The Evolving Panamera: Production-Ready Prototype
The next-gen Porsche Panamera for 2024 has been seen being tested in the States ahead of its grand unveiling on Friday, November 30. Not much Hindu art was visible which suggests that the sporty four-door sedan will keep its distinct identity while becoming more attractive.
Similar to the recently released Cayenne and soon-to-be-available Macan, the now iconic four-point LED headlight signature of Porsches will be transformed into four long strips. However, every model will have its own distinct headlight enclosure shape. The same trend can be seen at the back, with a complete lighting configuration appearing on the SUVs, albeit with a varied form for the Panamera. Additionally, the camouflage attempts to obscure the actual size and shape of the vent located behind each front wheel.
However, why individuals opted for a Panamera was never based on its styling, so let’s take a look at what else it provides.
The assertive bumper, retractable rear spoiler, four-exit exhaust system, and slotted brake discs observed in the above video suggest that this model is the Turbo E-Hybrid. Consequently, the production variant will be endowed with a special insignia and other Turbonite distinctive features specific to the Turbo range.
This Panamera Turbo will comprise four hybrid powertrain choices, among them V6 and V8 versions, as well as the revised dual-clutch PDK transmission. Porsche is transitioning more of its models to electrification since the new era of Panamera is set to be with us through the 2020s, which would not fit in with predicted global emission directives if the brand depended exclusively on gasoline engines.
Thanks to cabin images shared by Porsche in the past month, we already know what to anticipate inside. The entire interior plan has been altered and improved, resulting in more screen space. A curved 12.6-inch driver instrument display with no binnacle is featured, while an extra display intended for the front passenger joins the central infotainment screen. Fortunately, despite all the digitalization, Porsche has intelligently decided to preserve physical controls like volume and climate settings.
Keep an eye out for the full disclosure later on in the week.