Friday, 28 September 2012

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

I've never been totally sure about the Panamera. Like the Cayenne, I get the point of it and it's undoubtedly a thoroughly capable machine - there's just something about the styling that jars with me.
...but that's not the case with the Panamera Sport Turismo. Just look at it - it's stunning. Debuting at the Paris Motor Show as we speak, the ST is a plug-in hybrid shooting brake; its Audi-sourced 3.0-litre V6 is supercharged to produce 410bhp, but working along with the hybrid system Porsche claim 80.6mpg and CO2 emissions of just 82g/km. Performance, frugality, desirability, provenance, practicality - there are absolutely no drawbacks. Porsche's ugly duckling has blossomed into a ferocious swan.
Photos via Autoblog.

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