Porsche is proud to present the first official photos of the Porsche Panamera. In its design, profile and silhouette, the unique four-seater stands out clearly as a new member of the Porsche family.
Conceived and designed as a four-door grand touring sports car, the Porsche Panamera combines numerous talents in typical Porsche style: sporting driving dynamics, a generous and versatile interior, and the supreme driving comfort of a Gran Turismo. Joining the 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars and the four-wheel drive Cayenne, the Porsche Panamera is officially the fourth Porsche model series.
The designers of the Porsche Panamera have succeeded in positioning this unique car as a brand-new and truly different model while nevertheless retaining the looks of a typical Porsche. Through its proportions alone, the Porsche Panamera stands out clearly in its market segment: measuring 1931mm in width and 1418mm in height, the Porsche Panamera is both wider and lower than comparable four-door models. The unmistakable, sleek GT silhouette is created by an overall length of 4970mm and short, sporting overhangs front and rear.
In its styling and details, the Porsche Panamera follows the design philosophy refined over decades on the 911 and successfully implemented also on the Porsche Boxster, Cayman and Cayenne.
Through its design language alone, the Porsche Panamera will establish a new segment versus the competition. The symbiosis of sports car DNA derived from the looks of a coupe, the unique interpretation of the classical saloon body, and the benefits of a versatile interior give the new Porsche its truly unmistakable appearance.
As an example, the Porsche Panamera comes with highly individual, strongly contoured air intakes instead of a conventional radiator grille. Striking wheel arches and the long, sleek bonnet create that typical 911 'landscape' at the front of the car which Porsche customers have appreciated for no less than 45 years, with the distinctly contoured wings as flanks bordering the flat front panel. The V-shaped lines along the bonnet, and the rear window tapering out like an arrow towards the tail, convey the features characteristic of a sports car to the new, highly individual Panamera class. The striking, muscular shoulders over the rear wheels, the dynamic sweep of the coupe-like roof-line, and the visible tailpipes again signpost the DNA so typical of a thoroughbred Porsche.Published 24 November 2008