• Dec 14th 2009 at 11:27AM
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The Porsche Panamera has only been on sale in other parts of the world for three months now, but the automaker has already cranked out the 10,000th production example. The Panamera is built on the same production line as the Cayenne SUV at Porsche's Liepzig plant in northeastern Germany.

So far, Porsche has taken some 9,000 orders for the new five-door grand touring hatchback and it has yet to go on sale in the United States. Porsche is currently planning to build about 20,000 Panamera units annually at the Liepzig factory. The 10,000th car? A silver Turbo destined for Singapore.

[Source: Porsche]


Huge customer interest for the fourth Porsche model series
10,000th Panamera leaves the Leipzig plant

Stuttgart/Leipzig. Today, just three months after the new Panamera went on sale the 10,000th car rolled off the production line at the Leipzig plant of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart. The 500 HP platinum silver metallic Panamera Turbo will be delivered to a customer in Singapore.

Michael Macht, Chairman of the Board of Porsche AG: "Sales of the Panamera have really taken off: we have already secured over 9,000 orders. Shortly after it was launched our Gran Turismo won the coveted "Goldenes Lenkrad" ["Golden steering wheel"] and "Auto Trophy" awards in Germany. It has also won many international prizes." The Panamera 4S is proving particularly popular and has a share of 44 per cent - putting it ahead of the Turbo (36 per cent) and the Panamera S (20 per cent).

The company plans to build 20,000 Panamera per year across the whole product cycle. The fourth Porsche model series is being manufactured at the Leipzig plant in the so-called model mix, sharing a production line with the Cayenne SUV. The innovative, highly streamlined production is seen as a model of technological and economic excellence for the automobile industry worldwide.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      People actually buy this car?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm more interested in seeing that black one fall from the lift......
      • 5 Years Ago
      Holy s**t, I wasn't expecting sales this brisk. Guess I've gotta stop reading Jalopnik and autoblog in order to finish this Panamera Project before the year's end...

      • 5 Years Ago
      Is there anything more pretentious than calling every single individual car an "example"?

      Should I start calling my Volvo an example of an S40?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Have to admit, it looks better in person. The interior is GORGEOUS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it's not on sale in the U.S. yet why am I seeing them already.....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I work as a salesman at a dealership. I can confirm that the Panamera is, in fact, currently available for sale in the US.
      • 5 Years Ago
      C'mon guys, after looking at it's specs, I started to like the looks of the car.

      Can't we think of other things that look ugly but after knowing what they represent, we suddenly don't care for the looks? Let's see:

      Nissan GT-R
      Pagani Zonda
      Porsche Panamera


      a v@gina.

      So let's be more open minded about its looks. :)

        • 5 Years Ago
        the Zonda is one of the most beautiful things ever created by mankind, both visually and aurally.
        • 5 Years Ago
        sparrk is right, the zonda's perfect. but you might want to edit your post a bit, the panamera's also quicker than the GT-R and Zonda. Which is insane and validates your point even further. It just doesn't feel special when you're sitting it it, but who cares, neither does the GT3-RS
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have yet to see one here in Northern California but Autoblog, to say that it has yet to go on sale here was really a major failure. This post was at 11:27 am and even though a lot of people pointed out this fact and no one made an update is another major failure.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm so jealous...Porsche makes the best looking, best performing cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      HAWT! But not in silver.
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