2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo
Rarely is such significant progress made from one modern generation car to the next than with the Porsche Panamera.
A new era
In 2017 with the introduction of the second-generation Panamera, Porsche’s flagship instantly went from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. It transformed from having a not-quite-right interior to a modern one that overnight was heralded the world’s best. An interface system for the myriad of car settings and creature comforts that was once all buttons and mostly analogue became high-tech with iPad digital influence and tactility. Other major points related to the car’s dynamics. An all-new generation 4.0-litre V8 with twin turbochargers (as on the Turbo model offered here) was silky and syrupy smooth, more powerful and significantly easier on the juice than the larger V8 turbo unit it replaced.
Comfort and road holding
The Panamera finally delivered on its driving promise. The new three chamber air suspension (two chamber on the outgoing model) allowed engineers to tune levels of comfort and road holding into the five-metre long limo to give it the driving dynamics of what many imagine a four-door 911 would offer.
And the elements that were fine on the first generation Panamera were, obviously, improved upon – like the ‘cockpit for four’ concept. These four identical seats mean that no matter where you sit you still have the best seat in the house.
Back seat winners
This example presented by Zagame Collection features Vulcano Grey exterior with luscious two-tone Black and Bordeaux Red interior finished off with polished carbon fibre trimming. Rear seat occupants will, in particular, enjoy extended drives with individually controlled rear seat climate control function and Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound system, which was a $12,550 option.