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2014 Audi RS7 vs 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo! [Head 2 Head Episode 49]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman looks at a type of car that Germany does better than anyone else: the Super Sedan.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo has long been one of Motor Trend’s favorites. Massive, ferocious, surprisingly nimble, and if your checkbook’s got the overhead, totally luxurious. But don’t discount Audi. Ever since the S8 showed up, Audi has shocked the car world by making such a big car so dang fast. The only thing that could even compete was the Panamera Turbo.

The RS7 comes with an even more powerful version of the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 — 560 horsepower to be exact. For 2014, Porsche’s seemingly underrated 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 is up 20 hp to a more-than-modest 520 hp.

Faced with tough choices after the two hit the test track and a canyon road, Jonny enlists the help of resident Motor Trend Hot Shoe Randy Pobst to figure out which super sedan is best.


Regula 2013 Porsche Panamera Lime Green

The package begins with a paint job and continues with a host of aero components, including new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a rear diffuser and front spoiler, as viewed in these renderings.

The aero parts are available in a polyester-polyurethane-mixture or in carbon fiber as a no-cost option for €7,498 (approx. $10,000 at today’s rates). Completing the new look is a set of 22-inch rims in a matching color from Schmidt Revolution.

In terms of performance, REGULA Exclusive offers an ECU upgrade for the Turbo model that increases output to 597hp (605PS) for €1,698 ($2,300).

(story from Carscoop)

BMW M5 vs Porsche Panamera GTS! [Head 2 Head Episode 16]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 BMW M5 against the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS in an epic super sedan showdown.

The battle begins in California’s Mojave desert with a classic quarter-mile drag race. Then Jonny takes both V-8 powered sports saloons up to Big Bear, California to find out which one carves up the winding mountain roads the best.

2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition

Offered as the Panamera (RWD) and Panamera 4 (AWD) with a 295hp (300PS) 3.6-liter V6 petrol and the Panamera Diesel with a 247hp (250PS) 3.0-liter V6, the special edition models feature platinum silver metallic accents on the lower half of the exterior mirrors, the air-inlet grille, the fender vents, the trim on the trunk lid and the rear diffuser.

Rounding out the exterior tweaks is the black glossy finish applied on the side window strips and the 19-inch Turbo alloy wheels.

There are five exterior colors to choose from, including black, white, metallic basalt black, metallic carbon grey and metallic mahogany lacquer.

The Platinum Edition’s interior comes with a new black and luxor beige part-leather design as standard with a full leather treatment being optional, a sport design steering wheel and “Platinum Edition” insignias on the front door trim strips.

In Germany, the Panamera Platinum Edition starts at €79,707, while the diesel version costs €82,206 and the Panamera 4 Platinum Edition €87,323.

(vía Carscoop)

Preview: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Named the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, the prototype foretells the future of the Panamera series previewing the next generation model’s design language, the addition of a second body style and judging by the ghost picture and the ‘e-Hybrid’ badge on the front door, a plug-in hybrid variant.

The lines and styling elements of the Panamera Sport Turismo including certain elements such as the shape of the headlamps and tail lamps, clearly inherit the design DNA of Porsche’s latest models like the Boxster, 918 Spyder and the 991.

(vía Carscoop)

Anderson Germany 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS Sports Saloon

Created by Porsche to fill the gap between the 394hp (400PS) 4S and 493hp (500PS) Turbo Panamera models, the GTS comes with a mildly tuned naturally-aspirated 4.8-liter V8 engine delivering 424hp (430PS) and upgraded chassis components and looks.

The German tuner’s engineers started off with the V8 engine that gains a software upgrade and a three-stage adjustable sports exhaust system that boost output to 501-horsepower (508PS).

A new electronic module allows the driver to drop the Panamera GTS’s height-adjustable suspension by an additional 30mm, while the car now rides on massive 22-inch alloys wrapped in 265/30-22 tires at the front axle and 295/25-22 at the rear.

The exterior is then dressed in a new body kit that includes a restyled front bumper with an apron, headlamp surrounds, side skirts, new rear bumper trim, a rear apron housing a diffuser and tail light décor.

For the final touch, Anderson Germany takes on the interior, which is redone in a combination of leather and Alcantara with white diamond stitching.

Other upgrades include the white carbon trim package, new entry sills on the doors, footwell lighting in the front and the back with a dimming function and a high-end sound system with amplifier, subwoofer and a number of speakers.

(vía Carscoop)

HOT! Edo Competition 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

According to the German tuning house, the upgraded Panamera Turbo S completes the zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint in 3.5 seconds and reaches 200km/h (124mph) in 11.4 seconds, as opposed to 3.8 seconds and 13.5 seconds respectively for the stock model.

In addition, the 700-horsepower sports saloon reaches an electronically limited top speed of 340km/h (211mph).

In order to put all those ponies on the road, Edo Competition has fitted the Panamera with a lowering module that brings the body 30mm closer to the ground while the car now rides on new 22-inch wheels in a carbon-fiber finish shod in stickier and wider tires.

On top of these modifications, Edo Competition also offers an exterior package and numerous upgrades for the interior.

(vía Carscoop)

Project Kahn 2012 Porsche Panamera

The first thing you’ll notice about Project Kahn’s Panamera is the wide bodykit that includes the front bumper pieces encompassing vertical LED strips, the beefed up front and rear fenders with matching side skirts and the rear bumper parts with an integrated rear air dam.

The exterior package also adds a roof spoiler, a rear wing, tinted windows, billet aluminum side vents, available tinted tail lamps, red brake calipers, new tail pipes and 22-inch Kahn RS600 wheels finished in whatever color the buyer chooses.

The tuner said that the blue colored Panamera (with the 4 AK license plate) pictured next to the black model is up for sale at £86,875 (US$135,300 / €104,500).

(vía Carscoop)