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post #31 of 45
Would take the maserati
post #32 of 45
I would take an m5 over that porsche. not worth it IMO. If I am going to spend 100K plus on a sports sedan, there are other options.
post #33 of 45
I like it actually.
post #34 of 45
Corvette front, Crossfire rear. What is up with that?
post #35 of 45
Ick, no. Porsche's traditional styling cues do not translate well to a sedan. Why can't they go back to making just awesome sportscars?
post #36 of 45
Looks good to me...
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by jgold47 View Post
I would take an m5 over that porsche. not worth it IMO. If I am going to spend 100K plus on a sports sedan, there are other options.
Ditto! M5 all the way, no 911 GT3/Turbo, no care.....
post #38 of 45
Thread Starter 
Evidently Porsche designers weren't smoking that thing alone


post #39 of 45
If we are going to talk crazy priced 4 door sports cars, I think I'd rather have a Fisker Karma even if the grille looks like the pringles man's mustache.
post #40 of 45
I bet the Panamera out performs everything else in its class.. However, most people don't buy those kinds of vehicles for pure performance. Maybe it's the for the guy who has a GT3 in the garage and whose wife drives a Cayenne Turbo. He can drop the S550 and stay brand loyal.
post #41 of 45
From the front, it's godawful. A four-door sedan does not look right with that kind of slanted nose. From the back, it's sort of a bastard, but considerably less awful.

Without a rear engine, though, I sort of just don't really get it.
post #42 of 45
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Without a rear engine, though, I sort of just don't really get it.

Because it makes sense?

Porsche's best vehicle has the engine in the middle.
post #43 of 45
Porsche's iconic vehicle remains the 911. It is so because it is a legend on the track. And one of the things that makes it fast on the track also makes the thing a bitch to drive if you don't know what you're doing - that is the rear engine and the need to stay on the gas or you'll spin the thing.

I understand the place in the lineup for a more affordable Porsche, even if that means putting the engine in the middle. The Boxster and the Cayman make sense because they're still fairly-no-nonsense sports cars without a lot of compromises. Having a mid-engine is a slight departure from history, but it's still a sports car, through and through.

Making a 4-door sedan with a front engine and slapping a Porsche badge on it is cynical, ostentatious, and stupid. I'm not saying that they should have put a rear engine in a sedan, I'm saying they shouldn't have made a sedan (or an SUV) at all. Porsche can do what they want and profit where they want to, but that doesn't mean that I won't think anyone driving down the road in one of these monstrosities isn't a giant douchebag.
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post
Porsche's iconic vehicle remains the 911. It is so because it is a legend on the track. And one of the things that makes it fast on the track also makes the thing a bitch to drive if you don't know what you're doing - that is the rear engine and the need to stay on the gas or you'll spin the thing.

I understand the place in the lineup for a more affordable Porsche, even if that means putting the engine in the middle. The Boxster and the Cayman make sense because they're still fairly-no-nonsense sports cars without a lot of compromises. Having a mid-engine is a slight departure from history, but it's still a sports car, through and through.

Making a 4-door sedan with a front engine and slapping a Porsche badge on it is cynical, ostentatious, and stupid. I'm not saying that they should have put a rear engine in a sedan, I'm saying they shouldn't have made a sedan (or an SUV) at all. Porsche can do what they want and profit where they want to, but that doesn't mean that I won't think anyone driving down the road in one of these monstrosities isn't a giant douchebag.

Porsche wouldn't be making anything right now if it weren't for those douchebags.
post #45 of 45
From the title I thought we were going to be treated to a hot-rodded Aztec.

The Panamera isn't so bad. Not that I'd buy one.
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