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    Re: OFFICIAL: Panamera Facelift 2013

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    New Official Pics(RenderingsSmileywink

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    It looks good kiss


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    Agreed!


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    The Panamera Sport Turismo looks so much better than the sedan, when does this show up?

     

     


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    Never? I suppose this was some sort of preview with design elements of the next generation Panamera?

    Btw: Some car magazines already testdrove the new Panamera 4S (with the bi-turbo charged V6 downsized engine instead of the former V8 N/A engine) and all seem to agree that the exhaust sound is less nice (vs. the V8). It was to be expected... Thanks god Porsche kept the V8 for the GTS version (which now sounds as an even better offer than before).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)



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    The new V6 turbo, RWD seems to be the sweet spot of the Panamera range, in terms of cost to benefit. It is good that it is an authentic Porsche engine.

    Moreover,  in markets with high car taxation, the 2997cc engine capacity saves a looooot of money.


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    Downsizing...we are going to see that more often I'm afraid. This also kind of answers the question of a 8-cyl. engine in the 911: Never.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Cayenne GTS (958), 991 Turbo S (Oct. 5th), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    If Porsche win Le Mans with the 4C turbo, we'll see a 4C in the sportscars very soon after.

    This engine is a V4 correct? How many degrees, do we know?


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    I don't know about you guys, but this to me is really HOT!! Smiley


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    It's really nice and I think the LED Headlights looks especially well with the GTS/Turbo fascia...


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    I agree , it looks hot kiss


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    It does look great!  I'm not a big fan of the executive longer wheelbase look (even though I understand its purpose)... but on a "regular" turbo/gts its sick!


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    This deserves a separate thread but I am unable to start a new thread. Be that as it may, guess who is outselling Porsche in California?

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2423614,00.asp


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    nberry:

    This deserves a separate thread but I am unable to start a new thread. Be that as it may, guess who is outselling Porsche in California?

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2423614,00.asp

    Well, Californians were always kind of...different. Smiley

    It never rains in California? Well...I encountered a couple of days of rain there.

    It is always warm in California? When we returned from LV last Saturday, we had 98°F in LV and only 67°F at LA international airport.

    I saw at least three Tesla on the highway on my way to the airport, also saw two Fisker Karma, so Californians really seem to love electric cars.

    Worst (and most aggressive) drivers in LV and California? Toyota Prius drivers. Smiley

    Now I shut up before the Californian wrath hits me. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    I predict the model X will be a huge seller, even more than the model S.


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    Christian, Southern California has had weird weather this year. Our weather men have been using the term weird in their broadcast. I can only attribute it to a Germany family vacationing nearby.Smiley

    Seriously do not underestimate the Tesla. it is well financed and their product is top notch. They received the highest safety rating by any car. It's styling is modernistic and classy. The only unknown is reliability since it is a relatively new car and is battery operated.


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    nberry:

    Christian, Southern California has had weird weather this year. Our weather men have been using the term weird in their broadcast. I can only attribute it to a Germany family vacationing nearby.Smiley

    Seriously do not underestimate the Tesla. it is well financed and their product is top notch. They received the highest safety rating by any car. It's styling is modernistic and classy. The only unknown is reliability since it is a relatively new car and is battery operated.

    Two years ago, we had the same "weird" weather. Smiley What about "it never rains in California"? Smiley Smiley

    I do not underestimate the Tesla but I also think that this is a high priced high tech product, not really something for the mass market. Also don't forget that the electricity is not coming out of thin air, especially owners of electric cars tend to forget that easily.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    Tesla is a good product, but neither a sports car nor a Porsche competitor.  


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    Wonderbar:

    Tesla is a good product, but neither a sports car nor a Porsche competitor.  

    Exactly. On the track, they suck (compared to the current Panamera generation) and while the 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) acceleration performance is spectacular, the 0-200 kph (125 mph) isn't that spectacular anymore at all. For speed limited countries, the Tesla models could be an interesting alternative but let's be honest, they are too expensive.

    In Germany, you can get powerful Diesel monsters with a fuel consumption of 9-10 l / 100 km and the same performance, making electric powered cars quite senseless. We could argue about the environmental benefits but an electric car would only be really "better" in this regard if the energy produced to run it would be from wind or solar cells. Otherwise, it doesn't really matter that the electric car has zero emissions.

    I kind of get the feeling that a Tesla has become some sort of a lifestyle thing in California, it is "chique" to drive one, same as having a Hermes handbag or a gay friend. Smiley Please don't misunderstand me but right now, I cannot see the value of a full electric car for a car nut like me. Hybrids? Maybe. Fully electric? We're not there yet.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    I like my wife's Tesla Model S 4-door a little better than my Panamera for its general demeanor while driving in and around our city.  It won't push GT3s around a race track like the Panny Turbo, but its driving manners and sense of control in traffic are peerless.

    In another thread, I mentioned that I would be sorely tempted to add a second Tesla Model S to the garage, instead of the Panamera, if not for the cruising range limitations for inter-city trips.

    I suggest a test drive Smiley


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    Carrera GT + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T + GT3 RS 4.0


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    I drove a Tesla Roadster almost two years ago and wasn't impressed at all. Actually liked the Fisker Karma more (it felt more refined, despite the less agile/nimble feel vs. the Tesla) but while I was impressed with the technology per se, I don't think I would like driving one on a daily basis. I love gadgets but it seems I don't like electric cars...yet.

    Btw: My 9-year old son has an electric ATV for our garden, it is actually quite fast (over 60 kph, it is the real deal, just with an electric motor instead of a fuel engine) and fun to ride (even more me) but we had an engine operated ATV in Vegas last week and it felt and sounded so much better, even if it wasn't much faster. Maybe I'm too old school regarding engines but I really don't like electric ones. Yet.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S (Sept. 2013), Cayenne GTS (958), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    I agree that the Tesla Roadster is not my favorite every-day car.  Yes, it's a bit unrefined.  

    My statement was about the Tesla Model S sedan.   Apples to oranges.


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    Mike

    Carrera GT + Tesla Roadster 1.5 & Model S + Panamera Turbo +  BMW Z8 + BMW 3.0 CSi + Bentley Arnage T + GT3 RS 4.0


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    Tesla is not a niche market. It is leading in luxury sedan slot. Do not underestimate them RC... Wait until the model X is coming...


     
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