Porsche Panamera: The fastest boot on the road

Pete Mait

Touring with any amount of luggage in a Porsche has always been a logistical headache. That is set to change with the arrival of the four-door Panamera in September 2009. Now for the first time, the Swabians have revealed the interior and the prices of the sportiest boot of all time. The new Porsche Panamera should sell well in the USA, Asia and the Middle East. Expectations are extremely high.

The familiar Zuffenhausen styling is visible front and rear, and design elements from current models can be recognised in the four-door newcomer. At 4.97 metres long, 1.93 metres wide and only 1.42 metres high, it certainly hugs the carriageway. The engine output of the normally aspirated version is around 400bhp and of the turbo in excess of 500bhp. The starting price for the fourth-generation Porsche is unlikely to come in below 85,000 euros.