Take a moment to see these upcoming models in motion.
The next-gen Porsche Panamera and its shooting brake sibling have racked up an immense number of miles around the Nürburgring over the past few months, and spy photographers have caught them many times along the way. However, a few seconds of video can demonstrate more than just a picture, so it’s fascinating to see the forthcoming models lapping the ‘Ring in these new clips.
The Panamera Shooting Brake’s driver (above) certainly isn’t afraid to push the test car because the high-performance wagon makes liberal use of the track’s curbs. It’s quite an impressive sight to see the big vehicle hustling around the ‘Ring. When the production version debuts for Europe in the second half of 2017, expect the powertrain range to mirror the sedan, including turbocharged V6 and V8 gasoline units, a diesel, and a hybrid. Customers in the US will eventually get the longroof, too, but they’ll need to wait until sometime in 2018.
The Panamera sedan (below) is also working hard at the famous track. There's even a moment when the driver almost loses it. While hard to notice, our spies report this one wears photorealistic camouflage over the headlights and taillights. Other than that, the sleek shape provides a good idea of what to expect from the production model. Inside, we know there's a redesigned cabin with a large infotainment system and capacitive controls.
Porsche will likely debut the new Panamera at the Paris Motor Show in early October. Depending on the region, sales will commence by the end of the year or in early 2017. Until then, you'll get a good idea of what to expect by watching these clips.