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.