• Apr 27, 2009
The 2009 Porsche Panamera - Click above for a high-res gallery

With the launch of the Porsche Panamera configurator, you can finally build the sedan from Stuttgart to your own specs. Starting with an untouched 500 hp, $132,600 Turbo model that scoots to sixty in just four seconds, we came up with the $181,170 Mahogany Metallic example above. Even though we left a great many options unchecked and some imaginary money in our imaginary wallet, we're sure it will still perform impressively. Sadly, though, there was no button marked "Make the backside pretty." Hat tip to Evan.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's an AMC Marlin clone, but with lots more markup.
      • 5 Years Ago
      FUGLY
      • 5 Years Ago
      I tried the configurator and I can't find the "Ugly Delete" function.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I couldn't find that "Ugly Delete" function either. This function should have come standard.

        Where's the TruckNutz option by the way?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hate this car simply because it causes the pain and emotional stress that you just can't easily explain away.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No matter what I did, I couldn't get it to look beautiful... At least I got it decent looking!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It ain't pretty... but at least it's original. Long live the hunchback!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do they want to build this, seems like an unnatural evolution for this marque.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Less natural than the Cayenne? Personally, I find the Cayenne to be about the ugliest thing on four wheels, yet they sell well and have given Porsche the bankroll to keep developing sports cars.

        A four-seat GT seems like a very natural progression of Porsche's front-engined 924/944/968/928 lineage. I'm one of few (on AB) who really likes the Panamera, and can't wait to see it in person; my bet is it looks fantastic on the road.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I got bored and i tried to make one with the most expensive options available. started with the turbo at at $132,600. I added $70,480 in options for a grand total of $203,080.

      Can you believe they charge $325 for a rear windshield wiper, something that even the cheapest cars available come with standard?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I managed to get to $200,760.
        Some of the option combinations puzzle me, but such is life.
        It's amazing to see 70k in options even available. How amazing that options can be worth more than the 3 cars in my garage.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ooptions on modern luxury cars sound rediculous to normal people but i guess if you can afford it, it's nothing. One such option that comes to mind is the 27k brakes on the bentley brooklands. 27k could pay for a pretty nice car these days.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How can people hate this but go goo-goo over the Cayenne and X6, etc? At least this is closer to a sports car with sports car proportions, unlike a notchback with the front end and ground clearance of a freakin truck (I'm talking about you X6, and no the X6 is NOT an SUV in my eyes since it has no real utility)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche should stick to making normal 911s, and stop mangling 911s into deformed SUVs and Sedans that even the Chinese would be embarrassed to put out (I think).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hater's cant afford it.

      I'll get the 'S', and park it next to our Cayenne GTS.

      • 5 Years Ago
      In Mahogany Metallic it looks like a polished turd.......
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