Whether you're a fan of its styling or not, the 2011 Porsche Panamera is one serious piece of machinery, and refined, too. And for the latest model year the entire lineup has been made more fuel efficient--and more accessible. What do we mean by that? Well, a new V-6 variant
has brought the price of entry to $74,400, which is very reasonable for a sedan with sports car handling, German engineering and avant-garde styling.
While it’s easy to throw the Panamera into the burgeoning four-door coupe segment alongside the likes of the Aston Martin Rapide and Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Porsche is a four-door coupe, but a true ‘gran turismo’ complete with prodigious power and plenty of space for four full-size adults.
Yes, even the V-6 model offers strong performance. With 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque on board, the V-6 Panamera will rocket to 60 mph from rest in 6.0 seconds flat. Opt for the extra traction of the all-wheel drive Panamera 4 and you’ll see...