This sounds like a pretty unbeatable combination: The great Walter Rohrl, the beautiful Ascari race track, and the not-so-beautiful but pretty amazing Porsche Panamera GTS.
Walter Rohrl, for those of you who might not know, is a driving God. The man’s a legend. To realize what he can do just go to youtube and watch his old rally clips, then you get the picture. These days he is Porsche ace test driver and helps developing the most high performance models. It’s a privilege watching him taking the GTS round the Ascari rack.
Porsche Panamera GTS is the sportiest of all Panamera models, featuring a modified 4.8-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, delivering 430 hp (316 kW) at 6,700 rpm, trumping the engine in its Panamera S/4S sister models by 30 hp (22 kW). The maximum torque also increased by comparison, from 500 Nm to 520 Nm. The way in which at the push of a button the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmits the engine output to the all-wheel drive (PTM) -thanks to the Sport Chrono package featured as standard without interruption to the power flow -is especially dynamic.
It also has slightly different looks, sportier interior, uprated suspension and brakes.