• May 28, 2008
We've known about the Porsche Panamera for more than two years, and it appears we've still got another year to go before the sedan hits dealer showrooms. AutoTelegraaf is reporting that the Panamera will begin production next April, with the goal of producing 20,000 four-doors per year. The 4,000-pound Porsche will be available with a choice of 300 hp 3.6L V6, a 4.8L V8 packing 405 ponies, or 520 hp with forced induction, and prices are rumored to be between €80,000 and €125,000. Word on the street is that the V6 won't be available until 2010 and a hybrid will follow for 2011.

The Panamera has been in the headlines for a long time, and hopefully the talented designers in Stuttgart have been taking their time making the beefy sedan look better than the preproduction model above. We find it hard to believe that Porsche will make an ugly vehicle, though. The Cayenne doesn't count.

[Source: AutoTelegraaf via Motor Authority]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Geez(!). This is a Porsche? It sorta' looks like a beached whale.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "The four door Porsche comes out in the year 209/ Thanks to Curtis Jack, I already got mine."


      Holy crap, Tony Yayo was right. uhhhh
      • 6 Years Ago
      Where did this 3.6l V6 come from? Why not use one of the existing boxer-6s from the 911s?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think it's of Volkswagen Origin, an evolutioon of Passat R36's with Direct Injection.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a G35 that ate too much apple strudel
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ha ha haaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Exactly!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I believe all the spy shots of the supposed Panamera prototype are decoy's set up by Porsche.
      chuck
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am very happy with my '03 996, thank you. If you want a drop-dead gorgeous performance sedan, look no further than the new Merc CLS63 AMG, fully developed, few if any bugs, and less expensive with more performance. Why bother being a $100 grand guinea pig for Porsche?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The end of the world as we know it is slowly, but surely, coming to an end...

      It's not coming to an end, and don't call me Shirley.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh, apparently you guys don't remember the 914, 928, and 944. All were rather 'ugly' porsches. I still like them, but they're definitely an acquired taste.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, the 914 wasn't really a Porsche - though the 914-6 was. The 914 was a VW.

        The 928 and 944 were front-engined which, back then, was blasphemy.

        Don't forget the 968 turbo convertible: perhaps the best looking Porsche ever built.
      • 6 Years Ago
      reminds me of that stretched ferrari that guy did.
      ugly.

      hey porsche add a few more feet to it and sell it to the limo companies in cali and vegas.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Alex,

        Everyone I've talked to find the Cayman to be one of Porsche's most beautiful cars ever made. I think its curvy, almost feminine shape is absolutely gorgeous. Everytime I see one in red I'm stunned at how great that car looks and I always find myself wishing that they'd put a more powerful engine in it.

        It's a matter of opinion, my friend.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have to agree with user. I have seen a couple of Caymans on the road in the last week or so and I thought they were gorgeous. Normally a 911 goes by and it's just ho-hum but I was immediately attracted to the Cayman's looks.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Why does Porsche need another sedan anyway? Thanks to their shares in VW they now have many premium sedans like Bentley Continental Flying Spur,Audi A8,VW Phaeton etc.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least everything ahead of the b-pillar looks good, right? All that's left now is to fix that back half and it should be good to go. Honestly though, I just don't think the Porsche silhouette is suited to be made into a sedan, whereas some other brands, like Aston Martin, have an iconic shape that just translates into a sedan just as well as it does a coupe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought that was a G35 Sedan. I see no reason to build Porsche sedan...but then again...people buy those ugly Maserati sedans too.
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