by J Kraus
Am I the only one who detects a similarity between Porsche’s recent offerings and their World War II line-up?
While a wave of nostalgia has swept over the automobile industry for some time with cars like the New Beetle, Mini and Fiat 500 recalling the halcyon days of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Porsche has trumped them all by going back to the 1940’s and re-introducing tanks.
First came the hulking 2350 kg (5,200 lb) Cayenne, and now the wide-body (1931 mm or 76″ in girth) “sports car for four” Panamera. To put that into perspective, not only is it wider than the already portly BMW 750i and Mercedes Benz S550, the Panamera is several millimetres plumper than even this vintage ‘full-size’ Chevrolet: