Cars Coming Soon: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

September 27th, 2012

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept, front-quarter

Now THAT’S how to do a Panamera.

The original, and current, Panamera is a fantastic car. It’s fast, comfortable, thrilling and seductive all at once. But there’s one major problem: It might be the most bloated and oddly proportioned car on the road today.

Look at the Panamera from head-on and there’s no problem. It looks¬†decidedly Porsche. But take a glance from the side or the rear, and that’s where the great controversy begins. The Panamera’s got BACK!

Take a look at some¬†newly leaked photos, though, and you’ll see that the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept has some downright sexy lines in the rear, while integrating some Cayenne shape overall, along with some 911 in the taillights and a little bit of Boxster in the front. Good stuff.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept, rear

In concept form, the vehicle wears an “e-hybrid” badge, which is Porsche-speak for a plug-in hybrid. Power comes from a 333-hp V6 engine and a 95-hp electric drivetrain, which will be good enough to propel the car from 0-62 mph in under 6 seconds. In all-electric mode the car can travel an estimated 18.6 miles (30 kilometers).

More details and information will come in the next few days from the floor of the Paris Motor Show, but this is one Porsche that seems worth getting very excited about. And since Porsche rarely debuts a concept without production intent, we should be prepared to see these on the showroom floor soon.

Paris has plenty of other surprises in store, too, so stay tuned!

Does the Sport Turismo Concept change what you think of the Porsche Panamera?

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  1. Randy
    September 27th, 2012 at 08:04 | #1

    Sure looks nicer than the current model, although the rear end treatment looks like several other cars on the market. I’m sure baffled why someone would buy an already very expensive vehicle with an extra $20K in hybrid equipment to save a little gas? C’mon folks, if you want to save gas, get a Prius. Going to such extremes to make a Porsche gas hog run with the efficiency of a crossover SUV is a bit absurd.

  1. September 28th, 2012 at 05:00 | #1