Here are the first leaked images of the future restyled Porsche Panamera. Expected by the end of the year, this improved version of the large German sedan may even take advantage of it to exceed 800 hp in an extreme version.
The Panamera exists since 2009 in the Porsche catalog. Like the Cayenne and, more recently, the Macan, it is one of those models that have allowed the manufacturer of Zuffenhausen to go far beyond the strict framework of “manufacturer of sports cars”. Even if Porsche still produces the sports cars that have made its reputation for decades, it is these models with large sales volumes that allow it to display such good profitability today. Launched in 2017, the second generation Panamera is preparing to receive its mid-career restyling
A light restyling …
Chinese specialists at Autohome are broadcasting the very first images of this future restyled Panamera, which could land at the end of 2020 (or by the first half of 2021 at the latest). The two poor-quality shots show a black sedan whose aesthetic modifications remain quite limited compared to the current Panamera: as often, we will have to be satisfied with revised optics as well as shields with different layouts, in addition to new rims and rear LEDs with a unique signature . No revolution in this respect, even if we also expect internal developments in terms of on-board technology and digital content.
… and an ultra-powerful version
But the main novelty on the restyled Panamera may well be under the hood. The entry and mid-range variants should keep roughly the same technical characteristics, with twin-turbo petrol V6 and V8 combined (or not) with an electric motor depending on the version. But the Turbo S E-Hybrid could well be overseen by an even faster version: instead of the 680 hp of the current model, Porsche would prepare an extreme Panamera designed to become the most efficient sedan in the world . Its powertrain would climb, in fact, above 800 hp thanks to a twin-turbo V8 and an electrical part retouched.
The goal ? Barring the future hybrid variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé 4-Door , which should also happily exceed 800 hp by next year. In terms of performance, the Panamera would therefore probably pass in front of its sister Taycan electric, and could probably also compete with the future Tesla Model S “Plaid” which promises demonic performance.