• 12Jul

    Porsche develops he platform for a hardened 2010 Porsche Panamera. Car manufacturers want to derive as much car models they can make from a platform so they can rake back the initial investment to produce the car. The figures translates to billions and such move is especially effective for low volume carmakers and for those with smaller budgets.

    The current line up of Panamera is topped by the Panamera Turbo, AWD Panamera, Panamera S, and the standard variant Panamera. All run on a V8 4.8 L which can be turbocharged or naturally aspirated.

    Porsche Panamera GTS

    By 2010, Porsche will release to the market the V6 entry level model and the hybrid Panamera which runs on petrol-electric systems. There is also a possibility for a Cabrio two-door model.

    The hybrid Panamera will team up with the current SUV prototype Cayenne in answering the market’s need for a more environment-friendly Porsche. The Panamera Cabrio is also in the works. The Cabrio will be released with a V8 and V6 variants.

    Porsche is also coordinating with a Volkswagen group to come up with a diesel version. Porsche execs have commented that there are bases that they can use to develop a diesel Panamera with a V8 or V6 engine. That car may use a V8 similar to the Audi A8 which outputs 322hp and the V6 of the Cayenne which generates 240hp.

    The Panamera GTS will use the Turbo platform of the Panamera sedan but will use steel springs instead of the air suspension.

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  • Scott Says:

    I work for a dealership and we should be getting our first Panamera any day now. I think it would be the perfect platform for Porsche to convert to hybrid if they wanted too. The other models just dont have the room for all the tech necessary. The only other option is the prototype Cayenne meantioned. However, I feel a Panamera hybrid would be a much better seller!

  • Juan Says:

    I agree, and since Porsche is under VW’s power, I think that a few TDI version of their overall line-up would do some good to Porsche’s economy.

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