When it comes to Porsches there are so many fun things to argue about… which one is the most beautiful Porsche, the most historic, the most emblematic of the brand. Porsche’s are fun to talk about, disagree about and make lists about. So just for fun, here are our top 10 most luxurious Porsche’s:
- 2017 Panamera 4 and Panamera 4S
The 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 and 4S are number one and two of Porsche’s most luxurious models to offer. They have the speed, comfort and sheer luxury to entice even the most discerning critic. With the Panamera 4S all-wheel drive engine you can harness 440 horsepower and zip from zero to sixty in 4.3 seconds. If you wanted to enjoy your luxury on the racetrack, the Panamera tops out at 179 mph track speed. The under the hood and interior features that help make the Panamera a luxury machine include Porsche’s PKS system, Porsche Traction Management (PTM), and the custom Porsche communication management (PCM) console. This vehicle is built to do as much of the heavy lifting as you want it to.
The interior of the Panamera is built around the best possible experience for the driver. Everything is within arm’s reach and engineered for your comfort. Porsche designed the Panamera so that the driver can go from the steering wheel to the gear shift in a quick, easy motion. The high resolution touchscreen displays make navigating the vehicle as easy and simple as possible. The multisport steering wheel is an added bonus designed for driver comfort and easy accessibility. The Panamera, similar to other Porsche models, also allows for customization to create your ideal luxury. You can choose from leather or two tone interior as well as wood, aluminum or carbon trims. The Panamera is just one more way Porsche provokes their drivers into realizing the sky is the limit.
- 2017 Porsche Cayenne
The Cayenne is Porsche’s midsize SUV offering and simply embraces the life of luxury. The Cayenne is a roomy, inviting vehicle that gives its driver all the technology, speed and quality design you would expect. The interior cabin offers plenty of space, throne like seats and has all the bells and whistles of other Porsche models. The Cayenne is slightly roomier than it’s little brother, the Macan, and offers many options for customization. For the driver that wants a luxury car on the track as well as the road, the Cayenne base model has 300 horsepower and will get you from zero to sixty in 7.3 seconds.
- 2017 Macan Turbo
While the Panamera shows off the luxury of Porsche on the high end of spending, the Porsche Macan is a crossover vehicle that makes luxury available to those on a tighter budget. The base model Macan has a starting MSRP of $47,800 while the Turbo with performance package starts out at $87,700. Both of which are still under the Panamera 4 base price of $89,600. The Macan ranks number 1 in Car and Driver’s Compact Luxury Crossover and SUV category. It has the speed and classic engineering Porsche is famous for while also delivering comfort and luxury for those long road trips. The interior is again, focused on accessibility and comfort and is carefully engineered to give everyone traveling enough space. The Macan also features the Porsche specific infotainment and handling systems that make it a pleasure to drive. With its base model at 252 horsepower and zero to sixty in 6.3 seconds, the Macan offers plenty of plushness and speed to satisfy.
- 2017 Porsche Boxster S
Also known as the 718 Boxster, this two seat roadster boasts speed and comfort in a beautifully melded symphony of luxury. With a turbocharger mated to its four cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission, 350 horsepower and zero to sixty in 4.4 seconds, it is sure to satisfy the hungriest of speed demons. Porsche also included rear wheels that are half an inch wider and engine steel reinforcement for better handling. This model also shows off electronic programming to keep the turbo moving with the quickest response time possible. The interior is as luxurious as you would expect and an optional infotaintment system can make sure everything you need is at your fingertips.
- 918 Spyder Weissach
The 918 Spyder is already a beast by any standards, but Porsche has upped the ante and offers the Weissach package for those who need just a little bit more. The light weight construction of this vehicle and carefully crafted engineering include a film coating instead of body paint, ceramic wheel bearing and a weight optimized brake system in order to save weight and maximize speed. This vehicle boasts two electric motors and a 4.6 liter V8, which combines to show off 887 horsepower and an unbelievable 940 pound-feet of torque. This luxury hybrid stands out among the crowd and sits top of the line both on the road and the track.
- 2018 911 GT2RS
The 2018 911 GT2RS is the first to bear the name since the 2011 iteration. It is a monster by any definition, a beautiful, luxurious, insanely fast monster. Its 700 horsepower and 553 lb-feet of torque could make other cars feel like a Mongol warrior named Genghis or Kublai just swallowed them whole. This track ready, upgraded and overhauled 911 Turbo simply is more. It comes with a lightweight exhaust system, water injection system and custom PDK dual clutch transmission for a seamless transfer of power. This is the Porsche of the present and it is luxuriously fast.
- 2017 Carrera S
The Carrera S rocks a twin turbocharged engine and 3.0 liter flat six. It comes with a manual or PDK transmission and hits a top speed of 191 mph. Its chassis is built for comfort and interior includes all the ergonomic bells and whistles of recent Porsche models. The Carrera S comes with optional packages such as the Sports Chrono and Sports Driving Plus to add to an already exhilarating driving experience. The Carrera S fits right in next to Porsche’s bevy of other luxurious options.
- 1963 Porsche 901
The 901 would later be renamed the 911, but this seminal Porsche is a quintessential example that even 5 decades ago, Porsche understood how to bring luxury to a racecar. This coupe and its rear engine proved that small and light vehicles could still be powerful and fun. The German engineering of Ferdinand Porsche focused on sleek aerodynamics. The interior is small and of a more minimalist style but everything that is included, is of the typical Porsche quality.
- Porsche 356
The 356 was the 911 predecessor and set the tone for future models to come. This sporty, two door, rear wheel drive and lightweight car is air cooled and has the “heart” that Porsche purists love. It’s nimble and built for handling, making it a joy for any enthusiast. This piece of Porsche history sets the stage for the monstrously luxurious models that came after it.
When Porsche creates a vehicle, it manages to redefine the marriage between a race and road car, dancing a wonderfully fine line between daily driver and deadly racecar. These cars are built around the overall driving experience and bask in the title of luxury.