Porsche has released the first official picture of the Panamera
15 September 2008

Porsche has released the first official picture of the Porsche Panamera.

The picture shows just the new Panamera's front end, which clearly borrows heavily from the established 911/Boxster/Cayman look. It's recognisably a Porsche.

The Panamera is Porsche's first-ever production four-door and will provide the platform for the next generation Cayenne too.

It has four-wheel drive and will be available with V6 and V8 engines from the Cayenne. A hybrid drivetrain is also under development.

Porsche has launched a new website for the car at porsche.com/panamera with more details and video of disguised Panameras on test, although when we tried to access the site it wasn't working.

Keep your eyes open on October 20; that's when Porsche starts the print advertising campaign for the Panamera.

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15 September 2008

[quote Autocar]The Panamera is Porsche's first-ever production four-door [/quote]

which further highlights that the Cayenne is not a real Porsche....

15 September 2008

This preview strikes me as being in the same vein as Subaru's attempt to reveal the Impreza redesign without actually showing the world just how wrong they had got it. Lets hope that the person who designed the rear end isn't the same one that designed the Cayenne rump.

15 September 2008

The Cayenne would be classed as a 5 door car, hence the Pamamera is the first 4 door.

15 September 2008

i'd quite like one of these. ...or maybe a new honda accord instead.

15 September 2008

Think I'll wait for the Aston Martin Rapide

15 September 2008

emmm... from the picture i seen so far it looks ugly like the 4x4... shame porsche should stick to sports cars like 911 mabye even make a new supercar rather then making ugly cars like this.

16 September 2008

Gosh, how radical, how different to all the other Porsches. Must have paid the designers a fortune to come up with a new look.

16 September 2008

If nothing else I like the name.

Somehow I find "Panamera" very evocative. Evocative of what, I have absolutely no idea, but there you are.

16 September 2008

Of the Carrera Panamericana perhaps?

16 September 2008

I like the zoomed out photo. It's a bit like a long lost sibling poking his head round a corner to see the rest of his family.

Should be a great car to drive at the very least. I think it will turn out quite nice to look at too. Like a stretched Cayman.

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