Originally Posted by Germanicus
You've got to see the cars in RL, everything else is just speculation. I didn't like the pictures of the Panamera, but when I saw it on the street I liked it very much. That said, I'm acutually disappointed but the Rapide's stats, they should've given it the DBS motor.
Perhaps this is the difference between something looking imposing
and being beautiful
. I have seen a Pagani Zonda on the streets of London, and it looked very impressive and imposing. However, I don't find it a beautiful or elegant design in the way that, say, some Ferraris or Aston Martins are.
I agree that the Rapide's stats seem a little disappointing, at least by the ever-escalating standards to which we've become accustomed in recent years. 20 years ago, 0-60 in under 5 seconds was the domain of only a very select few standard road cars, and 500 BHP...even the F40 and launch Diablo weren't quite there. That a big heavy lump like the Panamera Turbo could reach 60 in 3.7 or better is, frankly, quite astounding.