Achieving a perfect balance of sound on the exhaust system, the air intake and engine as well as the Porsche Panamera's aero-acoustics, the development engineers at Porsche have succeeded in giving the Panamera a harmonious, characteristic sound pattern, bringing together seemingly contradictory requirements.
Aero-acoustics, for example, were analysed on a clay model right from the start in the development process, and then were optimised by way of numerous technical improvements with specific, individual effects. The result is a truly low level of noise within the interior, and one that is appropriate for the luxury performance segment. At the same time, the typical Porsche sound full of power and dynamism comes out clearly when accelerating. The wide range of sounds offered by the Porsche Panamera thus extends from discreet modesty while cruising all the way to a powerfully emotive vocal harmony whenever the driver wishes to experience a more sporting style of motoring.
Using both new and proven technologies, the Porsche engineers in Weissach have succeeded in intelligently solving all conflicts of interest during the development of the Porsche Panamera. The result is a car with a wide range of features most appropriate for such an outstanding Gran Turismo: the engines are powerful and dynamic, efficient and clean. The Porsche Panamera also combines comfortable touring characteristics with a sports driving experience typical of a Porsche. And despite the car's dynamic proportions and coupe-like silhouette, the interior, quite apart from offering space and superior comfort, is further distinguished by its outstanding function and practicality.
Offering the customer an unrivalled combination of the most supreme standard of dynamic performance and superior elegance, sales for the Porsche Panamera begin on 12th September 2009 in the UK and Ireland, priced from £72,266.Published 18 March 2009