Every auto enthusiast might have dreamt, at least once, of owning a Porsche in their garage. Priced at Rs 1.93 crore, the globally popular automaker will be launching Panamera Turbo in India tomorrow. Aspirational cars are often not too difficult to choose from, but then it is important that you do not miss on other options which can be bought at a similar price. The fresh launch will mark the debut of the second generation Panamera in the country. The vehicle goes up against the likes of Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Sport, Range Rover Sport V8 SC Autobiography, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Maserati Quattroporte GTS and the Audi RS7 Performance.
Porsche Panamera Turbo, as the name suggests, will be fast than its predecessor. Under the hood, the vehicle will be powered by a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine that belts out 540bhp of power and 770Nm of torque. Mated to new eight-speed PDK automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive system, it is capable of sprinting from 0-100kph in about 3.8 seconds. Although most of its competitors generate similar power output figures, the Audi RS7 comes forth as the most powerful one among the list. The Audi RS7 is powered by 4.0-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol engine mated to 8-speed tiptronic automatic transmission generates 605bhp of power and 700Nm of torque. The vehicle comfortably sprints from 0-100 in just about 3.7 seconds.
Style and features
Porsche cars have always been visually appealing and so too does the new Panamera Turbo. The Panamera will be offered in three trims – Turbo, Turbo Executive and the Sport Turismo. The Panamera Turbo will be launched tomorrow, while the other two will be launched in the following months and will be priced over Rs 2.0 crore. The new model will get Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with dynamic range adjustment, dynamic cornering lights and speed-sensitive headlight range control. Additional features include four-zone climate control with a touchscreen display for the rear occupants, panoramic sunroof, and sound systems by Bose or Burmester. The Range Rover Sport V8 SC Autobiography being the only SUV in the list, it offers the bold rugged stance like none other. Moreover, the Sport V8 is comes forth as a better choice in terms of features as it gets all the right electronics to make driving a pleasure. Among the rest, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe has the best visual appeal with interesting design and colour options such as - Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Silverstone, Space Grey, Jatoba, San Marino Blue, Sakhir Orange, Singapore Grey and Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect.
For customers who are out there for a car that doesn't just look premium but also feels premium, you have the Maserati Quattroporte. Moreover, the Quattroporte might not be as fast as the rest, but then it has the best exhaust note that instantly connects you to its Italian origin. The Nissan GT-R is all for those who need love those extra bit of features like G-monitor and launch-control. The new Porsche Panamera Turbo as well as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe offers a fine balance between performance, style and comfort. As for those who need a full-fledged premium SUV that can handle tarmac as well as off-road bit, nothing comes close to the Range Rover Sport V8 SC Autobiography. Car enthusiasts who are purely focused on the performance aspect, nothing comes close to the Audi RS7 Performance.