The Panamera is a car that brings Porsche’s strong sportscar heritage into the luxury saloon market. That makes it an alternative to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7 Series, but also to sportier offerings like the Aston Martin Rapide S, Maserati Quattroporte and Mercedes CLS.
On paper, cars like the Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE look like credible rivals to the Porsche Cayenne, but are they really in the same league?
Both the Boxster and Cayman line-ups now have a sportier GTS model at the top of the range, offering buyers a unique look, as well as more power and performance than the standard versions
It’s savagely fast, but thoroughly engaging even at road-legal speeds, and very hard to find fault with.