Posted by Anthony CarboneJuly 11, 2007 at 6:54 am
Here are latest photos of the Porsche Panamera, on its way to the main entrance of the NÃƒÂ¼rburgring race track.
The prototype has finally shed some more of its camouflage (come on strip for us) revealing more design and some body panel details. Although the accent lines in the outer doors panels and front and rear bumper fascias are still covered, we can see other details emerging such as an elongated taillight and front headlamp shape.
The Panamera is Porsche’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz CLS; a genuine four-seater cast from the GT mould.
This Porsche will not be a soft comfort-oriented four-door. With direct-injection V8 power and up to 500bhp, it’s not going to be slow.
You will be able to choose from a regular six-speed manual box, or shell out a few extra bills and upgrade to a racy seven-speed twin-clutch arrangement related to VW’s DSG transmission.
In my head when I look at the side shots of this car it basically looks like an stretch 911 with 4 doors and some Cayenne headlights.
Porsche Panamera details:
Engine: 400 HP 4.8 liter V8 (Front Engine)
Engine Options: 520 HP Turbocharged
Top speed: 180 mph
Hybrid version planned for 2011
[Source: WorldCarFans.com, CarMagazine.co.uk]