When the Porsche Panamera was launched in 2009, it was received with a lot of praise for its excellent ddriving dynamics, which some described as close to that of the 911 with a comfortable ride, and large trunk. On the other hand, the German sedan also attracted some criticism. Some argued that the Panamera S lacked sportiness and was oriented toward comfort maybe a bit too much, while others slammed Porsche for making the Turbo model way too heavy. Most journalists were also very critical of the look, and I’m among those that considered the Panamera as the ugly duckling of the Porsche family. And, although the Germans fixed many of the sedan’s issues, we had to wait for more than six years for the Panamera to get the hot look it deserves.