The Porsche Panamera has polarised opinions from the moment it was announced. It’s bad enough that Porsche are making a four door saloon, some say, but, that it looks like that—well, that’s just the icing on the cake.
Trouble is, the big behemoth actually seems to be good. Very good, in fact. Reviewers from all over are singing the praises of the Panamera. Now, it has won a Car of the Year award, from Bloomberg, of all places.
It is their first year handing out such gongs, so perhaps they’re still finding their feet. Although, they did have this to say about the Panamera, “It drives wonderfully, has the best interior ever done by Porsche, and the rear seats are hugely accommodating and magically comfortable.
“The Turbo is the top of the line, but the (nominally) less-expensive S model with 400 hp handles and revs the most organically and is my personal pick. A perfect car for a Master of the Universe.”
So there you have it. The podgy Panamera might be another to prove that you can’t judge a book by its cover.