• Aug 21st 2008 at 5:58PM
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More spy shots of the Porsche Panamera have emerged, and in addition to wearing almost no camo, it is missing one other thing: any hint of beauty, anywhere. In fact, we can now definitively say that Porsche has one of the world's greatest ever surprises up its sleeve: the company either has a titanic makeover regimen planned for the car that will turn it into something attractive, or Porsche plans to release a truly regrettable looking vehicle.
Looking like a slammed Cayenne with a fastback and front fender vents, the Panamera is caught from several angles. In our opinion, the only nice angle is the front, because you don't have to see the rest of it. Having said that, we don't doubt the car -- even if it looks like the one pictured -- will find buyers. It is a 4-door Porsche that will sport better MPG than the Cayenne, after all. But Porsche, there's still time to make the car look like this. Please, think about it. Because if it's between this car or an A7 or Rapide? Well, um... don't wait by the phone is all we're saying... Thanks for the tip, Ross!

[Source: Global Motors]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Great Title!

      I love Porsche but this does not look like it will be an attractive car. That said, I can picture it in black with tiny blue/red sirens on the roof hauling around various Euro-Politicians at high speed - much like the BMWs, Audis and Mercs I see all the time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That back window is just horrible,it's kinda like what they did the the capri (mercury version of the 5.0 mustang) back in the 80's.
      You take a decent looking car, and ad a big bubble for a back window, and it's ruined.
      It also reminds me of that car homer simpson designed for his long lost brothers car company.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The rendering that Jonathon hopes Porsche will make the Panamera look like is even worse than the real thing. Whatever it is, something got lost in translation since the teaser sketch was made.

      And if the Cayenne is any indication, we also can't trust Porsche to facelift the Panamera into looking better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They're the same concept, yet this is so wrong, and yet the AM Rapide is so right.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just saw 6 of these heavily camoed cars tooling through Scottsdale, AZ followed by 2 support vehicles with extra tires, etc. They were pretty muddy and must have just come out of the desert.

      Front end and side lines are pretty sweet, rear end...not so much.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Finally!! Now I can unstrap the child seat that is blocking the passenger side window in my Boxster, and haul Jr. in the back where he belongs.
      • 7 Years Ago
      MY EYES!!! THEY BURN!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Indeed. Good post guys. I loved the title.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah, yes. I had forgotten about the flattened Cayenne.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Its true...

        this is what happens when a car maker never designs cars.

        i can buy a porsche designed garment bag but i cant buy a porsche designed car.... besides the 911

        everything else is an evolution of that design (boxster/cayman)

        or an interpretation of that design applied to an existing car (cayenne)

        and now this. another rehashing of that porsche "look" applied to the wrong kind of car.

        i never thought I'd be longing for the 928....
      • 7 Years Ago
      But will it sell? Yes
      • 7 Years Ago
      Make it stop!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always try to be objective when it comes to styling, but no matter how I look at this it just looks awful IMO. I tried tilting my head and everything... ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        I tried looking at this with a few beers...but I just threw up instead.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ugly indeed. it's like a half-assed Frankenstein of Viper/Corvette front, Dodge Charger doors, Mercedes E350 wagon top and Porsche Boxter's butt.
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