More Panamera Pics Released

more panamera pics released

Might be growing on me. How scary. It’s still “sacrilege,” and overpriced, and I still think the 300 horsepower 3.6 liter V6 is inappropriate, and I’d still contend it weighs too much for a Porsche, whatever that’s supposed to be. Anyway, more pictures for your enjoyment.

Also, we now know that AWD will be optional on all models, that there are at least three engine options (the V6, a V8, and a turbocharged V8), and that a six speed stick or seven speed dual-clutch auto will be available.

And Lieberman is right, brown is the new black.

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  • Alex Kambas Alex Kambas on Nov 26, 2008

    So what is the Panamera? It's not a four dour coupe, a) because it actually has five doors (it's a hatchback) and b) because it is obviously not a coupe. Did I mention the doors with frames? What's up with that? What it really looks like is a squashed Cayenne and such a description can be hardly taken as a compliment. One could argue that apart from the 911 which is after all a 50 year old shape and some moments of clear thinking (928) Porsche designers cannot really put together a beatifull car (I would consider Boxster/Cayman too similar to the 911 to count as different designs). So who is Porsche now trying to compete with? The Cayenne took the brand opposite the likes of Land Rover, but the Panamera is unlike any other car. It's not a Quattroporte nor an S-Class. 911 purists will hate it as they did the Cayenne, so what kind of customer is Porsche addressing with this one? But that's the price you pay when you want to convert. Porsche actually calls itself nowdays a "premium car manufacturer" rather than the previous title of "sportscar specialist". So it's not only a matter of a "peculiar" car, such as the Panamera, but rather that of a peculiar brand. After all which other manufacturer sells 100.000 units a year but owns a group that sells almost 80 times that? Which begs the question: does Porsche really need the Panamera to succeed? They could cease production of their cars and still be hugely profitable on their share of VW. So who really cares what the Panamera does? If they don't, why whould we? Strange huh? That's Porsche.

  • Michael Ayoub Michael Ayoub on Nov 26, 2008

    300 horsepower 3.6 liter V6? Did I read that right?

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