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In another episode of Tuesday Test Drive, Steven Pigozzo rides with Porsche Centre Oakville’s Danny Burkett as they run through the features and performance abilities of the grandiose sportster, the Porsche Panamera.
What makes this Panamera the ultimate choice for an executive performance sedan is the amazing on-road versatility it offers as well as the equal amounts of front and rear passenger comfort and luxuries included as standard. The Porsche Panamera is built with an expert level of craftsmanship and loaded with the latest in tech and luxuries. Porsche has spent equal amounts of expertise in creating the ultimate interior for both the front and rear passengers. From the leather covered sports steering wheel and brushed aluminium paddle shifters, to the simple and elegant blacked-out centre console lined with haptic feedback touch buttons all the way up to the high definition 11-inch touchscreen, the artistry is on display throughout the vehicle.
Some might think that a simple V6 is nowhere near enough for the renowned Porsche experience to be fully realized in such a vehicle, but when coupled with a very advanced double-clutch transmission and a myriad of tech, this Panamera 4 truly comes alive with the press of the gas pedal. The turbo powered V6 produces 330 hp and 332 lb-ft, which is enough to push the executive car up to 96 km/h in 3.6 seconds.
The Panamera is a very versatile GT hauler, allowing for passengers and drivers to customize their experience to their own personal preference. While the front is more suited to the active road-goers, the rear is a serene, luxurious setting where relaxation is the MO. Push a few buttons and you are hidden from the world with the gentle whirring of the rear curtains closing out the surrounding. Heat or cool your seats, change the media settings, pair your phone or simply select a new destination for your driver. All this and more while seated in a comfortable yet highly supportive seat, keeping you snug in your corner of luxury with the skies above you, as experienced through the rear sunroof.
Date Posted: September 10, 2019