Let's start with the aspect of a Porsche that always attracts the most attention: the back. The rear end displays a wide physique and is clearly contoured, with all lines emphasising the horizontal orientation of the vehicle concept. The newly refined, higher roof line falls away to the rear, the large-size rear side windows narrow to a point. Nevertheless, passengers in the second row still have plenty of room to get in. A sports car: sharp, agile, contemporary.
Extraordinary describes the adaptive roof spoiler above the expansive rear screen. At high speeds, it reduces lift at the rear axle and helps to ensure outstanding driving stability, high performance and greater driving pleasure.
The interior design leads the way to the future of the sports car – and nevertheless remains faithful to classic Porsche principles. The centre console ascends towards the front, the analogue rev counter is positioned in the middle of the instrument cluster, the dashboard is flat conspicuously wide.
The control concept is cutting edge: Porsche Advanced Cockpit. The centre console with Direct Touch Control has a surface in glass look featuring touchsensitive buttons for direct access to the most important functions. In between: the compact gear selector.
Drive and chassis
“That's the way we've always done it.” Not really a sentence to inspire change. Except at Porsche. That's because we've always made each new generation of engines higher-performing, more dynamic and more efficient than the last.
The turbocharged V6 engine in the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, the twin-turbo V6 engines in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo and Panamera 4S Sport Turismo, and the twin-turbo V8 engine in the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo are equipped with VarioCam Plus: a system that adjusts the camshafts and valve lift. Their turbochargers are positioned in between the cylinder banks. This reduces the distance that the exhaust stream has to travel to reach the respective turbo – delivering a more rapid response.