Porsche Panam­era Sport Turismo GTS PDK

The Panam­era hatch­back and Sport Turismo get the GTS treat­ment and be­come the smart-choice de­riv­a­tives in their ranges

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We all know that guy. He’s just a lit­tle fit­ter, trim­mer, faster and bet­ter look­ing than the rest of us. You may think him an ex-pro were it not for the fact he’s a self-made busi­ness­man who has both man­aged to make his for­tune in com­merce and be­come an im­pres­sively skilled run­ner/pad­dler/cy­clist. None of us like him too much, of course, but that’s more about our is­sues than any fault of his.

envy aside, that pretty much de­scribes any GTS in the Porsche range, too, and is par­tic­u­larly ac­cu­rate when it comes to the new Panam­era GTS. Whereas the stan­dard model and the S are the sen­si­ble, prag­matic de­riv­a­tives and the Turbo and Turbo S the mus­cled, weight-room devo­tees, the GTS is the cor­po­rate board­room’s toned ath­lete.

This par­tic­u­lar Panam­era – avail­able in both hatch­back and Sport Turismo body shapes – has ben­e­fited from a train­ing pro­gramme which has sharp­ened the model’s well-doc­u­mented ath­letic abil­i­ties. Bridg­ing the gap be­tween the 324 kw S and the

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