2010 Porsche Panamera exposed early
The Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo has been all but exposed by now, as spy shots have revealed its awful shape. The real deal is now out in the open, and it doesn’t really look any prettier.
The engine range includes a 300 hp 3.6-litre V6 for the base Panamera, a 400 hp 4.8-litre V8 for the Panamera S, and a 500 hp 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 for the Panamera Turbo, with a 350 hp hybrid V6 supposedly joining the range later. Available features include electronic air suspension, limited-slip diff, and either the rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, depending on trim. The standard gearbox seems to be a 6-speed manual or Porsche’s new 7-speed PDK dual-clutch paddle-shifted transmission.
The interior features a fancy multimedia system with integrated stereo and Bluetooth functionality, although the number of buttons seems excessive.
Porsche plans to sell approximately 20,000 units each year, eventually hoping to rise as high as 50,000 a year. In this economic climate, a car that looks like this might be the least bit on people’s minds. Although the excessive number of Cayennes roaming the streets of Dubai have proven otherwise.