Burmester Sound System ($3,990), Adaptive Cruise Control ($2,490), Sport Chrono Package Plus ($2,280 - includes digital stopwatch, Sport Plus setting for engine and suspension, performance display in PCM, launch control), Front- and Rear-Seat Ventilation ($1,600), XM Satellite Radio ($750), Bluetooth ($695), Park Assist ($655 -- includes front and rear, plus rear camera), Ski Bag ($450), Universal Audio Interface ($440), Variable Assist Power Steering ($270), Heated Steering Wheel ($210), Wheel Caps With Colored Crest ($185), Floor Mats ($150).
4,806cc (293 cu-in)
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
500 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
516 @ 2,250
Seven-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 5.97, II = 3.31, III = 2.01, IV = 1.37, V = 1.00, VI = 0.81, VII = 0.59, R = 4.57, Final Drive = 3.15
Lots of wheelspin using launch control. Doesn't seem to hurt time. Wow! That's a very fast sedan. Insane.
Typical Porsche confidence here. Intuitive. Solid. Consistent pedal. No fade.
Slalom: Very Porsche-like here. Quick, immediate response. Very little yaw delay. Goes where it's pointed with little protest and with more confidence than any other four-door in the world. Skid pad: Won't transition to oversteer by simply opening throttle. Drop throttle, however, rotates the Panamera effectively, allowing for precise line adjustments at the limit. Very nice.