The paneling successfully hides the car modifications but it is expected to include restyling to both the front and rear fascias. The engines are also expected to receive some fuel economy and emissions busting tuning from the Porsche engineers.

The Porsche Panamera is due to receive its first mid-cycle facelift for the 2013 model year since its initial introduction in 2009. 

The prototype was making a brief stop at a fuel station when an eagle eyed YouTube user managed to grab a very short video as the model was leaving.

The paneling successfully hides the car modifications but it is expected to include restyling to both the front and rear fascias. The engines are also expected to receive some fuel economy and emissions busting tuning from the Porsche engineers.

The facelifted Porsche Panamera is likely to make an appearance at the one of the larger international motor shows later this year. Paris in September and Los Angeles in November are strong contenders for the honor.

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