Porsche knows a thing or two about building sports cars, and, one might argue, SUVs. The Cayenne has been very successful, rapidly becoming Porsche's hottest-selling model. But what does the company know about sedans? According to our own Marty Padgett, quite a lot, actually.
It's not really all that much of a stretch to make a larger rear seat and slap on a couple of extra doors, after all, though engineers will certainly groan, "it's not that easy!" Building a roomy, stylish, capable and yet compliant luxury sedan, on the other hand, takes a fine hand.
The 2010 Panamera delivers on (almost) all accounts: delivering huge power, great handling and ample room for four real-world adults. Considering the $90,750-$133,550 price range of the sedan, it better deliver, as it's up against some of the finest sedans in the world, including the Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes CLS- and S-Class, and BMW 7-series.
If there's one area where the Panamera falls short, it's styling. While the rear...