Way before the second generation Panamera appeared, Porsche has anticipated how it would look like with the Panamera Sport Turismo. It was a shooting brake concept presented at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. When you compare the new car with the concept, you see it was entirely there, already. And Autoblog has already published pictures of the new body, which is currently being tested. The new car will probably be revealed next year, at the Geneva or Frankfurt Motor Show. That would be the safe bet. Nonetheless, its development would probably allow us to see it at the LA Auto Show or at the Paris Motor Show. This is what the car could be when it shows up, according to the designer Theophilus Chin.
We don’t think the Sport Turismo will be larger than the Panamera. With that in mind, it would be 5.05 m long, 1.94 m wide, 1.42 m high and would have a wheelbase of 2.95 m. The trunk should be slightly bigger, with more than 495 l, as well as the weight. The Turbo version would weigh just a little more than 1,818 kg.
The engines will be the same ones used by the new Panamera. In other words, 3 of them, so far. The current base version, the 4S, comes with a petrol 2.9 V6 that delivers 324 kW at 5,650 rpm and 550 Nm from 1,750 rpm up to 5,500 rpm. There is also a 4S Diesel, with a turbodiesel 4.0 V8 that produces 310 kW at 3,500 rpm and 850 Nm from 1,000 rpm up to 3,250 rpm. Its Turbo version will use a 4.0 petrol V8 that delivers 404 kW at 5,750 rpm and 770 Nm from 1,960 rpm up to 4,500 rpm.
We bet the Sport Turismo will outsell the regular Panamera. Even without the “Transformers” rear spoiler.