Porsche gets sideways in new Panamera GTS

The claw hammer isn't a particularly beautiful piece of equipment. With it's flat face and curved, pointed tail, the tool is about as ungainly as it gets, but engineers have left the design unchanged for over 500 years. Why? Because it works, and there's beauty in functionality. That in and of itself is enough to make the tool a favorite among carpenters the world over, and that same logic is what makes the Porsche Panamera so damn perfect in our book. Yes, it's ugly, but you know what? We couldn't care less. In fact, the sports sedan's awkward proportions only serve to help it carve out an even larger spot in our collective hearts.

The Panamera GTS that recently debuted at the 2011 LA Auto show certainly isn't any more attractive than its siblings, but it does pack a full 430 horsepower from a naturally-aspirated V8 engine, a seven-speed PDK gearbox and all-wheel drive. Remember what we said about functionality? This piece of kit will handily dispatch any task you throw its way, and it will do it with three friends and their gear in tow. Hit the jump to watch Porsche have some fun with the newest member of the family.

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