Porsche Panamera

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by LanXer, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. #1 LanXer, Oct 26, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
    October 23, 2007
    Porsche's four-door future

    Take a look at what's set to be one of the most controversial cars of the decade - Porsche's long-awaited Panamera.

    These renderings, commissioned for the Bulgarian edition of Top Gear magazine, give us the best idea yet of what the likely 'love it or hate it' coupe-like four-door will look like.

    The last of the four pictures is Porsche's official sketch of the Panamera from a couple of years back, and you can see that, as expected, the production car will get taller and roomier on the inside while losing the caricatured low-slung profile.

    Our best guess is that the Panamera will be officially unveiled at the Geneva show in 2009, becoming an obvious rival to the Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes CLS and Aston's planned Rapide.

    As you can see from the pics, the engine's up front and there's a large rear hatch with, we expect, a retractable spoiler. We know that the Panamera will be rear-wheel drive, but there's nothing official from Porsche yet on what'll be providing the power.

    However, rumours suggest the Panamera will get three different engines, ranging from a 300bhp V6 to a twin-turbo V8 with more than 500bhp.

    Porsche has hinted at the possibility of a hybrid model, but that'll likely arrive later than 2009, when the first Panameras are due to hit the market.

    Out of interest - and we realise these are only renderings, so we won't hold you to it - what do you think?

    Source: http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/2363/?image

    Not looking too bad, better than I expected. Quite long and station wagon like.
  2. why does the back have to be so high? If they had just kept that part lower it would actually look like a Porsche. but now they #$%#ed it up.
  3. #3 LanXer, Oct 26, 2007
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  4. post whatever the hell that is in your avatar.
  5. Are these pics new?
  6. i really like those renderings
  7. New to me. Those are the first pics where you can distinctly see the shape of the headlights, and it's good that they don't seem to resemble those of other Porsches too closely.
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  10. Hate it, thats so Dodge Charger style <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
  11. the front looks like an MR2 in the third pic.
  12. Give me the Rapide instead plz.
  13. Give me neither. 911 is still king.
  14. Carrera GT is still king* <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  15. ooh,sex..

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