Comparable on price, but not in status. You're comparing the mid range Panamera to the highest end F10. As I said before, you can't swim in the deeper end of the Panamera gene pool for F10 money. If you want in, you have to have the means to pay to play. I'm back to the house in the Hamptons analogy. If you want to one-up the Porsche, you can do that too, but again you're going to have to pay to play and you'd need to be looking at say the AM Rapide or thereabouts.
Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot
M5 and 4S are comparable in price, the Turbo is quite a bit more. So if the M5 is beating the Turbo on the ring, then it seems to offer the best price-performance point in the market.
Of course the M5 won't hit our shores till April.
Mind you, if we're using price as the only basis for comparison you can already get more pace for less. A current 997 Carrera S is already quicker than the F10 M5's speculative time and the Panamera Turbo's supposed actual time around the Nurburgring, as is the GT-R by an even bigger margin.
Range Rover HSE Lux, Orkney Gray, Sand interior
997 Carrera S Convertible, Midnight Blue, 6-Speed
2007 BMW 550i, 2005 BMW 545i
Last edited by swajames; 08-04-2011 at 08:59 PM.