Brits "Frankenstein" their way to the Porsche Panamera

A camel, they say, is a horse designed by committee. This is a car designed by survey, incorporating what Brits say they would like most in a car. British car buying site New Car Net conducted the study, having visitors pick which features they liked best. After the results were tabulated, their art department produced this very convincing rendering that looks to us like a good preview of the upcoming Porsche Panamera four-door coupe.

Respondents chose the front end of the Porsche Boxster with the roofline of the Jaguar XK8, favoring four doors in a coupe-like body as is increasingly becoming the fashion, led by the Mercedes CLS and soon to be followed by the Porsche and Aston Martin Rapide.

Those participating didn't opt for the most powerful engines, preferring something with more reasonable fuel economy, and, interestingly, nearly half the respondents conveyed their preference for diesel power. You'd think inside they'd all go for the full range of electric everything, but while they did opt for air-con, electric windows and power steering, things like automatic wipers and heated seats didn't make the cut.

We can't help but wonder how the results would have turned out if the survey were carried out in the US.

[Source: New Car Net]

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