Published on September 14th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Porsche Panamera Turbo, A Super Sedan For You
If you need to buy a super sedan with luxury thrown in for added benefit and handling included to keep supercar drivers hanging tight to their steering wheels, this second generation Porsche Panamera Turbo answers that call with a twin-turbo V8 deploying power through all four wheels. Less a car, more a force of nature.
The evolutionary exterior design of the latest Panamera is apparent in the tighter and more prominent line-work on the nose, particularly the larger air intakes and the distinctive transition to the headlights. In side profile, the sleeker, more swept-back rear window creates an extended silhouette, reducing the bulbous look of the rear end. When viewed from the back, you’ll spot a revised tailgate, a wider rear window and spoiler, and a more elegant rear light treatment. Drop inside and you’ll find plenty of space for four.
There are a growing number of premium rivals to the Panamera Turbo, but none that offers such an intriguing compromise between performance and practicality. It maybe over the top, but if you’re going to do over the top, might as well do it properly. On a price versus capability matrix, the Panamera Turbo looks extremely competitive. It’s not as if you’re just buying a big engine either. The Panamera Turbo features driving control systems that no rival can match. For example, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation system, boosts cornering stability while Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels which, in combination with an electronically controlled rear limited slip differential, ensures superior traction. The Sport Chrono Package Turbo, which tunes the suspension settings and engine controls, offers an even more focused feel when the Sport Plus button is pressed. Completing the dynamic enhancements is a sports exhaust system that opens valves in the system to deliver a suitably spine-tingling note.