2016 Porsche Panamera GTS vs. 2016 Audi S8
A dream come true for sports driving fans, the 2016 Porsche Panamera GTS offers Orland Park drivers the gift of sublime luxury. Embodying the fine craftsmanship that drivers have come to expect from the Porsche name, the powerhouse Panamera GTS handles like a sports car through the Naperville roads, but it has the room of a hatchback to fit your belongings on your next trip through Tinley Park into the city. The 2016 Audi S8 is a fierce competitor, but it can’t come close to the 2016 GTS’ style, grace, and luxury – a comparison of the two underlines the supremacy of the 2016 Panamera GTS.
How Does Each Car Drive?
With a top track speed of 179 miles per hour, the Panamera GTS boasts a beast of an engine under its hood. Its 4.8L V8 PDK engine achieves 440 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, which means the potential for lightning fast laps around the track are there in the Panamera GTS. However, it also means it accelerates smoothly. You can drive as fast as you’d like – within the speed limit, you speedster, unless you’re on the race track! Featuring a 114.96-inch wheelbase, the Panamera GTS isn’t just quick on its wheels; it’s sturdy and steady too.
By comparison, the 2016 Audi S8 does achieve greater power at 605 horsepower and 517 lb-ft of torque. The S8 is sure to roar down straightaways, but it’s wildly overaggressive for anything involving turns, stop lights, or even other cars – i.e., most roads in Orland Park and greater Chicagoland. With a wheelbase of 117.9 inches, the S8 goes too far again and compromises its ability to handle turns. If speed is all you care about, the Audi S8 may seem appealing. But a sports car needs to handle well, too, and the Panamera GTS’s sleek design achieves this goal.
What About Features?
With the Panamera winning the performance round, let’s see how these two vehicles compare in the feature department.
2016 Panamera GTS:
- Ergonomic sport seats
- Available Porsche Exclusive seats
- Heated and cooled seats
- Porsche communication management
- Rear seat entertainment
- Bose surround sound system
- Burmeister High-End surround sound system
- Available leather seats
- Available heated seats
- Audi connect 6-month trial subscription
- In-dash DVD player
- Bose Surround sound system
Which Vehicle is Right for you?
Both vehicles offer luxurious and elegant driving experiences, but only one pulls off the balance between power, handling, luxury, and safety that Chicagoland drivers crave. The 2016 Audi S8 is a powerful and ferocious vehicle, but some might call it too powerful. Its engine roars like a lion, but it lacks the finesse and the grace to properly utilize so much power.
The 2016 Porsche Panamera GTS, on the other hand, represents peak sports sedan equilibrium. It’s powerful without being overly aggressive, and its body is designed to maximize stability and smoothness while still being able to handle tight turns. And when it comes to features, the Panamera GTS wins there as well, offering Porsche-exclusive features not available to the S8.
Learn More About the 2016 Porsche Panamera GTS Today!
If you’re a driver in the Orland Park, Tinley Park, or Naperville area and you’d like to learn more about the 2016 Panamera GTS, stop by our showroom at 8130 West 159th Street in Orland Park, IL. Call us at 800-728-0866 to arrange a test drive, or fill out a contact form online. We can’t wait to see you!