• May 6, 2009
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Rumors about a coupe version of the Porsche Panamera were circulating before the sedan was even officially announced, and while a 928 successor has potential, a convertible version of the four-door Panamera seems downright absurd. However, according to an interview conducted by Auto Motor und Sport with Porsche development head Wolfgang Dürheimer, a drop-top Panamera is feasible – if not entirely likely. Dürheimer is quoted as saying (translated), "Currently, this topic is not on the agenda. We have other homework to do, such as the six-cylinder. And then the Panamera will also have a hybrid engine." As expected, AMuS runs with it, saying that the Panamera convertible would pack a cloth soft-top rather than a retractable hard-top, in keeping with Porsche's convertible 911 variants and Boxster. Of course, a Panamera cabrio would be a huge gamble, particular as the standard sedan hasn't even gone on sale and Porsche is unable to gauge reaction to its first four-door model. If nothing else, Porsche could use the platform that underpins the Panamera to create a new FR coupe, spawning a drop-top variant further down the road.




[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Do we really need to see the interior as well?


        • 5 Years Ago
        The interior is gorgeous, a drop top Panamera would be amazing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Face it, after defying the odds with the butt-ugly Cayenne, the dudes at Porsche can obviously succeed at anything.

      They should just go ahead and make a station wagon version of the Panamera to further enhance the hump on the back of that thing. The more junk in the trunk the better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Two years or more of "spy" photos, oh please God no. I will take another season of Knight Rider instead of more photos and posts about this car. AB, we as a whole do not want to see any stories about this car, think you can somehow "forget" to post them anymore?
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL!!!!
        That is hilarious. This car is so ugly I cant even imagine how a 4 door version will look. When they are talking about a Panamera hybrid I think they are referring to it's looks: ie, a alligator-frog hybrid'.

        I remember a top gear episode where J. Clarkson said the only person who looks good in a 4 door convertible is Adolf Hitler.

        Jokes apart I'm curious to see how the market reacts to the car. There's pretty much consensus that it's overpriced and ugly, but handles well. But does it compared against the M3, C63/E63 and Audi RS4/6? Not sure what the niche is.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who needs a cabrio when no one wants this car to begin with...
      • 5 Years Ago
      What the what?

      I'll believe it when I see it and when I see it I'll try to forget it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, that would be SO COOL. I always prefer the convertible version of anything, and the idea of a 4 door convertible sports car just sounds awesome.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i cant tell if that was sarcastic or not, I HOPE u are being sarcastic
      • 5 Years Ago
      Call this car ugly, deformed, or hideous; Once its in your Markets it will sell instantaneously, no matter which country your from..

      You wait and see, all it takes is a number of celebs, public figures and the rich and famous to drive it and everybody's opinion & attitude will change promptly..

      Khalid Ismail Al Zarouni
      • 5 Years Ago
      A miracle indeed. Keep the top down and the Panamera would look gorgeous from every single angle. Top up...

      ...eh....I'll wait and see.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No.... That's like saying This ugly girl at my school looks good with her top down, but ugly with her cloths on..... Shes ugly either way, just more bearable with it down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Epic Fail
      • 5 Years Ago
      horrible idea , heck why dont they make a cayenne a convertible while they are at it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't Porsche make the world's most popular 4-door convertible, Hitler's?
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh my.
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