GOTCHA! This Is The All-New 2017 Porsche Panamera

It’s got more than a fair share of scoops, this second-gen Porsche saloon, only this time, we have the finished article.

Not a leak, a press release or any such thing yet. Just a new Panamera testing at the Nordschleife without any camo save for the film around the taillights that is redundant as it doesn’t really hide their shape.

The Panamera II is, for all intents and purposes, the production version of the 2012 Sport Turismo concept, only with less angular headlamps and a hatchback body instead of a shooting brake (this, mind you, will come at a later date).

Porsche’s stylists deserve credit for turning an ungainly and universally bashed design into a vastly more appealing sports saloon that, at the same time, won’t be mistaken for anything else but a Panamera.

That’s great news, for those who crossed the original instantly from their list due to its looks (and who can blame them?) missed out on a truly great handling sports saloon.

Now, things are looking even better as the G2 (its codename) Panamera is built on the all-new, aluminum- and composite-intensive MSB platform that shaves almost 100 kg (200 pounds) of total weight compared to the current car.

The one pictured here is the Turbo, with the twin, squared-off tailpipes giving it away and it’s fitted with carbon-ceramic brakes that, we presume, will be standard. Power will come from a twin-turbocharged V8, while the range will also include V6 and hybrid powertrains.

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  • Mike Gonzalez

    i feel sorry for all the haters out there, the 1st gen Panamera was ugly, we all know that, but this right here is shaping up to be a great looking one. they got the proportions right this time around
    i can’t wait to see the 911-inspired tail lights

    • pcurve

      much better for sure… but I think it could use a few more inches of trunk… I don’t understand why it must have 911 roof line.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        If they don’t people will call it “Ugly” and “Not a true Porsche”.

    • TheHake

      The 1st one might not be classically beautiful, but DAMN it has presence on the road!

  • Six_Tymes

    I see they changed the headlights

  • eb110americana

    Looks much better. The headlights are also stickers (though the stickers do not extend beyond as on the taillights), as the 4 DRL LEDs belie the fact that the Panamera will no longer have dual round optics at each side. Other telltale signs that this is the flagship Turbo (S) model are the giant intercoolers and intakes at the corners of the front bumper and the split spoiler. Like the original, lesser models will have a spoiler that actively deploys from the base of the rear window at speed. Top end performance variants will have a spoiler that not only rises up from the hatch, but also splits at the center to grow across the width of the rear end, doing a convincing impression of a 911 whale-tail.


    • Polyester Poontang

      If you lost some weight and had a dermatologist remove that giant wart off the end of your nose you would look a lot better.(-_(-_(-_-)_-)_-)

  • Six Thousand Times

    The current one grew on me. I agree, this is better.

  • AlsoKnownAsRukh

    The biggest problem with the 1st generation, I thought, was the upward sweeping rear window line. If they had flipped that upside down, so the window line swept down like a 911, it would’ve been a more attractive design. I see they’ve addressed this problem with this version.

  • fabri99

    So…it’s still fat and ugly.

  • Javokhir_Sam

    Extensive inspection of the shots reveal that the upcoming Panamera is going to look epic.

  • Kash

    Meh. I’ve always liked the Panamera but if they’re gonna do a shooting brake version of this generation then I would’ve rather seen a more sedan style Panamera, more like the CLS/6 Series GC than a liftback like the A7/4 series GC.

  • Stan B.

    local porsche dealer says full undisguised pictures to be released July 1st. Delivery at end of 4th quarter or beginning of 1st 2017.