• Aug 28, 2007
What we have here is the clearest shot yet of the Porsche Panamera's C-Pillar and backlight. Fast Lane Daily poster mcshin was quick with the shutter and nabbed the green four-door before the chase car could block the view.
It's a very chunky rump, but the lines do flow well, in a 911-tied-to-a-tree kind of way. While the camo on this Panamera is pretty light, there are still more surprises to uncover; check out the panel that covers up the middle of the doors. Could there be more coke bottle under there for us to feast our eyes on? We do hope the large spoiler doesn't make it to production as some sort of stylized version of the cliché whale tail. However it looks, we're sure that it'll perform like a Porsche, and we await the day a production Panamera winds up in the Autoblog Garage.

[Source: Fastlane Daily]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      in the link, under the comments 'absolutbb' left this:
      saying this THIS IS THE NEW PANAMERA....
      http://www.onlyporsche.net/images/stories/2005/20051028_porsche_panamera.jpg
      i never saw that.
      sadly it seems we are left with the green one above, but
      why cant the PANA look like the one in this link.... that is nice looking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Porsche has never really produced an ugly automobile...until the Panamera.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I beg to differ. The 356 was UGLY
      • 7 Years Ago
      haha... porsche is albout to pull a subaru with this one. They're gonna have to update this thing before it even hits the market the way its going. But yeah, The Aston Rapide is going to eat everybody's lunch when it comes to four door coupes. Except maybe the new Merc CLS and Audi A7. I dont see the Jag XF as a threat to any of these cars. Honestly, I was underwhelmed when I saw the production car. The C-XF was so gorgeous...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why are the Car Gods so angry with us? First the XF now the Panamera. Do i really need to crash my car again in sacrifice?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really hope that the car does not look like that....because that my friends....is U-G-L-Y!
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least it's in it's natural environment, Los Angeles traffic....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Worst part is it gets uglier the farther forward you go...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah! But, you know, if Porsche were to build a four-door it would look like ...a Porsche with 4 doors.

      So you have to ask yourself how far they can go with a design idiom which hasn't really changed since the, what, 1950's?

      I mean, it is a 4-door Porsche, not a Jag, not a Lexus and not a Bimmer (who for their constant mis-direction at least have the "attachments" to explore new designs).

      It is going to look like a softly curved - jelly bean - sedan with a Porsche face as the Cayenne is a softly curved SUV with a Porsche face...

      ...Ugly, but it's the Porsche of 4-doors.

      OK! Maybe it is really a 5-door. How does that boot work?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it looks increasingly repulsive towards the rear. Appears that they took a normal Porsche and stretched it enough to fit rear doors and a back seat. Totally awkward.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh, hey, it's the last gen Maserati Quattroporte. But honestly, this car is rather plain for being a porsche. After seeing yesterday's Jag XF shots, I would have expected even more out of Jaguar w/ this car. I know the price class isn't the same, but the Rapide is gonna eat the Panamera's lunch.
        • 7 Years Ago
        At least the Quattroporte looked Italian...this thing looks cartoon martian.
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh give it a break. it's sort of endearing, actually, in a awkward manner, and that's more than can be said for any other porsche. it's an odd thing, for sure, but that gives it some character.

      besides, imagine it in lustrous production black and sitting on some fat, low-profile tires. it will look like a damn spaceship.

      yes, the rapide is agonizingly good looking-- maybe even intimidatingly so. this has a quirkier, more ideosyncratic appeal to me. especially if this turns out to be a solid car, which i only hope is assured, considering its parent.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I threw up a little in my mouth, but im ok now..thanx
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