Monday, July 13, 2009

Porsche Design launches fitted luggage collection for new Porsche Panamera

Say what you will about the styling of the Porsche Panamera, the company's merchandising division cranks out some seriously lust-worthy designs. Some of them have nothing to do with their automotive namesake, but here's an instance of Porsche Design working in concert with the automobile division to give drivers something a little more handy than a baseball cap or polo shirt. Okay, so the Panamera Collection includes plenty of those too, along with watches, coats and kids clothing, but it also includes a set of intriguing fitted luggage for the four-door sports car from Zuffenhausen.

Instead of the usual (and usually exquisitely crafted) soft leather bags, Porsche has gone with a set of aluminum and polycarbonate hard-shell suitcases of various sizes and shapes. They're even available in the same colors as the Panamera, making this set of fitted luggage especially fitting. Check 'em out in the gallery .

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is a four-door, four-seat luxury sedan, which launched in 2009. It is front-engined with rear wheel drive, with four-wheel drive also available.

The Porsche Panamera design, debated since the first spy shots appeared couple of years ago and even more intensely since its world debut at the Shanghai motor show in April, is not
elegant in the classical sense. But thanks to a series of traditional styling cues, you're
aware that it is a Porsche from the first glimpse.

There are three versions of the Porsche Panamera, including the $89,800 S and the $93,800 4S, both running a 400-hp, naturally aspirated version of Porsche's 4.8-liter, direct-injection
gasoline V8--as used in the Porsche Cayenne--in rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive guise,
respectively. The headline model is the $132,600 all-wheel-drive Turbo, whose boosted
4.8-liter V8 kicks out 500 hp. All will come standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch
gearbox fitted with a fuel-saving stop/start function that kills the engine at stops.

2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo Spec.
- Base Price : $132,600
- Drivetrain: 4.8-liter, 500-hp, 516-lb-ft, turbocharged V8; 4WD, seven-speed dual-clutch
- Curb Weight: 4,344 lb
- 0-60 MPH: 4.2 sec (mfr)
- Fuel Consumption: 19 mpg (mfr)