Dr. Stefan Utsch, Porsche’s project manager for Sales and Marketing for the Panamera, was on hand to present the all-new 2010 Panamera at the recent press launch. When Porsche set forth with the new concept of the Panamera, there was one stipulation that could not be overlooked: the Panamera had to be a REAL Porsche.
To be a real Porsche, the Panamera had to provide the same spirit and abilities like its siblings in the Porsche lineup. True to that specification, the Panamera delivered. The seating position and steering wheel in the driver’s seat are identical to that of the 911. The exterior design is also sporty, with shorter overhangs at the front and rear of the vehicle. And of course, the Panamera has the Porsche Doppelkupplung dual-clutch transmission (PDK).
The Porsche Panamera essentially offers three different vehicles in one, by way of the three different driving characteristics. The three modes (Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus) tailor the driving experience to the mood of the driver and the road conditions. Pair the three modes to the other technologies like adaptive air suspension, stability management and traction management, and you have an all-new vehicle that embodies the Porsche spirit. If you want to see how those systems fared on the track, watch our 2010 Porsche Panamera 0-60 Test.
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