The Porsche Panamera is nearly all-new for 2024; and we took it for a First Drive on the streets of Seville, Spain, followed by hot laps around the Monteblanco Race Circuit in the new Turbo E-Hybrid variant.

This gave us a chance to fully appreciate the third-gen Panamera’s suspension upgrades. Standard is a newly-developed two-valve air suspension, bolstering both chassis response and ride comfort.

But on track, the Turbo E-Hybrid model flexed a new active ride suspension, delivering gravity-defying results.

DAVE SCRIVENER: “Now we’re checking out Porsche’s active ride system, and what this does is counteracts the car’s natural tendencies. So, when you go into a corner, it actually leans in like a motorcycle would. When you accelerate and the car would be squatting, it picks the back up. When you brake and the car would dive in the front, it picks the front up. The objective is to keep the driver’s point of view on an even keel and make the occupants less, um, topsy turvy in curves and things.”

Underneath the new 911-adjacent styling, defined by sharper lines and a more coupe-like profile, is your choice of powertrain. Standard is a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6, good for 348 horsepower. The Turbo E-Hybrid boasts a twin-turbo V8 paired with a 140-kilowatt electric motor stuffed into the new eight-speed PDK automatic, rated at 670 horses total.

The 2024 Porsche Panamera starts just over $100,000, reaching over $108,000 for an all-wheel drive Panamera 4. Turbo E-Hybrid pricing is yet to be confirmed.