has Yet to be fulfilled a year since we had the opportunity to meet some of the best works by the artist Pop Art Andy Warhol, when the German mark Porsche rejoins the world of art and cars. As happened on that occasion, we enjoyed this style in Center Porsche Sevilla, official dealer of the brand in the andalusian city that hosted, this time, the dubbed Caravan Pop Art by Rob Lichtenstein, the artist who signs the works that we could see in this magnificent setting. In addition, and as the main course of these lines, we had the privilege of testing the new Porsche Panamera. I often day!
If Andy Warhol is one of the greatest exponents of Pop Art, Rob Lichtenstein is another of the most well known artists in this style. The same firm some of the best works that we can see in the Pop Art, works that are valued at hundreds of thousands of euros. In total we were able to see up to 10 works distributed in a manner considered by the dealer Downtown Porsche Seville, a set of ten as in the previous occasion, were guarded by two models of the brand identified.
To pay tribute to Andy Warhol, the brand chose the Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Porsche 718 Boxster. To do the same this year, in the second edition of this Caravan Pop Art, the company has become to choose the Porsche 718 Boxster and, in place of the 911, has planted a “lord” Porsche Macan Turbo, a car that has 400 horsepower and a towering façade. It is precisely in the “façades” of the two models is placed a labeling special that pays tribute to certain works by the artist Pop Art protagonist of this second edition. A combination of colors and shapes worthy of admiring in person.
The ten works of Rob Lichtenstein, which remained exposed in Center Porsche Sevilla and until July cover different dealers of the brand, are really interesting to know. You must take into account that in our country there is only exposed three works of the american artist, at the Museo Reina Sofia, Plaza de Colon, Barcelona and the last one in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. To transport the works has become to rely on the curious bags that we saw in the last issue, which weigh 150 kilograms and move thanks to wheels GTS monotuercas. A set that does not lack detail.
First contact: new Porsche Panamera 4S
After marvelling for a few hours the works of the artist Rob Lichtenstein, the time has come to meet a different kind of art. We talked of the peculiar way that has the Porsche make cars that has led to the position that it occupies today, that of being one of the brands that best defines a sporty. The Porsche Panamera is not a sporting use, is a saloon with which you can bring your children to school, but in their veins runs the same blood that in a 911.
The new generation of the Porsche Panamera has corrected those mistakes you made the first. We count with a slimmer design, more close to that of the other models of the brand. Your line is pure poetry, and is notable for the care in the details. In this second edition, despite the fact that the design seems a continuation of the, has changed everything. And that is that we have a new platform, new engines and transmission are also important improvements.
The highlight of his aesthetics, in addition to its front aggressive, resorting to nerves on the hood and different elements of the aerodynamic, are the shoulders of your body that make the character muscular and sporty of this sedan. Your body has grown, up to 5,20 meters in length, but maintains the same weight figures. This has been possible thanks to the use of materials such as aluminium in its bodywork.
Its interior, in the same way, changes completely, and in where we saw more buttons in the cockpit of a Boeing 777, we now find a central console with a large screen of 12.3 inches touch control and a boutonniere for digital. This last type of management has made the step to the physical buttons, providing a more modern look and clean. The rear seats can enjoy a screen, this time of 7 inches, which is placed in the same tunnel for transmission.
And as it could not be otherwise in a saloon, we enjoyed a lot of space in the squares front and also great comfort in the rear seats. We are in front of a saloon that is more than five meters, and though they clearly keep a sporting focus is intended to provide comfort to the occupants. We have four squares of space filed and a trunk of about 500 l. of cubicaje.
Although in this first contact we have only been able to try out a mechanical one, which we will unpack in the following lines, the Porsche Panamera arrives with several options gasoline, which starts at 330 horsepower, a diesel and a hybrid. All are related to the automatic gearbox PDK, and, in the same way, all carry the all-wheel drive is governing the whole. Yes, the version of access can be propulsion.
In our case, we had the opportunity to get on to the version Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel option, the diesel that has a motor V8 4.0-liter, 422-horsepower. Has the transmission PDK eight-speed automatic gearbox double clutch. Its acceleration from 0-100 km/h is 4.5 seconds and its top speed of over 280 km/h. On paper, a real missile diesel that you can wear comfortably to your two children.
And outside of the letters and numbers, and only paying attention to the senses, all that ahead on paper the Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel is little to what you can feel. This motor pushes like a raging bull, leaving you glued to the seat as a chewing gum made with the asphalt. The reactions of this engine are impressive, being full from low turns, and squeezing the energy up to the top of the rev counter. The gearbox PDK has a lot of blame in these reactions, as it is still the best in the market with a smooth and very accurate.
The engine accelerates like an animal, but is that the body looks like that of a cheetah. moves so athletic, with a chassis that is worthy of admiration. You drink the curves is due to, among other, to the rear axle directional, mounted for the first time. The address, assisted, electronically, is accurate and direct, and takes this vehicle of more than five meters where they look at your eyes. To govern all these sections we find the package Sport Chrono, a system that features four driving modes to tailor your Panamera to each situation.
In this first contact we have checked that the Porsche Panamera, in its second generation, improvement in all the sections. Although we have yet to discover more of this great sedan. It will be a test of long duration that we will offer very soon. Before the end we thank you from the Current Engine to Centre Porsche Sevilla for us this unit.