchback of Notre Dame in car form. “They should have just made it a wagon!” I’ve said. Now I have a new reason to kick myself: the spy shots of the new wagon version look oddly proportioned, too.
The Porsche Panamera is a car made of juxtapositions. It can be fantastic to drive, but for many it is also very hard to look at. What if there was one that was great to drive and easy on the eyes?