Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive

4. This ain’t no chauffer special

No vehicle this big should handle so well or be so fast. Press the sport plus button and the car lowers an inch, seemingly gluing it to the road. It is composed in corners and the steering and chassis never got upset even on less-than-ideal roads. The brakes are incredibly powerful and scrub off speed in a hurry when needed.Equally impressive is how intuitively the all-wheel drive system works when exiting a corner. The car just grips without any drama as all four wheels work together to deliver maximum traction.

Compared to some lesser Panameras, this model feels like a proper sports car with proper Porsche levels of performance. On smooth, twisting roads the car can be pushed as hard as you are comfortable with, never missing a step.