Discussion in 'Panamera' started by -=Hot|Ice=-, Jan 20, 2012.
Looks like they tried to tone down the rear end. I really do like this car, it's different.
Looks very subtle so far. Interested to see how it turns out.
Panamera is one of the only "weird looking/oddball" cars that I really love.
2013 Porsche Panamera Turbo facelift spied
I can't wait to see this one.
I hope they don´t give it the same damm face as the rest of their models.
Sony, I think it'll look more along the lines of the new 991 Carrera S. That seems to be the design language that Porsche will be implementing into their cars from now on.
Interesting treatment of the back end with the 'cutouts'. I guess they're trying to break-up the 'jellybean' look. Not sure if it's going to work.
Still can't wait to see this, but I know the basic shape isn't going to change....sigh.
Although the changes are subtle, I think the rear will be better resolved with the cut-outs. Anything to tone down the bubble butt would be an improvement. I do like this car, very different and pretty impressive in the metal and on the road.
I think the cutouts are designed to address the 'bubble butt' problem also. Not sure how I like it - hope those aren't' 'inserts' on the cutouts. That would be bad.
Pretty minor changes to the front, especially if you have the sport package.
The rear will look less heavy but on a whole the car won't change much and once people see the updated specs they'll turn a cheek to any aesthetic misfortunes.
The effort to tone down the rear makes me want one more, even if it is not that substantial of a change. Tough call in a few years, maybe a much more affordable sedan and a Cayman instead
It is just a facelift, it may look better, but for me it still won't look good. However, the fisrt Cayenne being really ugly and the second one being now the most beautiful SUV ATM IMO, there is hope for the next generation Panamera, eventhough luxury hatches are not my type.
Looks like it's getting a twin turbo V6 for the base model?
So the Panamera S will adopt the 4.0 TFSI powering the S7? I'm not too sure. If there's anything Porsche are strong at, it's eking out more power out of engines which should be replaced. The current V8 in the car has fantastic acoustics and I don't doubt Porsche's ability to find an additional 20hp without losing the NA character.
Same, knowing how Porsche always had had strong feelings about using other people's engines, I very much doubt Porsche would be using Audi's 4.0l V8 over its own.