CNET's Roadshow: What's On the Way for the 2017 Porsche Panamera

The 2017 Porsche Panamera is headed to U.S. shores soon, and Alex Goy of CNET's Roadshow recently had an opportunity to preview some of the changes that are coming our way. In particular, fans old and new will be pleased by a shapelier silhouette, along with its blindingly fast, Porsche-like speed.

Porsche's aim here was to bring the exterior shape closer in line with the 911 -- one of the most recognizable profiles in the automotive world. Even though the new car is bigger than the old in every dimension, it looks smaller than the old car. And it's much better looking -- smoother, sleeker, better.

Goy reports the Turbo S will lap the Nurburgring track in Germany in 7:38, which is faster than a Mercedes-McLaren SLR. It managed the run on normal road tires, too. The Turbo does come with 550 horses and a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharge V-8 that'll hurl it from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, so if it was slow it'd be a heck of a surprise. There are other models coming out at launch, as well: The 4S for the US and a diesel model for Europe. They're both pretty perky too.

The inside is suspiciously buttonless, which is much different than the previous edition, but it's all about touch-panel tomfoolery now. That's an advantage for two reasons: One, no blank plates to show your friends that you're a bit cheap; two, you can do a lot more with the space. It also looks super cool, notes Goy. With the features on offer in the new car, Porsche said that traditional buttons would have swamped the cabin and been impractical. Now, they don't need to worry about it.

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