• 13Jul

    porsche-caymanHertz renting out fast cars to consumers is nothing new. You can get from them special edition Corvettes or Mustangs plus their whole line of your usual speed monsters. You can browse their list now and find that you can get a Porsche for affordable daily rates.

    The Prestige Collection of the popular car rental brand already boasts of rides from Lincoln, Infiniti, Volvo, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz. Recently, Hertz added Porsche Panamera to these choices. It is the first Porsche that ever made it to a car rental list in the United States. The company has not revealed the variant of Panamera that you can get bu the price makes everyone speculate that it is something that will sport a V-6.

    According to Hertz during a recent media conference, the company is confident that the Panamera will give consumers craving for performance vehicles another unique riding experience. The company has not confirmed other models yet aside from the Panamera but the list is in plural. Most likely the rest of the gang such as the 911, Boxster, or Cayman will join later.

    As part of the deal, Hertz will be a sponsor for the Porsche racing team that competes in the American Le Mans Series.

    If you are planning to get behind the wheel of a Porsche Panamera, you can make this come true for just $250. The price may vary depending on the demand and the market of course. The Panamera rental will be available in some areas of Nevada, Florida, and California this month.

  • 18Aug
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    Good news to all Porsche fans out there. According to recent reports, the luxury car brand is expecting to debut the long-wheelbase model of its famous sedan, the Panamera this 2012. Moreover, a heavily redesigned version of the four-door model will roll out in 2013.

    We have received word from the automobile magazine, Auto Bild, which is based in Germany, that the Panamera’s little brother, the Pajun, will debut sometime in 2015 or 2016. That’s definitely something that will keep Porsche patrons excited in the years to come.

    The automotive community has been buzzing about the Porsche Panamera LWB for a long time now. While nothing yet has been confirmed, speculations pile up when a source from Britain’s Car magazine, who was based in Stuttgart, Germany, confirmed that there really is a Porsche Panamera LWB in the works. However, the luxury brand is said to be planning to debut the longer version of the sedan early in 2012 which is expected to be a hit with Chinese consumers rivaling popular series like the Audi A8 and the BMW 7-Series.

    Still, according to recent reports from automobile publications, the 2012 Porsche Panamera will have more legroom in the rear seat. Another Panamera version is said to be in the works. This time it’s a coupe version that was said to be a great successor of the famed Porsche 928 model.

    So far, we are still waiting for the official specs of what will power the 2012 Porsche Panamera.

  • 05Jun
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    The blog of car designer Jon Sibal features a story about the new racecar Panamera S made by Porsche Racing and N. Tehcnology which they have been constructing since Februrary.

    The Porsche racecar makes use of a space frame made from aluminum to keep the weight down to about 1,320 kilograms which is 550 kg lighter than the stock version of the Panamera. The car will be fitted with a V8 4.8L powerplant that gives out 450 horsepower which is 50hp better than what the Panamera S can do but 50 hp lower than its Turbo variant.

    Porsche Panamera Racecar

    The powerful engine is paired up with a six speed gearbox. The aerodynamic setup includes installation of the rear wing, widened fenders for front and back, and front splitter. The suspensions makes use of double wishbone for the front with adjustable dampers and 4-rod multilink with adjustable dampers for the rear.

    The car is being designed by the engineers to meet the regulations for the Superstar Racing Series that is based in Italy. The racecar had its first taste of the track last May as it prepares for its first race this coming June 13 in Hockenheim, Germany.

    Fabriozo Giovanardi will be the designated driver for the N. Technology. Giovanardi has 8 titles under his belt for conquering different touring championships including the back to back win at the British Touring Car Championship in 2007 and in 2008; and also the European Touring Car Championship in 2002.

    Photo courtesy of jonsibal

  • 17Mar

    Patent drawings of a possible attempt of Porsche to introduce a 4-door convertible Panamera is all over the internet. The drawings show that the architecture has a permanent section of central roofing.

    Porsche insiders recently commented that the plan for the 4-door convertible has been cancelled but the paper trail for patent applications in the United States point in the other direction.

    The design reveals that the new car using a 4-door configuration will need some stiffening on the Panamera’s bulkhead and floorpan so that sufficient integrity and rigidity of the structure can be achieved.

    Porsche Panamera Convertible Drawings

    It will be quite a bold move to bring a four-door convertible to the showrooms. It will be a more daring step than rolling out the usual two-door top down, but it will be giving Porsche an advantage in having unique points to sell to consumers.

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  • 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.

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  • 26May

    Porsche Panamera amazes the autoworld with some of its innovative technologies prior to its unveiling at the Shanghai Motor Show April of 2009.

    According to the Stuttgart, Germany-based manufacturer, the Panamera is built for total performance and maximum efficiency. The designers boast of Panamera as the first car with an automatic double clutch transmission that is coupled with an engine that has a Start/Stop system.

    The start/stop system adds to the fuel efficiency of the Panamera as it turns off the engine when its power is not needed, like when waiting for a green light. Aside from this benefit, the technology also helps in lowering its emissions.

    The engine of the Porsche Panamera is also equipped with the very efficient Direct Fuel Injection technology. All Porsche Panamera due for release in the United States in October 2009 comes with a PDK gearbox which makes it more fuel efficient.

    The wheels of the Panamera are also designed to have lesser rolling resistance. The brakes are also engineered to have minimum residual brake forces.

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  • 01Sep

    This 4-door coupe Porsche is developing was caught about a year ago on its way to the Nürburgring for serious track testing.

    In the mean time we haven’t had much more news and seeing as this is somewhat of a fresh blog we obviously wanted to give it the attention it deserves even though these pics might not be hot off the press.

    As soon as we have more Porsche Panamera news we’ll surely keep you posted!

    Porsche Panamera
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