Porsche Panamera GTS 

  • $110k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 430 HP 4.8L
  • 178 mph
Perhaps that's a testament to how spoiled I've become, but the reality is that most sedans in this price range ($109,900 to start, easily increased by $50,000 with Porsche's online configurator, and the sky's the limit from there) make more than 500 horsepower.
by MotorTrend
Controversial styling aside, the Porsche Panamera is a fantastic combination of the core elements of any sport sedan: luxury, features, power, and handling.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche Panamera GTS

0-60mph

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5.77 s

Top speed

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178 mph
Porsche 911
130 mph
S7 Sportback
155 mph

1/4 mile

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13.99 s
Porsche 911
16.5 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche Panamera GTS

Price

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$110k

Horsepower

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430 HP
Porsche 911
128 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

The power and handling, more aggressive front fascia, and blacked-out trim are all well and good, but the Panamera GTS's best quality over the 4S is actually something that doesn't add much to performance: the Sound Symposer and the sound of exhaust.
by AutomobileMag
I've driven PDK-equipped Porsches before – even Panameras – but this is the best iteration of this seven-speed dual clutch yet.
by AutoBlog (Sep, 2012)
The fantastic noise from the matte black quad-barrel sport exhaust is best enjoyed from the outside while trackside, since Porsche engineers have done such an excellent job excising the cabin's noise, vibration and harshness for improved day-to-day manners.
by AutoBlog (Jan, 2012)

Performance

Despite its 4,000-pound-plus curb weight, the Panamera is a delightful handler.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
It's no coincidence that the 383 lb-ft of torque peaks at 3,500 revs as the horsepower starts its sweetest upward spiral right there, too.
by AutoBlog (Jan, 2012)
Acceleration to 60 miles per hour is declared in 4.3 seconds, though our experience suggests real-world times will be quicker, and top speed is 178 mph.
by AutoBlog (Jan, 2012)

Engine

The big V-8 produces a deep, throaty, Germanic growl (especially lovely with the active exhaust button pressed), and is plenty quick in the real world, even if it is down on power.
by MotorTrend
But rather than just adding more power (like Porsche did when it turbocharged the 4.8-liter V-8 to create the Turbo).
by MotorTrend
In back, you'll find the rising and extending wing spoiler of the Turbo and Turbos S models.
by MotorTrend

Handling

Steering is light and makes the car seem almost nimble, despite a slightly overboosted, artificial feel.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Body roll is freakishly absent, and this Panamera's overall body control is absolutely second to none.
by AutomobileMag
Together, these systems can manipulate damper stiffness, body roll, and yaw rates, as well as lower ride height, improve cornering grip, and adapt to suit both road and driver inputs.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Air compressor

Even in base form, the Panamera is quick, and in Turbo S guise, it's downright blistering.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Nothing against all the other changes - they're great - but it's the sound that really sets the GTS apart from lesser Panamera models - and the Turbo.
by AutomobileMag
Even the base model is quick, at 6.0-seconds to 60 mph, but at the pointy end, the Turbo S scrabbles to 60 mph in a supercar-like 3.6-seconds.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $109,900
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG

design

Body style Sedan
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 5.97:1
  2. 2: 3.31:1
  3. 3: 2.01:1
  4. 4: 1.37:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.81:1
  7. 7: 0.59:1
Axle ratio 3.15:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.82 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 255/45 19
Wheel material Alloy
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 178 mph
1/4 mile 13.99 s
0-60mph 5.77 s
Lateral acceleration 0.85 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.84 lb/hp
Maximum hp 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM
Maximum torque 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 52%/48%
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.3 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,233 lb
Width 76 in
Height 55.8 in
Length 195.6 in
Front track width 65.2 in
Ground clearance 6.4 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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