ROAR, EN­GINE, ROAR

HOW THE 2017 PORSCHE PANAM­ERA IS IN­JECT­ING FIRE AND GROOVI­NESS INTO BOSTON’S LUX­URY CAR MARKET.

Boston Common - - STYLE - BY ROBERT COCUZZO

A PORSCHE HATCHBACK WITH ROOM FOR THE KIDS— AND A 330-HORSEPOWER EN­GINE THAT COMBINES SPEED AND LUX­URY.

Thank the almighty mo­tor gods: Porsche has sculpted a set of wheels that just doesn’t quit. The 2017 Porsche Panam­era 4 Hatchback packs the sports car spirit into a sleek city whip com­plete with four doors, a spa­cious in­te­rior, and all the mys­tique we’ve come to ex­pect from this most sto­ried car com­pany. When Porsche first re­vealed the Panam­era model back in 2009, its lanky, limo-like shape made some scoff that the car com­pany had lost its way. Back then, the sedan had that new­born gi­raffe look: slightly awk­ward and un­sure of it­self. But this 2017 model has fully ma­tured, its body honed into the con­fi­dent teardrop de­sign that’s been turn­ing heads for

Porsche for nearly a hun­dred years.

True, there’s a hatchback, but don’t let that fool you. Its 3.0 liter, V6 en­gine gal­lops 330 horses that will scratch the itch of any dis­cern­ing su­per­car con­nois­seur. And with a world of room in the back seats for the kid­dies, the Panam­era truly rev­o­lu­tion­izes the idea of a fam­ily car. Avail­able at Herb Cham­bers Porsche, 1172 Com­mon­wealth Ave., 877-384-6233

Hatchback, what hatchback?

The Porsche Panam­era oozes sex ap­peal as well as prag­ma­tism.

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