Tag: Porsche 2012

Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2012

Porsche-Panamera-Turbo-S-black Porsche followed its V8-powered Panamera S and Panamera Turbo with an entry-level six-cylinder model one year later (the slowest model in the lineup still musters a sprint to 60 miles per hour in six seconds flat), as well as the aforementioned Panamera Hybrid and diesel models. Yet none of them, not even the all-new enthusiast-targeted Panamera GTS, can top the performance of this Panamera Turbo S. Porsche-Panamera-Turbo-S-Front Our first introduction to the Porsche Panamera, the automaker’s first four-door car after nearly 78 years of manufacturing passenger vehicles, was in Germany during the summer of 2009.

Our initial impressions were that Porsche had delivered a fine piece of machinery hidden beneath some controversial sheetmetal, and the rest of the automotive press agreed. Three years later, consumers have certainly embraced the eyebrow-raising machine, having taken delivery of more than 50,000 units since its launch. 2012-porsche-panamera-turbo-s-back Consumers have taken delivery of more



Porsche 911 Cabriolet 2012

Porsche-911-Black-Edition-Cabriolet-2012 … even though you might not think so at first. Nearly all of the formal presentation we were privy to was devoted to the roof, and almost all of what was left over was devoted to the 12-speaker, 800-watt Burmester stereo. Porsche has been doing what it does with the 911 for so long that no one really expected this particular convertible to go rogue. Still, engineers wanted to make sure we understood that they hadn’t just designed a roof, but that they’d figured out how to wrap folding-hardtop convenience inside fabric soft-top simplicity.

The result is called the Panel Bow roof, and of course, it isn’t exactly simple. An aluminum crescent sits beneath the rear deck and the roof mechanism is controlled by two outboard aluminum arms. The 991 droptop uses roughly the same quantity of aluminum as the 997 cabrio’s, but the 991 uses a great deal