Other VW brands are set to use the four-seat platform
7 September 2009

Volkswagen is considering using the Porsche Panamera platform to underpin other models in its group, according to reports from the US.

It is claimed that Porsche is willing to share the Panamera platform with other brands to recoup the large development costs involved, despite previously claiming it would not be sharing it.

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The reports didn’t say which other brand in the VW Group would get the four-seat, rear drive and all-wheel drive platform, although Audi, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Bentley and VW itself would all be candidates.

Hybrid and GTS versions of the Panamera are planned by Porsche within the next three years.

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7 September 2009

[quote Autocar]It is claimed that Porsche is willing to share the Panamera platform with other brands[/quote] What you really mean is that a certain person at VW is twisting Porsche's arm now that he has control of the company at last. I guess we'll see the dilution of the Porsche brand accelerate all the more now that VW has it's paws in the Porsche toy box. Skoda Yetamera anyone ?


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

7 September 2009

wonderful news!

ahahah! now suddenlly the Panamera will be the beauty little child, loved by anyone, just because the mads prepare to clone it and add silicone too...

lovelly, poor unprotected Panamera...

why the Panamera, why? couldn`t be the utter old, ugly 911, that pointless?

7 September 2009

They're welcome to it. I went to the local dealers launch evening last week and it's as ugly in the metal as it is in photos.

PaulJ

7 September 2009

I hope this means the gorgeous Lamborghini Estoque concept will now become reality.

7 September 2009

Hang on - isn't the Panamera underpinned by the Cayenne/Touareg platform?

So doesn't that mean VW use the platform anyway?

Or am I missing something here?

7 September 2009

I love this car. Now give us a 928.

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I'm The Ωmega Man, always talking to myself

7 September 2009

No, the Panamera is a brand new platform and shares very little with Cayenne. That's the reason it cost so much to develop and partly drained Porsche from cash , on top of the spending on VW shares.

VW is wise to exploit this platform for other models because this doesn't necessarily mean re-producing the same car with various badges and spoiling the image.

7 September 2009

Would be a good basis for the Bentley Continental GT as the engine is further back giving better weight distribution.

7 September 2009

VW is going to use this on its sporting brand !

Well thats SEAT with another new car next year.

8 September 2009

[quote ordinary bloke]VW is twisting Porsche's arm now that he has control of the company at last. I guess we'll see the dilution of the Porsche brand accelerate all the more now that VW has it's paws in the Porsche toy box. Skoda Yetamera anyone ?[/quote]

Superb idea!

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