Porsche’s Panamera sedan won’t win any beauty contests, but there’s no denying that the car is fast and supremely capable. In fact, we’d go so far as to call it one of the world’s best sport sedans, even if we would be tempted to wear a hat and sunglasses behind the wheel. If you’re in the market for a car you can use to share track days with three friends, Porsche has just announced a new Panamera variant that’s up for the task.
The 2012 Panamera GTS gets a bump in power, bigger brakes, a lowered body, air suspension and Porsche’s PASM electronic suspension management system. The 4.8-liter, naturally aspirated V-8 now sends 430 horsepower (up from 400 in Panamera S models) to all four wheels, ensuring that you have sufficient traction to go with your thrust.
The 2012 Panamera GTS will hit dealers in Europe next February, priced from 116,716 euros. There’s no word yet when it will make it to this side of the pond, but when it does you can expect it to slot in between the Panamera 4S (which starts at $95,200) and the Panamera Turbo (which starts at $136,700).