Test Drive: 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS

Sporty and with a mean snarl, this updated model is a delight to drive

In the middle of the desert, enveloped in dust clouds drifting off the dunes, is the Bahrain International Circuit. Built in 2004, the race track promptly hosted the Middle East’s first Formula 1 race on its Grand Prix Circuit—a 3.4-mile route with about a dozen late-apex corners, a layout requiring a car with substantial braking chops. It’s an apt stage for the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and …