In 2009, Porsche launched its four-door super saloon, the Panamera. It was Porsche’s answer to the BMW 7 series and the Mercedes S-class, but it was also the trend back then, since Maserati had their Quattroporte and Aston Martin their Rapide. With a price range somewhere in the middle, Porsche had a formula that crushed the competition full on: the quality was impeccable, the interior was spacious and the machine actually drove like a sports car. The Aston, for instance, also drove beautifully, but you needed a shoehorn to get in the front and anti-claustrophobia medicine to endure sitting in the back.
In 2017, Porsche presented their latest Panamera and improved the car in every way, especially the exterior which got the “911” treatment, making the back stealthier than ever. But they also presented a less stealthy model, the Panamera Sport Turismo, which, in other words, is Porsche’s first ever station wagon. Yeah, one of those cars for hockey moms and Labrador owners. Does that sound like a good idea? Jawohl, the Porsche engineers thought, because they didn’t see themselves competing with Volvo, as you can imagine. They wanted an answer to the Audi RS6 Avant or the Mercedes E Combi AMG. And they brought it.
There are several versions of the Sport Turismo, but to demonstrate how serious Porsche takes this model, know that they are also selling it as a Turbo. Yes, the Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. The monster is 4-wheel driven, has 550 horsepower, does 0-100 km/h in 3,8 seconds, and will do 304 km/h. That means you will be the first one to arrive with the kids at your skiing destination, without having the fear of the car breaking down. There is no other way to put it, this is an absolute super machine.