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.
The press release follows. A special prize for the first person to pronounce "Doppelkupplungsgetriebe" correctly.