Driving | Car Review: 2017 Porsche Panamera 4S

User211

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There was one in the company car park yesterday - the 4S Turismo. That variant looks pretty dreadful.

It is the lowest selling and highest depreciating Porsche. Like many executive cars.

The best selling Porsche is the Macan.

Porsche is a highly profitable company. Unlike Tesla, who are losing $16 million a day.
 

hi5harry

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OK, but allow me to playfully defend my 2013 Panamera GTS. It's got a BIG BUTT, let's move on. Some think it's ugly. I remember a car that was so ugly they called it a bathtub Porsche! They made an even uglier version that had running water when it rained called the Speedster. Now they are " cute". $100,000. cute. If you collect cars, you usually want something different looking. Something that distinguishes it as a certain year. As the Panamera gets better looking and blends in with the masses, my GTS never will. It's quirky. How does it drive? The GTS designation is usually Porsche's fastest normally aspirated, best cornering version of that model. It was the last of the V8's ( except the Turbo). Yes, I know the v6's now have as much power and torque and are just as fast, but they feel different. A normally aspirated V8 compared to a turbo V6 are not the same car at all. The GTS feels nothing like the other Panamera's when pushed hard. It DOES feel the same when you have four people driving to a concert. IMG_3229.JPG
 

still-one

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#8
There was one in the company car park yesterday - the 4S Turismo. That variant looks pretty dreadful.

It is the lowest selling and highest depreciating Porsche. Like many executive cars.

The best selling Porsche is the Macan.

Porsche is a highly profitable company. Unlike Tesla, who are losing $16 million a day.
I am waiting to see the Turismo in person. My next Porsche might be the Turismo eHybrid. In photos the car looks very good.
 

User211

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OK, but allow me to playfully defend my 2013 Panamera GTS. It's got a BIG BUTT, let's move on. Some think it's ugly. I remember a car that was so ugly they called it a bathtub Porsche! They made an even uglier version that had running water when it rained called the Speedster. Now they are " cute". $100,000. cute. If you collect cars, you usually want something different looking. Something that distinguishes it as a certain year. As the Panamera gets better looking and blends in with the masses, my GTS never will. It's quirky. How does it drive? The GTS designation is usually Porsche's fastest normally aspirated, best cornering version of that model. It was the last of the V8's ( except the Turbo). Yes, I know the v6's now have as much power and torque and are just as fast, but they feel different. A normally aspirated V8 compared to a turbo V6 are not the same car at all. The GTS feels nothing like the other Panamera's when pushed hard. It DOES feel the same when you have four people driving to a concert. View attachment 37667
Totally agree about turbo versus no turbo Porsche. For the flat 6 normally aspirated engines are far more fun than the flat 4 turbos in practice.

After driving the flat 4s I felt the Boxsters had lost quite a bit of the feeling of fun that the flat 6s give. A 911 C4 turbo was just annoying with the high pitched whistling coming from behind your ears.

Normally aspirated if you can, please:)
 

User211

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I am waiting to see the Turismo in person. My next Porsche might be the Turismo eHybrid. In photos the car looks very good.
We didn't think so here and I didn't originate the remark initially but I did agree with it.

Have a look and see you might like it.
 
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OK, but allow me to playfully defend my 2013 Panamera GTS. It's got a BIG BUTT, let's move on. Some think it's ugly. I remember a car that was so ugly they called it a bathtub Porsche! They made an even uglier version that had running water when it rained called the Speedster. Now they are " cute". $100,000. cute. If you collect cars, you usually want something different looking. Something that distinguishes it as a certain year. As the Panamera gets better looking and blends in with the masses, my GTS never will. It's quirky. How does it drive? The GTS designation is usually Porsche's fastest normally aspirated, best cornering version of that model. It was the last of the V8's ( except the Turbo). Yes, I know the v6's now have as much power and torque and are just as fast, but they feel different. A normally aspirated V8 compared to a turbo V6 are not the same car at all. The GTS feels nothing like the other Panamera's when pushed hard. It DOES feel the same when you have four people driving to a concert.
I'm sorry the only 4 door Porsche that is tolerable to look at is their SUV / Crossover. Anything else with more than 2 doors is an overpriced Volkswagen ............
 

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