The Panamera is one of the more recent members of the Porsche model line-up, with the model embodying the spirit of the Porsche brand, delivering exceptional performance and class-leading luxury in one harmonious creation.
The Panamera was announced to the motoring world at the 13th Auto Shanghai Motor Show in 2009. The Panamera name tag is derived from the same motoring event as the Carrera name, the Carrera Panamericana race, a famous South American Rally from the 1950s. The links to motoring history don’t end there either, with the Porsche 989 (a concept product from the 1980’s) being the inspiration for the Panamera’s sleek, flowing profile. The result? A dynamic looking saloon that looks as good as it performs.
The Panamera, complete with four doors and a long wheelbase, is neatly positioned at the practical end of the performance car world. With substantial performance and power output throughout the range, the Panamera is unmistakably Porsche.
When the Panamera was first launched, it was available in three model variants; S, 4S and Turbo. In particular, the Turbo was well known for its pronounced exhaust note produced by its twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 engine that generated 400 hp.
Over time, the Panamera’s powertrain has evolved in line with both emissions regulations and technological improvements, with E-Hybrid models featuring heavily throughout the updated model line-up. For example, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and produces 700 hp thanks to a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine working in tandem with an electric motor.
Nowadays, the Panamera has a long list of model derivatives to choose from, with the latest being the 4 Platinum edition. Available in both the classic Saloon and the practical Sport Turismo body style with several E-Hybrid powertrains, the Panamera range has an option for everyone, including the more eco-minded Porsche enthusiast.
The advantage of the Panamera Platinum Edition is that it benefits from several additional equipment options as standard, representing great value, and making it a compelling proposition within the Panamera range…
These additional features can be spotted in both the exterior and interior styling of the Panamera Platinum Edition, as well as the non-visible performance features. This includes but is not limited to, Exclusive 21-inch Sport alloy wheels, Exclusive Design Taillights, black sports tailpipes, adaptive air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management, panoramic roof system, LED matrix main headlights with PDLS Plus, door sill guards with brushed aluminium and “Platinum Edition” lettering, 14-way front comfort seats with memory package, Porsche crests on the front and rear headrests, GT sports steering wheel and heated rear seats.
A Platinum Edition wouldn’t be worthy of this exclusive tag without bearing some of the finest technology that Porsche has to offer. With the most recent Porsche Communication Management technology, Panamera owners can benefit from a number of infotainment features such as the integration of Spotify and Android Auto™.
After nearly 14 years, the Panamera has continued to be a class-leading example in the performance saloon market. With a performance aura and luxurious interior, the Panamera connects with the road in the manner of a true sports car, as only a Porsche could.
However, if you want to experience everything that Panamera has to offer, you simply must get behind the wheel. Book a test drive using the link below to experience the ultimate sports car for four.