New Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Is The Perfect Porsche GT

You don’t have to have a particularly good taste to acknowledge that the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo looks better than the normal Panamera.

The Sport Turismo’s longer roofline does wonders for the design, which is now more balanced and even more appealing than the already much improved Panamera, not to mention the obvious benefits in practicality.

This doesn’t mean though that the Sport Turismo can rival models like the Mercedes E-Class Estate in this area though, only that it adds an additional layer of usability into one very attractive package.

And if you get the range-topping Turbo version, you’ll also treat yourself with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that makes 542hp. 0-60mph comes in 3.4 seconds (0-100km/h in 3.6) while the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo won’t stop accelerating until it hits 189mph (304km/h).

The cabin is easily one of the most impressive environments you can find on the market right now, with high-definition displays mixed with high-quality materials and an unmistakably sporty character.

Autocar delivers their first driving impressions of the Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo on the video linked below.

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  • DR.FUNK

    I thought Porsche did a great job of answering the more-than-two-people-transport question with the Cayenne. I never understood what they were trying to prove with the Pananmera…other than affluent people will buy an ugly car if you slap a Porsche label on it.

    • Porsche Perfection

      My wife has a torn meniscus so getting in and out of a SUV is not pleasant for her; we also transport elderly parents on occasion. The Panamera is an ideal automobile for both these cases if you want to travel in comfort. Plus, it handles well. SUVs are not always the answer, in fact, there are too damn many of them on the road as it is.

  • A GRAND TOURER IS A TWO DOOR COUPE WITH MINIMAL BACK SEAT SPACE NOT A FOUR DOOR WAGON.

  • Dariush

    Love it!

  • Bullitt2605

    It may be the perfect station wagon, not sure about a perfect Grand Touring car.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Honestly for all the hate that the BMW 5GT now 6GT was getting, this article is biased.
    I’d rather have the 6GT over this, question is will BMW make an M version to rival the topline Turbo referenced in this article???

  • BobV12

    Rear is still the weak point here, making it look like a clown shoe from the side (BMW memories intensifies)

  • 312

    I work at the Circuit where this release is taking place. The new porsche tossed me around the track better than a mercedes-benz AMG GTS, it’s as good a grand tourer as he speaks.

  • annon

    both don’t do it for me…neither the Panamera & yet alone this one (PS. Carscoops, don’t know why you blocked my original post – freedom of speech say anything to you?)

  • SteersUright

    This is not a beautiful car. Its a nice looking station wagon and like all station wagons, it will never be beautiful. I think the current Panamera looks much, much better than the last car in the regular non-wagon form.

  • Bob White

    A much better choice than all the cookie cutter SUVs out there.

  • Kash

    TBH I want porsche to do a shooting brake version and put it right in the GTC4’s face. Now that would be a comparison test i’d love to see.

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