We hit the test track with perhaps the fastest production sedan to grace the planet, the 2011 Porsche Panamera turbo.
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2014 Porsche Cayman S! Is the Lightest Porsche Now the Best Porsche? - Ignition Ep. 73
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the
newest iteration of Porsche's Cayman line, the 2014 Porsche Cayman S. After
some twisty road driving, Carlos meets up with pro driver Randy Pobst at
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to discuss the capabilities of the new Cayman on
the track. It's track ready, balanced, and can go from 0-60 in 4.2
seconds... but is it worth it's fully loaded six figure price tag?
First previewed on its Boxster platform-mate, and shown at last year's Los
Angeles Auto Show, the new Cayman looks more aggressive than its
predecessor. From the 918 Spyder-aping looks to the scalloped air intakes
on the doors to the silicone-injected hips, the car looks buffer. It's
larger, too. The wheelbase has been stretched by 2.4 inches, while the
overhangs on either end have been shortened by 10mm. Overall length is only
up 0.1 inch. The track has been widened 40/12mm front/rear.
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With 620 horsepower, the Porsche 911
GT2 RS is a handful to drive. We trained our high speed video cameras on
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2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo Start Up, Sport Exhaust, and In Depth Review/Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Porsche Panamera turbo. I take viewers on a close look
through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over
viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself.
I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it
sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to
give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Porsche Panamera Turbo S - The Smoking Tire
The 2012 Porsche Panamera turbo S has
two turbos, 550HP, and AWD. It has
launch control. It reaches 60MPH in 3.3 seconds and can go 190MPH. It also
To find out if it's worth it, Matt Farah drives it to Yosemite National
Park, accidentally finding roads better than most race tracks. Then he
drives to the El Mirage dry lake bed, to find out just how fast it will go.
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Porsche Panamera S Hybrid review - Auto Express
It's a car that's broken new ground in more ways than one. Not only is the
Porsche Panamera the firm's first four-door grand tourer, but now, with the
introduction of the Panamera S Hybrid, it's also the most fuel-efficient
model the firm has ever produced.
Capable of 41.5mpg and emitting only 159g/km of CO2, this Panamera is --
unbelievably -- more economical and cleaner than a VW Passat 1.8 TSI
petrol. Yet it still delivers the kind of performance you'd expect from a
Porsche. It can sprint from 0-62mph in only six seconds, while top speed is
Porsche Panamera Techart GrandGT 580 PS roadtest (English subtitled)
Geloof het of niet, er zijn mensen die een standaard Panamera een saaie
auto vinden. Gelukkig biedt het Duitse Techart een oplossing. Zoals bijna
elk Porsche-model kan je ook je Panamera door het tuningbedrijf onder
handen laten nemen. Het resultaat is, eeh... Apart. En oh ja, natuurlijk is
extra power altijd welkom, dus heeft de Grand GT zoals Techart hem noemt,
580 pk. Goed voor een sprint van 3,7 seconden naar 100 km/h.
2012 Porsche Panamera Test Drive & Luxury Sports Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/porsche/panamera/2012/ The 2012 Porsche Panamera
is an interesting combination of automotive delicacies. The Panamera is one
part sports car, one part luxury car, one part hatchback, and one part
sedan. Over the past decade, Porsche has created a few unique vehicles to
target a broad range of car buyers. The Boxster is aimed at the entry level
sports car enthusiast while the Cayenne is aimed at those looking for a
quick SUV. But the Panamera offers 911 performance with a usable back seat.
The 2012 Porsche Panamera can range from $75,200 for the base model all the
way to $173,200 for the top of the line turbo S model.
The vehicle tested in this video is the base model Panamera 4 (AWD). It is
powered by a lightweight and direct injected 3.6 liter V-6 engine that
makes 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is the famous PDK twin-cutch 7-speed unit that
shifts lighting quick. Fuel economy on the 2012 Porsche Panamera is 18 MPG
in the city and 26 MPG on the highway thanks in part to an auto start/stop
system which shuts down the engine while the car is sitting idle. Sixty MPH
flies by in 5.8 seconds and the Panamera 4 has a top speed of 159 MPH. The
Panamera handles incredibly well thanks to the Porsche Traction Management
system. The AWD monitors driving situations and can adjust power as need.
The Panamera is equipped with Anti-Slip Regulation and Automatic Brake
Porsche Active Suspension Management is optional on the Panamera 4. This
system provides electronic dampening at all 4 corners of the car thus
reducing body roll and increasing handling. The system will also tighten up
the setting based on the selection of modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport
Plus. The rims are 18-inch alloys wrapped in sticky rubber. The 2012
Porsche Panamera comes with huge 360 mm brakes up front and 330 mm brakes
out back. The calipers are six-piston units. Safety wise besides all the
electronic computer controlled systems, the Panamera 4 features a full
compliment of 2-stage airbags for both the front and rear passengers.
With the rear seats up the Panamera has a luggage compartment with over 15
cubic feet of storage space. But with he seats down the hatchback design
allows for over 44 cubic feet of cargo room which is a large amount for
this segment. And believe it or not the 2012 Porsche Panamera can tow up to
4850 lbs. The Panamera is a very efficient and powerful sports car that
offers a high level of luxury and sophistication while being able to
transport 4 passengers in style.
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► 2012 Porsche Panamera TURBO S (550 hp) on the road
The new Panamera turbo S is a unique
combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort.
The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine
delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the
already very powerful engine in the Panamera turbo. By the same token, the torque also
increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode of the
standard Sport Chrono Package turbo and
during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully
800 Nm with the so-called overBoost
The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera's record sprint
times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h (62 mph) is reached in 3.8
seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h (191 mph). Despite the increased
performance, fuel consumption remains at the moderate level of the Panamera
turbo -- yet another example of "Porsche
Intelligent Performance". In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100
kilometres (62 miles) on 11.5 litres of fuel. Fuel consumption falls to
11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg imp.) when fitted with the 19 inch,
all-season tyres with optimised rolling resistance developed for the
Panamera by Michelin.
The increased performance compared with the Panamera turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements:
Improved turbochargers with
titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of
the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine
and compressor wheel. This results in a lower moment of inertia and thus in
improved and more agile engine responsiveness.
Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche's new top-of-the-range Panamera
boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. In keeping with
the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the most
important driving dynamics control systems as standard. For example,
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation
system, nips in the bud the vehicle's tendency to lean when cornering, thus
enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring
Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined
with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring
superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation.
The steering system uses the speed-dependent Servotronic. The Sport Chrono
Package turbo, which tunes the
suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the
additional "Sport Plus" button, is also fitted as standard, as is the
sports Exhaust system for an even more
emotional engine sound.
The sporty character of the new Panamera turbo S is apparent not just in its performance
but is also reflected on the exterior. The 20-inch turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track
width, side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive range and the adaptive
extending four-way rear spoiler in the exterior colour ensure particularly
sporty performance and look. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is
conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, fitted as
standard. The new combination of black/cream is offered exclusively for the
new Panamera turbo S with agate
grey/cream also being added as an exclusive combination from the autumn.
The Panamera turbo S costs 167,076 euro
in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries start
in June 2011.
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