We've been fans of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept ever since we first laid eyes on it at the Paris Motor Show back in September. And just when we finally managed to get that sensational rump out of our minds, Porsche has gone and released a video of the sexy beast in action. The video also features the German automaker's general manager of advanced design style, Mitja Borkert, as well as Porsche Design Studio chief Michael Mauer. The two speak on the themes of the Sport Turismo, namely "form follows function." They also state the obvious; that the Panamera Sport Turismo is instantly recognizable as a Porsche yet simultaneously different from any other Stuttgart stormer before it.

Also discussed is the 335-horsepower, supercharged V6 powerplant, working in unison with a 95-horsepower electric motor in a parallel hybrid setup. Porsche states that the Sport Turismo has a 30-km (18.6 mile) pure-electric range. We are also treated to various shots of the futuristic instrument cluster and center control console. The former consists of a large TFT screen with video side view monitors, while the latter is a combination of touch-capacitive and touchscreen controls.

While visually stunning, the important mission statement of this vehicle is perhaps best summed up by Mauer, "This Sport Turismo Concept is as well, showing that there is no contradiction between sportiness and functionality." Though wowed by the driving footage in the video below, Mauer's statement evokes a combination that we can get behind – especially when the resulting concept car solves the production Panamera hatchback's unfortunate rear end so beautifully.

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      Man, this is such an improvement over the regular Panamera sedan...I can only hope that Porsche finds a way to make this a part of their line-up, it's gorgeous.
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      If they had only built this the first time.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good lord this thing is beautiful. Maybe the perfect sedan. Stop making the current Panamera and just start making this now.
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      Such an excellent improvement! While the Panameras styling has grown on me over the years, it's never been too much of a looker.
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        Right - They finally abandoned that stupid smiley face crap that is so pervasive and makes cars look like they are in the movie "Cars".
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      This is the most righteous thing with four doors touched by Porsche since the Audi RS2 Avant. (But the RS2 has cooler badges: http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/beeftech/ebay%2520pics/SAM_3667.jpg )
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks better than the Panamera.
      Erik Tomlinson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Long live the station wagon!
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      I hate hate hate the Panamera and this almost fell victim to my bias, but upon reflection I like it. I really like it. Smashing looking thing.
      John Hughan
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      Looks better than the regular Panamera to my eye, but still too big somehow. On the other hand, I really want the house they showed in the beginning, now THAT is a triumph of design!
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      A detuned version of the 918's drivetrain would be amazing in this car. Can we say world's most perfect car?
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      Where were these guys when the Panamera was being designed? What with all their talk of balance, design and proportion, the Sport Turismo has the Porsche design cues that make it easily recognizable as "a Porsche", meets the packaging spec for the Panamera, yet is actually good looking.
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