As more information of the Porsche Panamera GT trickles out, it is now known that the car will hit European showrooms by the summer of 2009, likely badged as a 2010 model in most markets. The initial launch will only include the Panamera S and the Panamera Turbo models, with a V6 and a hybrid joining the range later. Expect a GCC launch sometime later next year.
As announced, the Panamera S (shown in brown), the Panamera 4S (shown in blue) and the Panamera Turbo (shown in silver) will be launched first. The Panamera S features a 400 hp 4.8-litre V8 and rear-wheel-drive, while the Panamera 4S uses the same engine with all-wheel-drive. The Panamera Turbo uses a 500 hp 4.8-litre turbocharged V8 with all-wheel-drive. All cars come with the choice of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automanual gearbox.
Options will include ceramic brakes, roof racks and fitted luggage. For more information and other photos, check out the earlier report.