We already know from previous teasers that the new 2017 Porsche Panamera is just around the corner and the official debut imminent. But unofficial stuff are always a lot more fun. So here we have the first leaked pictures of the new Panamera, showcasing the main design features of the car.
Looking at the 2017 Porsche Panamera from the front, one would be disappointed that not much has changed. It reinforces the stereotype that Porsche designers are the laziest buggers in the whole business. But if one looks closer and compares the photo to a current Panamera, one realizes there are new headlights here, and substantially revised bumpers.
Fortunately, that is not the case with the rear-end design. Here changes have been profound enough that you will notice at first glance this is a totally new car. The taillights are the biggest highlight of the new Panamera. They are inspired by those of the latest 911, while the rear apron on the whole seems to have something of the Mission-E concept about it. It’s a good look.
It is not accidental that 2017 Porsche Panamera looks leaner and meaner, it actually is. Porsche engineers always make up for the designers’ laziness by working overtime and basically over-engineering every new model. So the new Panamera gets new materials inside and out, new instrument and advanced capacitive buttons, and a range of upgraded powertrain.
As with the existing model, the engine lineup for the new Panamera will include a V6 and a hybrid powertrain for the regular versions, and a bi-turbo V8 for the Turbo variant. So no, they haven’t killed off the V8 altogether yet.
Via Motor1First Look: 2017 Porsche Panamera,