When Porsche introduced the Panamera in 2009, everyone wondered if they’d be able to deliver something as exciting and fun as the 911. The thought of Porsche making a four-door luxury sedan was sacrilege for many Porsche-lovers. However, all it took to convince people that it was, in fact, a genuine Porsche was a single drive behind the wheel. It drove, looked, and handled like a Porsche, and all doubt was banished.
Awesome 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive Hatchback for Sale in LA
The base Panamera uses a V6 and a naturally-aspirated V8, but not this one. Because it is the top of the line turbo model, the engine in this particular example is a 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing a mighty 513 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via Porsche’s lighting-quick 7-Speed PDK (twin-clutch transmission), and the end result is a 0-60 sprint time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed just north of 190 mph. It’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a genuine supercar sporting five doors and room for four adults.
It’s not the performance on offer which impresses you the most, but the effortlessness of it all. The interior is a master class in what a luxury car should feel like. Quality materials everywhere, and a fit and finish to rival Rolls-Royce and Porsche’s latest infotainment system. There are not many five-door cars which offer the same level of sumptuous comfort and are still able to cruise at a mind-blowing 190 mph. Come to think of it, it’s in a class of one.
This particular example, for sale in Los Angeles, California, has just 11,054 miles on the odometer. It gets all the standard Panamera Turbo goodies, as well as the optional Porsche Communication Management with Navigation. It just might be the most capable everyday car on the planet.
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