Silly Light Stickers Can’t Hide New 2017 Porsche Panamera

Set to be revealed in full at the Paris Motor Show, Porsche’s new Panamera was caught undisguised doing some last-minute testing in Southern Europe.

The photos shows us the new Panamera being driven around with no camo at all on its body panels and Porsche trying to hide little details like the lighting signature front and rear with some photo-realistic stickers.

Based on the new MSB platform, Porsche’s new four-door model is expected to be around 200lbs (90kg) lighter than the current model thanks to the clever use of high strength steel, aluminium and composite materials.

Gernot Dollner, Porsche’s head of the Panamera range has already said that the new Panamera Turbo will lap the Nurburgring faster than the old Carrera GT which should give us a good idea of just how capable the new model will be.

Porsche has clearly chosen the evolutionary path for the design of Panamera’s second generation, giving their new model a much sleeker profile. The rear end looks so much more better now and is expected to feature a set of slim, 3D-like rear lights and a now-traditional electrically operated rear wing.

As for the engine range, Porsche is known to have been developing a new range of turbocharged V6 and V8 engines, although we are going to see a plug-in version as well.

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  • matrem

    Looks like the neat taillight setup from the Sport Turismo concept were carried over to production.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      That’s being made too. It’s your lucky day.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This is a four dour neunelfer!!! I want it.

  • Porsche Options Never End

    Those headlamp stickers are a $500 option.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Slick. Really liking this.

  • RM

    Well, at least my first reaction wasn’t to puke… so, I guess they’ve made it at least a bit better looking. The bar wasn’t particularly high to do that, so, Porsche, well done you for that.

  • Kash

    That rear wing is pretty big.

  • stelvio

    The side vents on the front fenders looks like an afterthought

  • CFK

    Same car, different headlights. Asshatcar indeed.

  • Nadeem

    I actually saw them testing last week in southern spain. The interior is looking slik with lots of touch screens replacing the plethora of buttons.

  • haudit

    The quarterlight on the rear door looks messy and unfinished. I’m hoping it’s just a piece of camouflage trim they used to hide the fact that the car now sports a quarterlight in the rear pillar, and forgot to remove when they took the rest of the camouflage off.

    • LOOKS LIKE THE WINDOW WON’T GO FULLY DOWN WITHOUT, SO NOW IT’S GOT TWO.

      • haudit

        It actually looks like there’s more than enough space in the door for the window to wind down, so the quarterlight is unnecessary. The Cayenne and the Macan don’t need one, so there’s no real need for one here either.

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