2014 porsche panamera gts review




2014 porsche panamera gts review

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  • On paper, the Porsche Panamera GTS offers a blend of sports car performance with executive car luxury. What Car? finds out if that mixture.

    Edmunds has a detailed expert review of the Porsche Panamera GTS. View our consumer ratings and reviews of the Panamera, and see what other.

    About logo. The Porsche logo is a coat of arms that shows: a riding horse and a deer antler, framed by red stripes. The emblem is dedicated to the home city of the concern - Studgart. Strips and horns are symbols of the city, and the stallion is depicted in connection with the fact that originally in place of the city, in the year 950 there was a horse farm, around which a whole city was gradually built.

    Plenty of options and a naturally aspirated V8, but does the new GTS exceed the Porsche Panamera GTS review - prices, specs and time 30 Mar

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    Air springs do mean, however, that the Panamera is relatively well isolated on most roads, while at speed its straight-line stability is superb. The V8 automatically revs up a bit before settling to a purposeful idle. So what about the motorway? There's nothing wrong with having buttons on display in a car. And in the Panamera , those letters GTS are particularly notable.

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    Porsche Panamera GTS

    For serious drivers, anyway. And in the Panamera , those letters GTS are particularly notable. Because while the meat of the Panamera range went turbocharged and downsized last year, this version retains a normally aspirated V8 of 4. It sends its power via the obligatory seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox, with drive going to all four wheels, The suspension, though 10mm lowered, features, as standard, air springs. A couple of those points raise an eyebrow.

    Still, Porsche knows more about this sort of thing than I do. Presumably nobody would buy one. So the Panamera GTS stays air sprung and with four driven wheels. The V8 automatically revs up a bit before settling to a purposeful idle. We found by adding From then on, the GTS is a slightly curious thing. The engine wants revving to give its best, which manifests as bhp at rpm.

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    It makes that great noise for a start, while traction is unbeatable and the brakes are superb. The Panamera also steers better than any other huge saloon. The tightness of the body control manages that well enough.

    Air springs do mean, however, that the Panamera is relatively well isolated on most roads, while at speed its straight-line stability is superb. A several-hour fast motorway cruise gives you every sense as to what the Pamanera is designed for. On those long, lazy journeys, the confident low-rev response of a turbocharged car would seem more appropriate than the urgency of the GTS's V8.

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    And when twistier roads arrive, the GTS seems a bit more complicated and sophisticated than it needs to be. Is it the pick of this range? Not for all of our testers, no. Still a shame that any vehicle made by a company with a sporting background such as Porsche looks SO heavy in the metal. Other similar manufacturers seem to be able to do the large saloon thing without this problem. And I don't think I've read a review yet which criticises the number of buttons the Porsche driver has to deal with, yet other cars get slated for it all the time.

    This car looks very wide because there is a lot of metal between the headlamps due to the lack of a grille and low bonnet. Does a 4- rather than 5- seater need to be this wide? Also the rapidly rising windowline above the rear door makes that area look very bulky. BMW has the Hofmeister kink which shapes the window above the rear door, Mercedes are traditionally triangular, Audi has always been a 6-light arrangement with the little window placed behind the rear door.

    But Porsche has no such design tradition to fall back on. Let's hope the next generation manages to resolve these styling problems. Log in or register to post comments Rhys. Our Verdict Porsche Panamera The Panamera Diesel's V6 engine has been revised to give more performance for similar economy, and for the most part it's a successful upgrade.

    2014 porsche panamera gts review

    Vastly more composed and better-controlled on a challenging road than a BMW 7 Series Ld long-term review. Does this 7 Series have that all-important sense of occasion its predecessors Mercedes-Benz X-Class long-term review. Should I buy one? Join the debate Comments.

    Have to hand it to the Germans. They sure make a lot of nice cars! Log in or register to post comments. Still a shame that any. There are now 9 models in the. There are now 9 models in the panamera range, 8 in the cayenne and god knows in the range.

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