Porsche Already Working On A Facelifted Panamera Sport Turismo

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo was unveiled just a couple of years ago and already, the German car manufacturer has started developing a facelift for the sports estate.

Our spy photographers recently snapped this Panamera Sport Turismo while parked in Austria. The clear giveaway that this is a prototype rather than a customer-owned car is the cladding featured on the tailgate.

This little add-on helps to hide parts of the taillights and if our sources are correct, is sitting on top of a newly-designed lightbar stretching between the lights. It won’t be a significant alteration but should closely mimic the light array of the current Porsche Cayenne.

The car in question didn’t feature any camouflage across the front end but when the facelifted Panamera Sport Turismo does launch, we anticipate it receiving new headlight graphics and a tweaked bumper.

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As for the cabin, it will remain largely unchanged but the presence of a cover over the steering wheel indicates to us that Porsche might be looking to update the wheel in some way.

The ‘standard’ Porsche Panamera sedan, which entered production in 2016 (as a 2017MY) will receive the same visual updates as the Sport Turismo and it is possible that the duo will debut alongside each other at some stage next year, perhaps as early as the Geneva Motor Show in early March or in Paris later in the fall

Customers will be offered the same array of variants as the current car, meaning models such as the Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4S Diesel, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, and Panamera Turbo will all be available. Sitting at the top of the refreshed Panamera Sport Turismo range will be the Turbo S E-Hybrid. This vehicle is currently powered by one of Porsche’s most powerful engines which combined a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with an electric motor to deliver a combined 671 hp and 626 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.

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Photo Credits: Sebastian Ewe for CarPix/Carscoops

  • If they change the back like the Macan, it won’t look better for sure. They should just change the side vents, they are straight verticals lines when the car design is curbes.

    • Mike anonymous

      Personally I wish they would redo the vehicle itself entirely and produce their 2012 Panamera Sport Turismo Concept (shown below).

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      The current generation borrows some design from this, but their are noticeable differences in design between the two vehicles (as the concept shown features more organic and natural (and in my opinion beautiful) curves, rather than creases and line).
      That difference in design is far more noticeable when you step inside. Featuring The Design Language (more along the lines of what can be found within the 918, opposed to their current gloss black plastic interior of today).

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/84f79e428db188c98f9915099df8c8d9f2c9295e0405a675433fce30f50a66ef.png

      While the current generation may come close, it is still not exactly this vehicle (and the details always make the difference). (maybe give the ‘wagon’ variant a light bar, and the ‘coupe’/sedan variant the split tail lamp to give more distinction between the models… or not… maybe). Personally, this is the Panamera I am still looking forward to seeing on the road, hopefully the current generation is updated more to resemble this.

      • Six_Tymes

        Spot On

  • Bo Hanan

    Has anyone ever seen one?

    • europeon

      Yeah, at a Porsche event, lol. Nobody wanted to drive it.

    • Six_Tymes

      I did yesterday! It was the first Iv seen, it was black and it looked good. it certainly caught my attention.

    • An Existing Person

      Many down here in South Florida.

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