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2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo - Click above to watch video after the jump

Motor Trend has amassed three of the automotive world's black sheep for a little throw-down on the quarter mile. The 2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo lurks in one corner, complete with its 550-horsepower, forced-induction 4.8-liter V8. What could possibly serve as a fitting combatant to such a lump of angry metal? The 2011 BMW X6 M is up to the challenge. With a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that kicks out 555 500 horsepower, the gangly SUV should have the cajones to give the bad Porsche a run for its schnitzel.

Of course, where's the fun in watching two German heavyweights go around the ring? In order to add a little spice to this mix, the guys from MT threw in the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon. Now it's a party.

How does it turn out? We won't spoil it for you. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself. If you look really closely, you might even see a familiar face that used to haunt these halls. Word has it that we can expect a more mouth-watering video with these three amigos to show up later this week.

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      Brett Bertrand
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just because a vehicle has a swooping rear-end, doesn't mean it's in direct competition with all other swooping rear-ends. Good to know and interesting to watch, but the outcome was way predictable.
      another Dan
      • 4 Years Ago
      no surprises there
      KAG
      • 4 Years Ago
      Some great cars, but a boring drag race. They sounded like they were idling.
      avinash Machado
      • 4 Years Ago
      CTS-V has good performance to dollar ratio.
      Taylor
      • 4 Years Ago
      no, it was right originally. the article is talking about the X5M, which has a twin turbo 4.4 L V8 with 555 hp, just as was written originally.
      Ak74
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW X6 M 1000lb heavier and less power than CTS V still loses by tenth of a second. Thats why Americans still need to learn from German supreme engineering.
        NightFlight
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        I guess you missed the trap speed and the fact that the X6M has AWD. Fool.
        AJ
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        X6 M uses torque vectoring techniques that the CTS-V doesn't have... Keep trolling harder.
          sparrk
          • 4 Years Ago
          @AJ
          AJ , do you actually know what torque vectoring is ?
      See Me Hemi
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess I'll stand mostly alone, still, in saying that the Panamera is a good looking car. Especially in real life, it's unique and sharp.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 4 Years Ago
        @See Me Hemi
        Nope, I think the Panamera is attractive in the flesh, as well. So long as it has the 20"s, and isn't brown or gold, it looks pretty good, imo. And it definitely has presence. Saw a lowered black one one w/ 21" HRE's and it was just plain sick.
        Gaijin
        • 4 Years Ago
        @See Me Hemi
        I think the Panamera is a great looking car. See it in the flesh first. Its better than the CTS-V!!
          AntBee
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Gaijin
          I saw my first CTS-V Coupe yesterday parked in someone's driveway. I almost broke my neck looking at it. That car is a sexy beast! I also agree about the Panamera, that car is good-looking, too, but the CTS-V Coupe, oh boy...
        JY
        • 4 Years Ago
        @See Me Hemi
        I agree. In pictures and films (esp Top Gear), it looks fugly. But in person, you can appreciate the details and it's very striking to look at. I can't help but feel excited when I see one... "There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." - Sir Francis Bacon
      NightFlight
      • 4 Years Ago
      11 second 1/4 mile in a four door sedan? Good lord. 12.5 second 1/4 mile in a 5,000+ pound SUV? Sweet baby jesus. All of these vehicles are stupid quick.
      nastygear7
      • 4 Years Ago
      lets see. how much faster could i make a CTS-V wagon with $100,000 left over from choosing it over the panamera.....
      larshafner
      • 4 Years Ago
      Porsche has kicked butts´╗┐ so often, it must hurt.
      • 4 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        warren,
        • 4 Years Ago
        The CTS-V does very well for itself considering it's $100,000 cheaper than the Panamera Turbo S while offering pretty much the same level of performance (upper 3's 0-60, 190ish mph top speed) Sure, there's little details about the Panamera that are a cut above the CTS-V, especially in the interior appointments and on the options list, but that's a very hefty premium to pay if what you're most concerned with is performance. If money isn't a concern, then why not just go all the way and get a Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed, which is even faster at the top end and even more luxurious in the interior?
          sparrk
          • 4 Years Ago
          @warren,
          you get the Panamera for the exclusivity, speed and because it's fun to drive. it has no rival except for the Aston Martin Rapide, witch is slower and a lot more expensive.
      Smitty_Smithenson
      • 4 Years Ago
      The V is such a naughty car, trapping 2mph faster than the Porsche, ridic
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