Exploring the panorama in sporty luxury in the new Panamera
Lerato Matebese headed to Mpumalanga in the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo
A shooting brake, station wagon, estate or hatchback — call it what you will, but the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo takes all the hallmarks that have made the second-generation Panamera such an endearing and more agreeable design than its predecessor and added a touch of panache. In essence, the model is identical to its Panamera executive from the front right up to the B-pillars, at which point the Sport Turismo takes on a design flair of its own. Based on the 2012 concept of its namesake that was shown at that year’s Geneva motor show, it seems as though the company took its sweet time to bring the model into production, but now that the transition has been made, the model is a welcome addition to the Panamera range in a number of ways. While it shares similar wheelbase, length and overhangs, the model has 50l extra space compared with the executive variant and there’s an additional middle seat — thanks to a higher roofline — which is really a reserve for small children. Nonethel...