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      10-11-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
D to the X to the B!
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Drives: ABS,American bargain supercar
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Performance Top
0 - 30 (sec): 1.5
0 - 45 (sec): 2.8
0 - 60 (sec): 4.6
0 - 75 (sec): 6.6
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph): 12.9 @ 105.3
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.3
30 - 0 (ft): 29
60 - 0 (ft): 109
Braking Rating (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor or Very Poor): Excellent
Slalom (mph): 68.4
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.96
Handling Rating (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor or Very Poor): Excellent
Db @ Idle: 44.3
Db @ Full Throttle: 73.1
Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 62.1
Acceleration Comments: Even in default Drive without any of the performance buttons selected, the Panamera leaves with its nose pointed skyward like a drag racer. Holy guacamole! Selecting Launch Control produced too much tire spin (first rears, then fronts) in 1st gear (all the way through 1st gear) and it only found traction in 2nd. Best run was PSM off without launch control. Lightning shifts, amazingly free-revving V8. What a machine!
Handling Comments: Skid pad: A little surprised by the amount of understeer considering the well-balanced weight, but it occurs at a very high limit so it's essentially moot. Steering remains talkative and friction-free throughout. Slalom: A bit difficult to determine where the front tires are, but tremendous grip, linear turn-in and precise steering promote heroic levels of confidence. I had one run at 70 mph with a single cone strike, but the best clean run (at 68.4 mph) is still world-class for a sedan/wagon. With PSM on, it was just a tick slower, but so easy a caveman could do it.
Braking Comments: Exactly what we've come to expect from the company that tests each vehicle it produces from 90 percent top speed to 100 km/h (62 mph) ten times: zero fade, unchanging pedal or attitude -- pure excellence.
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Last edited by OBI_agent; 10-11-2009 at 05:02 PM.