Aping the Porsche 911’s trademark silhouette, the Panamera evokes the lines of a sports car while bringing rear seat passengers along for the (fast) ride, in comfort. When Porsche set out to make a large luxury sedan they, perhaps wisely, elected not to follow the so-called three-box styling formula normally used in this segment. Panamera is a large car with a wide, low stance and a sweeping fastback profile with a rear hatch. While it may look different from the competition, it follows the recipe for luxury inside with lashings of leather and features galore. While luxurious, it leans more to the performance side of things, in keeping with the Porsche name. It delivers on the promise in engine performance department and the handling is there to match. Often it pays to be unique, it helps keep values strong and win awards like this one. The Porsche crest on the front doesn’t hurt either.