Holding the distinction of being the only four-door Porsche model that isn’t an SUV, the 2020 Porsche Panamera offers a versatile driving experience that anyone can appreciate. The four-door setup, spacious interior seating for both front and back-seat occupants, and over 17 cubic feet of cargo space make the Panamera practical, but is it still fun to drive? Porsche Birmingham has done some digging to help you find out.

The Standard Panamera Performance

The most basic Porsche Panamera still delivers a driving experience above and beyond even other luxury sedans. A turbocharged V6 engine cranks out 330 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque and rifles it through the legendary PDK paddle-shifted automatic transmission.

The Middle Child

Sitting in the middle of the Porsche Panamera range you’ll find a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 440 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque along with a top track speed of 179 mph, this version of the Panamera might just be the Goldilocks option for Irondale drivers.

A True Track Weapon

Not only the track, of course, but the Porsche Panamera Turbo would do well hurtling around Barber Motorsports Park if you ever wanted to take it there. Either way, you’ll have a twin-turbocharged V8 sitting in front of you, throwing 550 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque through all four wheels for optimum control.

The PDK Transmission

Borrowed straight from racing technology, the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission is a semi-automatic system that gives you paddles for rapid shifting. The key to this transmission is the dual-clutch setup, where it is always pre-selecting your next gear for rapid cog swaps when you pull the paddle. The result is near-constant acceleration, virtually no shift lag, and both hands on the wheel at all times.

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