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      01-03-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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From Alpine White E92 to Blacked out Agate Grey Panamera GTS

Got a Panamera GTS a month ago. Chose this over the 991S, F10, and F13 (went into the decision in the M5 forum a while back). I really like the way the Panamera looks, but then again I bought my wife a 535 GT and used to have a X6 so I kind of like the hump back look...

Did a powder coat on the silver wheels (car was off the lot) and painted and installed new logos. Have not washed the car yet so sorry for the brake dust. I don't like the silver rim of the black Sport wheels anyway so powder coat was a really good way to go, also cheaper than ordering the black option anyway. Feel my car is much sportier now.

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simply AMAZING!
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Car looks amazing. Handling of the GTS and sound of that V8 are amazing...yea not as fast as turbo/turbo S or M5 but certainly better to drive.
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way too much gap in wheel wells.
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Congrats!! Nice ride.
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way too much gap in wheel wells.
Ride height is higher when the car is parked, air suspension. It lowers 10 MM when driving and an additional 15 MM when in Sport Plus.
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How about some tint... looks amazing anyway!
Can you comment on the driving dynamics/air suspension?
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How about some tint... looks amazing anyway!
Can you comment on the driving dynamics/air suspension?
Haven't decided on tint yet.

I got fileted over at the M5 board, but I really feel that the GTS drives like how I thought and wanted the M5 to drive like. I felt that most of the critics were right about the F10 feeling more like M 7 series rather than a M5.

Even without the PDCC and PTV (chassis and drive train mods), the GTS is a blast to drive. The whole car seems to sit lower and be more playful when you throw it around. It really feels like a big E9X. The air suspension is the most under appreciated feature. When on comfort mode, the car absorbs crap roads better than my wife's 535 GT, and in sport plus it is better than my E92 in firmest mode, in terms of keeping the chassis flat but with more give on rough road.

BUT, the best, and everyone keeps saying this, the intake and exhaust sounds from the GTS is AWESOME. Like my RS4 times 10 in depth and effect of sound.

I wasthisclose to choosing the F10. The difference in a 3 year lease was close to $500 with the Porsche maintenance package, but love or hate it, Panamera does look unique.
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looks terrible...I will trade you though just to be nice
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Never crazy about the Panamera's looks until I saw that last pick. Enjoy it!
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congratulation, nice ride. Right now I've a BMW X6 and I love the car but I also like panamera. I am a car guy and my problem is that i like too many cars i had so many cars and X6 is the only car that I didn't get Boring with. Usually I get tired of a new car within a few months. Now I just waiting to see how is a new x6 going to look and than ill decide if I get a new body x6 or panamera. Enjoy your new car.
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The look of these is really, really growing on me. How about some pics of the interior?
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Thats a 5 step jump. Congratulations!
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I haven't driven a panamera GTS myself but I am guessing it's the only car in that class which offers similar driving experience to a real sports car. Real nice choice and congratulations on the purchase.
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