november 10, 2017 - Porsche

Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo is crowned best sports car

The prize, awarded by the publications Bild am Sonntag and #auto Bild, is one of the most prominent in the European #automotive industry. The 5.02-metre four-door vehicle won over the judges with its unique combination of typical #porsche performance, a high level of comfort and unrestricted everyday practicality. The Panamera was pitted against seven top-class competitors in the “sports car” category, beating the Honda NSX and the Aston Martin DB11. During a number of test drives at the test circuit in Balocco, Italy, a panel of 53 experts examined the quality of the new models in various disciplines, including driving dynamics, connectivity and design. The #panameraturbosportturismo was awarded first place by five out of the eight judging groups, among them editors-in-chief, engineers and connectivity experts. The most prominent members of this year’s testing panel included television presenter Barbara Schöneberger, country and western band “The BossHoss”, actor Richy Müller and up-and-coming racing driver Mick Schumacher.

The Golden Steering Wheel awards are known as the “automotive Oscars”

Dr Gernot Döllner, Vice President Product Line Panamera, attended the awards ceremony at the Axel Springer publishing house in Berlin, and expressed his delight at receiving this prize: “For the #panameraturbosportturismo to win such a prestigious award in the sports car category means a lot to #porsche, and makes me personally very proud. The Sport Turismo is a unique combination of performance, comfort and everyday practicality. The courage that #porsche showed in bringing to fruition a concept that is unique in this segment has been rewarded with this Golden Steering Wheel triumph. I would like to thank the readers and the panel of expert judges”.

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