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Review: 2011 Porsche Panamera V6 [w/video]

Meet Stuttgart's Most Unlikely Ambassador Full Disclosure: Until just recently, I'd never driven a Porsche. It wasn't as if I'd earned some black mark from the German sportscar maker – I've spent the better part my a career pontificating on the virtues of the plucky 914 and more than a few synapses thinking about scoring seat time in cars like the Boxster Spyder, Cayman R and, if I were feeling really indulgent, the 911 GT2 RS. Hell, after learning of the automaker's prowess in the Transsyberia Rally, I even became a stout defender of the Cayenne SUV's right to exist. At some... Read More

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    Video: Porsche offers design walkthrough of Panamera Sport Turismo
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    The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo was arguably the best concept car of 2012, and Porsche has been building upon that momentum by teasing us with videos of its first-ever station wagon design. After showing us some driving shots of the Sport Turismo, Porsche released a more in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at what it took to take the Panamera shooting ...

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    Video: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo gets its driving debut
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    We've been fans of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept ever since we first laid eyes on it at the Paris Motor Show back in September. And just when we finally managed to get that sensational rump out of our minds, Porsche has gone and released a video of the sexy beast in action. The video also features the German automaker's general manager of ...

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    Report: Thieves stealing Porsche headlamps for marijuana grow lights
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    Well this is something you don't see everyday. Thieves in Amsterdam have been preying upon unsuspecting Porsches recently. The burglars are not making off with the entire car. Rather, they are stealing only the HID headlights. But what is most interesting is the purpose of snatching just the headlamp assemblies. It is believed that the headlights make ...

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    Official: Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition arriving in early 2013
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    Porsche has been steadily bolstering its Panamera line since the car was first introduced adding models like the V6, Hybrid and GTS, and starting next year, it is adding a new model to the mix, the Panamera Platinum Edition. The 2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition goes on sale on January 5, and it is only offered on the V6 models with a starting price ...

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    Report: Porsche confirms Sport Turismo styling cues for rest of lineup
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    Whether or not it's ever going to be built, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept sounds like it will be playing a pivotal role in upcoming Porsche products. Following the car's debut at the Paris Motor Show, Motor Trend sat down with Porsche AG President and CEO, Matthias Müller, to discuss where we might see elements from this stylish concept ...

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    Paris: Porsche Sport Turismo Concept introduces Panamera to pulchritude and plugging in [w/video]
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    When we heard that Porsche would be bringing a Panamera wagon concept to Paris, reaction was just as scattered as people's reaction to the Panamera itself; some actually wondering if the Panamera isn't already a wagon, others deciding, to put it kindly, that the back end of Porsche's five-door can only go up, design-wise. Then we saw leaked pics of the ...

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    Breaking: Porsche Panamera wagon concept is real, looks better than five-door [UPDATE]
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    With the 2012 Paris Motor Show kicking off tomorrow, Porsche has already dropped what could be the biggest bombshell of the show with this Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept. Aside from giving the polarizing Panamera five-door hatchback much sexier lines, this long-rumored cargo-friendly concept obviously has the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake dead ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS [w/video]
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    We've already driven the Porsche Panamera GTS in Europe in a track environment, but haven't had the chance to talk about this car after driving it in on North American roads yet. I've driven a few different Panamera variants since the five-door hatchback was first introduced for 2010, but this all-wheel-drive Carmine Red GTS is my favorite variant thus ...

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    Video: Shootout video pits BMW M5 against Porsche Panamera GTS
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    It's not like we needed it, but the latest episode of Motor Trend's "Head 2 Head" is more proof that those who spend six-figures buy whatever they want (or more likely, they buy three or four of them), not necessarily what wins the spec war or a drag race. Jonny Lieberman took two German thunder chariots, the BMW M5 and Porsche Panamera GTS, to the ...

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    Report: Future Bentleys to be built on Porsche platforms
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    Luxury, meet performance. Opulence, meet frugality. That's apparently the plan between two of Volkswagen Group's more posh brands, Bentley and Porsche, as they explore ways to stretch Euros and provide a little commonality between the two distinct brands. According to Autocar, Bentley will begin using the Porsche Panamera platform for its future ...