...the most interesting detail is how Porsche managed to incorporate the rear quarter panel glass shape of the current 911 model into the rear door of the Panamera giving a stealthier fastback look despite having four-doors

Further design details revealed


Here are latest photos of Porsche’s new four-door model, Panamera, on its way to the main entrance of the Nürburgring race track. The prototype has finally shed some of its camouflage revealing more design and body panel details. Although 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. But the most interesting detail is how Porsche managed to incorporate the rear quarter panel glass shape of the current 911 model into the rear door of the Panamera. As a result, it gives the Panamera a stealthier fastback appearance instead of a more mundane four-door saloon configuration. If you look at the side profile photo long enough you start to forget there's a rear door there.

Porsche Panamera details:

  • Code name: G 1

  • Porsche’s first front engined, rear drive four door sedan

  • 4x4 as an option

  • Engine: 400 HP 4.8 liter 4V per cylinder V8

  • Top of range Panamera Turbo with 520 HP

  • Top speed 180 mph

  • Release: 2010

  • Hybrid version planned for 2011

  • Production begins 08.2009 in Porsche’s Leipzig plant

  • 20.000 units per year

  • 35% for the US market

  • Price: between Eur 80.000 and Eur 125.000

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