Sometimes I envy rich people. They can buy what they want, when they want. They have the ability to feel powerful financially, and get things clicking fingers. Surely the old proverb “money does not buy happiness” was created by a poor man.
And yet, be rich cause her problems, the most important being to have more goals, challenges and dreams. And one cannot be satisfied with what is greater than the best. Update this proverb: money can’t buy happiness in the long term.
Perfect example: the Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2012, a missile of 550 horses for four people, costing $200,000. Oh, you will make happy, and has made me very happy for a few days. However, since I am not rich, even a Panamera’s basic $ 88,000 would be my happiness.
The ultimate Porsche sedan
Excess begins with the jewel of engine equipping the Turbo S. It is a twin-turbo V8 4.8 l that develops 550 horses and 590 lb – ft of torque. A dual-clutch sequential box, with 7-speed Porsche called PDK, intelligently manages to handle all that power.
Attach your toques, as the Turbo S reaches the 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. Press the Sport Plus button, crush the fungus and the full clockwork will distribute the prodigious torque between the wheels, allowing departures without history. In reality, the car took off as if it was drawn with a gun, and your three passengers will promptly seek small vomit bags.
On the long plunge console there is a button for a more raucous sound engine, perfect to impress your buddies snobs of the Country Club. Why such a device on a car? Because when you’re rich, to have more, it’s good. You want to impress them more? Tell them to watch the bezel back when you reach highway speeds and the rear spoiler will them a lascivious dance, rising from the body by opening its wings like a butterfly.
And before the granos can complain about your car’s 550 horses, know that our average of 13 L / 100 km observed during the test is rather surprising for a supercar. 90 Km/h on the motorway, the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky in the carpet, you will consume probably under 10 L / 100 km. In the city, the automatic shutdown/restart System helps save also, although it is not very often activated.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2012 may also behave brilliantly, thanks to its adjustable suspension that lowers the car in Sport Plus mode, firming the air shocks and reducing the roll of cash at least absolute. Choose the Comfort mode, and you will benefit from a softer and more relaxed driving. You can really feel the difference between modes, and is appreciated.
This dual personality means that it gets two cars for the price of one: a relaxing and luxurious sedan as well as an aggressive sports on winding roads. But okay, if you’re rich, it will just probably not only one car that can do everything. But the Panamera Turbo S is capable of doing.
What a wonderful place to pass the time. The multi-adjustable front seats are fantastic, and even rear-seat passengers have their own heated bucket and more. The ventilated seats are available for everyone, but did not go into details of the options list. Simply include that a Panamera Turbo S $ 300,000 is not a utopia.
The endless rows of buttons on the console may seem complicated to master, but in reality, the layout is simple: air conditioning up, performance features lower-left, bottom-right gadgets. Ah, and the Burmester sound system, an option of $4,790 (screening in the bottom of his pocket, finally) including 16 loudspeakers and a power of more than 1,000 watts, offers a phenomenal sound.
And as a bonus, you can enjoy even a trunk of 432 liters.
Then, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2012 details from $200-300. No problem.
The problem is that most of the people will fail to distinguish it from a base at 300 horses Panamera, that costs about $110,000 less. Coat of arms on the chest, track extended from 5 mm to the rear, and some trim. That’s all.
For more than 200,000 bucks, an Aston Martin Rapide will be more exclusive, although it has only 470 horses. A Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed offers 600 horses, but not the dynamic leadership of the Porsche. And the new Audi S8 2013 offers 520 horses at a much affordable price, not money is a concern.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S questionably, luxury sedan the most powerful and with better road holding that you will be able to pay you with the interests of your Swiss bank account. This is probably what you need to know. But since you’re rich to overflowing, how much time would you happy before to want more?