2012 Porsche Panamera GTS- A Review
The 2012 Porsche Panamera GTS is a stunning beauty with a spectacular outlook and innovative design. The powerful performance is achieved with the robust engine. The interior is artistically designed and advanced safety features are introduced so that your family is safe and protected while enjoying their ride.
GTS or Gran Turismo Sport is a name that truly suits Porsche Panamera GTS because of its sporty outlook and stylish exterior. With the fully galvanized lightweight bodyshell, top-hinged tailgate and side window trim painted in high-gloss black, this car is sure to please your eyes. The tilted moonroof is the unique feature. The sports designed head lights are incorporated beautifully on the front of the body. The water repellent coating on the body protects the paint and the Porsche logotype gives it a bolder outlook. The 19-inch Panamera Turbo light alloy wheels are integrated elegantly to the sides of the chassis.
The interior is loaded with luxurious equipment. The sports seats, Sport Design steering wheel with shift paddles, exclusive GTS leather interior and Alcantara surfaces makes it more lavish. The seats are comfortable and you can easily relax in them. The headrests have embroidered “GTS” lettering on them. The power door locks and power windows provides assistance. The storage compartment has a capacity of 15.7 cu.-ft. The automatic climate control with pollen filter not only keeps the air in the car cleaner but also controls the temperature.
The 4.8 litre V8 engine is robust and is capable of generating 430 hp. The Porsche Doppelkupplung seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with Auto Start Stop and both manual and automatic modes can give a top speed of 178 mph. The fastest acceleration from 0-60 mph is achieved in 4.3 seconds. The Direct Fuel Injection Technology with electronic throttle gives more fuel efficiency to the vehicle.
Safety is the top priority as the high speeds of a sports car can be critical. Porsche has made sure that the advanced safety features are added to Panamera GTS. They include
- Side impact protection in the doors
- 3-point automatic seatbelts with pretensioner Advanced Airbags System
- Rollover detection system
- LATCH anchor points for child seat attachment on rear seats
- Electric parking brake
- Anti-lock braking system
High Tech Infotainment Systems
This vehicle is quipped with high tech infotainment systems. The include
- Porsche Communication Management
- Hard-drive based navigation module with 3D navigation map
- High-resolution 7-inch -WVGA TFT color display
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Integrated antenna system for audio and navigation
- Universal audio interface
- Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone connection
Pricing and Availability
This vehicle is expected to be available by February in 2012 at a starting price of $109,900.
So, look out for the new sports car in the new year.