One Hot Car: Porsche Panamera V6
The first ever four-door fun machine that is the Porsche Panamera V6 broke the sports-car mold when it debuted in 2009, winning multiple awards and landing on countless top-10 lists. With a 3.6-liter, 300hp Porsche V6 engine that converts zero to 60 in six seconds flat, the sleek and speed-fueled Gran Turismo model has everything you want in a dream car, plus enough space to share the experience. And for only $74,400, that dream can be yours.
Under the Hood: Rev up with the 3.6-liter, 300hp Porsche V6 engine. That converts zero to 60 mph in six seconds flat.
Road Stats: The V6 gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway for plenty of driving excitement.
Speed Racer: There’s no such thing as slow with the Panamera, whose top test track speed was 160 mph.
Gear Up: Check the seven-speed Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox with auto-start and -stop function.
Legs: Nineteen-inch all-season tires with reduced rolling assistance are available.
Body: The aerodynamic shape yields a spacious, strong and lightweight car; a highcaliber combination of boron steel, aluminum and magnesium makes up the body. The resulting responsiveness is way more sports car than luxury sedan.
Sporty: The standard Sport button on the PDK gear selector means more aggressive and spontaneous response.
Brake for It: The Panamera stops on a dime, with a braking system several times more powerful than the engine.
Have a Seat: Like with Porsche’s other sports cars, the Panamera’s seats lie in a low, sporting position, giving the driver and passengers a more direct connection with the contours of the road.
Junk in the Trunk: Four suitcases fit comfortably behind the rear seats—upright, at that.
Interior Style: Supple upholstery in a variety of personalized options makes this automobile as classy to sit in as it is to drive.
Turn It Up: A high-end surround sound system from specialist Burmester is available, developed specifically for the Panamera. With 16 loudspeakers, it’s like a live concert in there.
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