Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

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    Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800



    The Porsche Panamera, is finally showing us the part that counts: its luxurious 4-seat interior. Oh, there's something about a 500 HP Porsche Panamera Turbo too.

    The Porker that finally lives up to its name actually looks like a really nice place to spend time. We dig the four Recaro-style buckets and whatnot, but that's not what we care about, nor what you want to read about. We care about performance.

    The base model will be the Panamera S. It uses a 400 HP, 4.8-liter V8 that delivers 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 175 MPH. It'll cost you $89,900 and the ignobility of driving the cheapest version of the ugliest Porsche ever made. Above that sits the$93,800Panamera 4S, which uses the same engine, but uses all wheel drive to drop the 60 time to 4.8 seconds.

    Have money to burn, literally, since you were smart enough to withdraw $10 million from your criminal husband's bank account the night before he was arrested? Then the car for you, Mrs. Madoff, is the range-topping Porsche Panamera Turbo. Not only will it flee enraged victims with aplomb at 188 MPH and get to 60 in 4.0 seconds, but it still has 15.7 cubic feet of room in the trunk to store the cash left over after you hand a Porsche sales person a brown paper bag with $132,600 in it.

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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    You know its sad when a car 1/3 of the price can get a much nicer looking console.

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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    Quote Originally Posted by fp115 View Post
    You know its sad when a car 1/3 of the price can get a much nicer looking console.
    And exterior too, since i'm not a fan of it's looks.
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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    90g's to do what the charger can for 40.

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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    Quite nice.
    Interesting look to the console. Not quite sure I buy into it.

    However, it does look very high quality. Disappointed by the rubber patch for a footrest. Porsche can do better.
    Not sure about the aluminoid bezels around the vents ... and the solo cupholder ...

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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    Nice interior but Rapide is tons better.
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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    Quote Originally Posted by benroethig View Post
    90g's to do what the charger can for 40.
    True. But you won't look like NASCAR white trash behind the wheel of the Porsche!



    I had no qualms with a Porsche sedan, especially since I'm a sedan/wagon type of guy... but this is a let-down. I dig that console though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Nice interior but Rapide is tons better.
    Rapide is probably the only 4-door gran tourer based car that looks right. I'm not sure about the classification of Quattroporte, it looks more like a luxury sedan than a sports car to me, but i like it too.
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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    Well... given the Panamera's price point, this is more a Mercedes CLS competitor than Quattroporte, seeing as Quattroporte starts about $40,000 higher than Panamera's base price.

    Undoubtedly, Rapide will price even higher than Quattroporte, which puts Rapide in a class all its own, presumably being closer to Flying Spur in price.

    The wildcard in this new crop of super sedans/4-door coupes is the upcoming Jaguar XJ, which will slot approximately where the Panamera is and ramp up to Quattroporte. XJ will also have technology levels meeting or exceeding S-Class.

    We'll see.

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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    I guess I am in the minority, I love the interior! I did see the exterior and find it understated but unique. I might consider it for my next Porsche, it's been decades.


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    Re: Porsche Panamera, Turbo Shows Us Insides, Starts At $89,800

    Too bad the exterior looks hideous.
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