Porsche Philippines Welcomes the Year of the Dog and the Panamera Sport Turismo

February 15, 2018

Almost a year ago, Porsche unveiled a derivative of its popular sports sedan, the Panamera, in the guise of the Panamera Sport Turismo. Meant for the sporty family man, this Panamera exuded a balance between work, play, family life, and of coruse, driving pleasure.

Eleven or so months after its world premiere, Porsche Philippines welcomes the newest member of the Panamera family to the Philippine market in a ceremony that likewise ushers in the Year of the Earth Dog. Held at the Carrera Café, the feast was filled with sumptuous food, good cheer, and the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo.

Ticking the tape at 5,049mm long, 1,937mm wide, and 1,428mm tall with a 2,950mm wheelbase, the large dimensions pay off handsomely when it comes to passenger and cargo carrying capacity. The unique extended rear roof translates to a 520L rear cargo area with the rear seats up. This can be further enlarged by folding those same chairs.

Speaking of rear seats, this is the first Panamera to feature a three-seat back row. While it still retains the two outer seats that have become a Panamera standard, Porsche has added a third chair in between, thus increasing passenger space.

While the interior is one of the car’s major highlights, keep in mind that this is still a Porsche. This means driving is at the core. The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, for instance, can reach a top speed of 264kph. Its Turbo Sport Turismo brother, on the other hand, has a terminal velocity of 304kph.  While most folks may never take their Panaera Sport Turismo to its limits, the car can definitely take it—boasting a few neat tricks along the way.

Take for instance the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) that helps reduce wind drag by keeping such elements as the aerodynamic guide retracted at speeds of 170kph. Then there is the rear spoiler that can be angled in three different positions, depending on the vehicle speed and drive mode selected. It can provide up to 50kg of downforce on the rear axle.

These are just some of the features that one will get in the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. Get up close and personal at your nearest Porsche Philippines dealer.

Photos by: Sabina Cruz

About the Author

Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.