2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo vs. 2018 Maserati Gran Turismo

The 2018 Maserati Gran Turismo is a breathtakingly powerful automobile. Its combination of comfort, passenger space and performance is hard to rival, unless it’s the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo. This is due to its large selection of engines, interior elegance, and street burning speed. Which of them should you buy?

Design & Style

The Porsche Panamera and Maserati Gran Turismo are both head turners. The roofline of the newest Panamera has been lowered, with haunches that are pronounced and overhangs that have been shortened. The Maserati Gran Turismo is sleek and aerodynamic. It has sexy curves like its Porsche rival, with sharp, predatory headlights that indicate it is not a car for the financially challenged. The interior is lush, with leather that is soft and soothing.

Technology & Safety

The Maserati Gran Turismo seats a maximum of four, which is unusual for a car of its power and speed. Its fuel tank can hold a maximum of 19.8 gallons and it has a number of safety systems, such as emergency automatic brakes, monitoring for blind spots and cruise control which is adaptive. The Porsche Panamera comes with a warning system for forward collisions, emergency automatic brakes, and all-wheel drive. Parking assistance is also available, along with a limited self-driving mechanism. One of the most impressive technologies featured in the Panamera Turbo is night vision, which utilizes thermal imaging to help drivers identify people or animals in the dark, warning the driver if they are too close.


The Maserati Gran Turismo is diabolically powerful. It houses a V8 Premium Unleaded engine with a sequential MPI fuel device that is capable of producing an incredible 454 horsepower at 7000 rpm. This gives it acceleration and handling which is an order of magnitude higher than what is available from most four-seaters. The Porsche Panamera is a force to be reckoned with however, especially in the 4 E Hybrid. It is capable of producing 462 horsepower with over 500 pounds of torque, which means it can blaze from zero to sixty in about 4.4 seconds.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche Panamera and Maserati Gran Turismo are closely matched in speed, power and acceleration. They are expensive, prestigious to own and offer world-class comfort. However, the Porsche Panamera surpasses the Maserati Gran Turismo when it comes to its tech and safety features. For instance, despite its performance, the Maserati still lacks night vision capabilities, among other things, and when you consider the high asking price, this is just unacceptable, so the Porsche Panamera wins.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Panamera offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Panamera test drive appointment in advance.

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