• Oct 29, 2009
The Brits at AutoExpress (essentially The Sun of car-related sites) have rendered Porsche's supposed 928 successor, and as expected, their report is rife with speculation, innuendo and conjecture.
According to AE, the big sports car would basically be a two-door Panamera positioned above the 911 because it hauls more luggage. Put another way, this reborn 928 would be an actual grand tourer and compete with the likes of other GTs. Think of it as a Ferrari 599 more than a 458 Italia. Naturally -- and with the big turbocharger not so naturally -- all of the Panamera's engine choices will be present. The range topper gets AWD just like the high end Panamera Turbo. And a hybrid powertrain using an Audi supercharged V6 and an electric motor will also be available. Hey -- why not?

One thing AutoExpress can't answer is what Porsche will call the car. 928 might seem nice and logical to us, but remember what Porsche has been doing since the Boxster -- using actual names. Boxster, Cayenne, Carrera GT, Cayman and lastly Panamera. So it goes to figure that only the 911 will be retaining it's numeric naming convention should a new car come to pass. We're going to go ahead and suggest Soldado, especially if they're sticking with the Spanish theme (Cayenne, Panamera). Again, hey, why not?

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not sure about this one, I never liked the Panamera and for me this is going deeper in the wrong path. Why Porsche, why?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why couldn't the Panamera rear look like this? With two more doors this would be great couple and sedan duo.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is nice.
      This is exactly what they should build.
      They can call it the Porsche Banderas or something of the sort. lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll admit it; I LOL'd hard. I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Porsche Lagunaseca would be a more fitting Spanish name, since the Carrera , Targa and Panamericana are based on racing events/locations.

      Soldado would never work because Porsche/VW don't want to have their names related to anything that has to do with war and military. they were against using their cars in the Transformers movies even if 2 of the original Transformers looked like a VW and a Porsche.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i meant Panamera comes form Carera Panamericana, not like some car magazine that said it's called Panamera because it's bigger and it's meant for big Americans.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'd rather have a new 924, but any Porsche that doesn't like the 911 is welcome.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed. Not everything has to resemble the 911.
      • 5 Years Ago
      From the side it looks just like my 03 Hyundai Tiburon!
      • 5 Years Ago
      O_O That looks GREAT! Prettiest Porsche since the Carrera GT (and the 911 SC targa before that).
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree! This design looks fantastic!! All it's doing, however, is setting up a greater fall... ruddy Porsche.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If I can afford one when I get out of school and have a proper job- and I might - I'd totally get one. You know unless I buy one of the other countless cars I want. Either way, we'll seen in 2015 or so.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Porsche should come out and say the story and the render is 99 percent true to the letter and build it, Even if they had no plans at first. It's a lot more pretty than the in house designs that they have produced for many years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Please bring back the 914
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cayenne is not spanish ? It'a a town in French Guyana.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why can't Porsche design something like that on their own?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A Porsche GT coupe makes a lot of sense. And this looks very nice.

      But I thought VW already decided that the Panamera was a one-shot vehicle and would be discontinued in 5-6 years. If this new coupe is based on the Panamera, wouldn't it make sense to keep the 4-door?

      • 5 Years Ago
      That looks quite similar to DB9 rear end.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you're right. I looked at the pictures and really loved the front end and the back too, but the back struck me as not a Porsche-inspired design. Somebody at AE got lazy and slapped "PORSCHE" on the back of an Aston Martin-inspired rear.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And looks like a cross between a Corvette C6 and a 599 in the front.


        Still, it looks a hell of a lot better than anything Porsche has been putting out these days.
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