The Revolution of the Shooting-Brake
The shooting-brake is a style of automobile that is part tradition, part modernity, revels in utility, and celebrates the needs of the 21st-century car owner. The original was a horse-drawn carriage, that carried gamesmen, their wares, their trappings, and their rewards of sport. But far from being an anachronism, the part SUV part coupe has evolved into the ideal car for the demands of the contemporary driver. And with those demands come expectations of ingenuity, of style, of function, and sophistication.
The 2019 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo satiates those expectations.
The Panamera Sport Turismo has come to define the shooting-brake’s evolution. This particular revolution, like all movements, is born of want, desire, and demand; forged in the pedigree of a German automotive icon, the engineering of one of the world’s foremost manufacturers, and the ingenuity and imagination that can only come from Porsche. The Panamera 4 Sport Turismo is offered with the standard 330-hp turbocharged V-6, a twin-turbo V-6 that achieves 457 horsepower in the E-Hybrid, or a 677-hp
Turbo S Hybrid. Drivers will ride in style from 0-100 kilometres an hour in under four seconds, and completing a quarter-mile in less than 13. This is the Panamera Turbo S Hybrid. The unmistakably, most powerful car in its class.
The power and feats of engineering are complemented by a stylish and functional interior, with all the trappings and cargo space one could need for a shooting-break. Originally introduced to showrooms and highways in 2010, the latest offering from the second generation of the Panamera has evolved in its elegance and substance and is now the stylistic realization of a nearly peerless model in a select marketplace. The 2019 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is not just the realization of the shooting-brake revolution, but rather a movement unto itself: a luxury hybrid that aspires to the principles of a sedan, the utility of an SUV, and the style of a racing coupe.