Those who want a bigger 911 will more than likely drive home in Porsche’s best-selling Cayenne. And who can blame them? It shows up the Panamera as not being nearly family friendly enough by having just two rear seats.
But you can now buy a 2010 Panamera for just over £30,000. That seems like rather good value for money compared with a 911 from the same year; that’s going to be just under £40,000. So by my backward Bangernomics reasoning, you will get a lot more Porsche for your money. However, if you want to transport more than four occupants, you really do have to shop around for an alternative, high-performance luxo-barge.
The Audi A8 is always my default choice for barging, especially as there are S8, quattro and diesel options. However, rather than take that route, there’s one model I haven’t mentioned much, because they have taken a while to become affordable: the A7.