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Now that the Panamera has been caught wearing Porsche clothing, the spy shots are coming fast and furious. Brenda Priddy and Co. has scored the best shots yet that give us a nice 3/4 view of the car from both front and back. Yes, it's a mule and the sheetmetal obviously is not finalized, but these shots make it very easy to imagine what the final version will look like. Take a look at the Panamera's rear, for instance. The severely sloped rear glass flows right into a trunk lid flanked by a pair of taillights that look production ready. The car also appears a bit wider and lower than the Mercedes-Benz CLS, which will be the Panamera's main competition along with with the Aston Martin Rapide (assuming the latter car doesn't get shelved for cost reasons).
Priddy tells Winding Road that the base engine will likely be a 3.5-liter six-cylinder generating 300 horsepower. Upper models will have a naturally-aspirated and turbo V8 that could generate 350 and 560 horsepower, respectively. Porsche is prepared for a show down with Mercedes-Benz, however, and is reportedly willing to give the Panamera a 700-hp V10 if the CLS continues with its power trip.

[Source: Winding Road]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I was wrong. The car ain't ugly. It's fugly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Will it really end up looking as nasty as this? Looks like another step along a bad diversivication road for Porsche.

      Give me the Virage any day...
      • 8 Years Ago

      When Lamborghini came out with the LM002 in about 88. It was a mistake. It was just some.. little p.r stunt to see what they could produce.

      This is long before the Exploder made it to the WHITE family, in their suburbian tract home.

      And.. people love Lambo. Im just curious.. how far this SUV insanity might go. And Id like to add.. I have a load of Panamera pics, and they all forecast.. the 928 coming back! So.. think about that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks good, but not good enough for a Porsche
      • 8 Years Ago
      Did you people know Lambourghini actually made a truck in the 1980's? I dont remember people getting bent out of shape then? Anyways, a couple of turbos on a CLS63 from renntech will take the power to more than 700hp and still be a better car then this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That car looks like crap! Maybe Hummer should come out with a 2 seat roadster? Or Lamborghini should sell Mini vans? Porsche is making a big mistake with this 4 door model.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cayenne has had it's run.
      A sedan is more in line with a GT like the 928. The hard part is trying to make a front-engined car look like it has 911 DNA.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They aren't making a mistake. They will sell thousands and make a ton of money in the process. Isn't that what a business does? It will be Cayenne part duex, and we all now how well that worked out for them, financially speaking.

      Oh, and it will look cracking good...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like Lambourghini
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm sure it'll look nice in the end, but it still seems just wrong.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nobody made a fuss about Lambourghini's truck because nobody cares about Lambourghini.
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