He is my very favorite automotive writer. I love his style, and generally agree with everything he writes. He describes the Panamera handling as "compared with a 911, this thing handles like well-upholstere field artillery."
In fact, because I love my car, named "Torshia" for her 519 foot/pounds, and don't have a spare $200,000 to convert a Cayman S into a RUF or RUF like version, I will be driving my 1996 forever. That isn't really an idle threat as my 1969 911S is now owned by my son, John, so it has had only 2 owners in its life. It was modified, as well, and was a really great machine, in its day. Forget the miles/gallon, and the upkeep. It's in the family.