$173 000... Really?We all know it's fast, but that's just too much money for this level of ugliness, and if history (of non-911 Porsches) can be trusted, it won't hold its value worth a crap.
"Bat at this price, you should consider a Bentley or Aston Martin. Both much more special cars than a Porsche." ...both much more slower cars than this particular Porsche ;)
I'm waiting for the return of the 928..
I've seen it couple of times in person but doesn't impress me. It is pretty bulky (more so than 5GT) and since it looks quite different it certainly draws attention but for different reasons.For 173K you can buy also a R8, Aston Martin, Maserati...
May be Ugly, but the thing is awesome. This car can only be judged fairly from the drivers seat. When a car drives this great, being vain over the exterior makes NO SENSE!!
This car looks like an eggplant. They need to go back to the drawing board...
I know it's ugly. I know I should hate it. But I sat in one at the Audi/Porsche dealer when I had my S4 in for an oil change. Loved it. I saw one on the road today, and I think I want it.
Vince, those vehicles you mentioned are also not in the same league as this Panamera performance wise. Porsche quotes 0-60 in 3.6 for the S model, a magazine got a 3.4 out of the NON-S model. That is insane, and this will probably run 3.2. No sedan can touch this Porsche's level of performance.To: March 30, 2011 4:20 PMA R8? Really?Do you think someone buying a four door sedan is cross shopping with a two seat mid-engined vehicle?Get out of here with that nonsense.
Not only would I take the Bently over this; but I reached up and took the new "baby" Rolls. The Porsche is certainly a very nice car; much more worth it than anything from Mercedes/Maybach. Or Audi. Or even BMW. The interior alone is to die for. But since the basic 4-dr Porsche looks almost identical and is substantially less; you really have to be a Porsche Fanatic to part with $200k for this.
You are right about the price, but the Porsche offers better performance, and stellar fuel economny for what it is, 23 MPG Highway is a good figure for a car that weighs just over 4,000 lbs and has 550 Horsepower, and these Panameras can be optioned up to Bentley like levels of luxury.
"Anonymous said... I've seen it couple of times in person but doesn't impress me. It is pretty bulky (more so than 5GT) and since it looks quite different it certainly draws attention but for different reasons. For 173K you can buy also a R8, Aston Martin, Maserati... March 30, 2011 4:20 PM".... and this vehicle would still be faster than all of them, including the R8.Yeah, that's right, a sedan faster than Audi's mid-engined V10 halo car.
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