The Panamera comes with a variety of engines, 3.0L V6 diesel, 3.6L V6, 3.0L V6 hybrid, 4.8L V8, and 4.8L twin turbo V8, and comes with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The fastest version of the this model, the Panamera Turbo S, comes with the 4.8L twin turbo V8 that produces 550 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 190 mph. This is one of the fastest sedans on the market. Prices for the basic Panamera start at $74,400, and prices for the Panamera Turbo S start at $173,200. That is very high price for a car with looks only a mother could love. Then again, Porsche is more known for performance, not looks.
Final Thoughts: It is an ugly car. I see more and more Panameras on the road. People bring them to Houston Cars and Coffee. I also saw one in Tel Aviv, and got into a debate whether the Panamera is worthy of the badge or not. The other person says it is too ugly to be a Porsche. I think the Panamera is a stretched version of the Porsche 928 with two extra doors. The other difference between the 928 and the Panamera is that the 928 is easy on the eyes, where as the Panamera looks like it was beaten with the ugly stick. Even with its bad looks, the Panamera performs like a Porsche, and is, in my mind, worthy of being called a Porsche.
Photo taken from a digital camera