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Porsche gives the Panamera a much needed butt-lift courtesy of the Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche's Panamera may get a lot of flak for being a bit "troubled" in the styling department (specifically, it's rear-end), but that hasn't stopped the vehicle from becoming German sports/luxury brand's best-selling model.
Since the Panamera is a sales and financial success, Porsche is looking to refine the design a bit more with the Panamera Sport Turismo. The Panamera Sport Turismo fixes the ass-end of the original by turning it into a full "shooting brake" or “wagon” for U.S. folks. The fresh styling makes the Panamera Sport Turismo look like a badass grocery getter that would take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.

Naturally, being a concept car, the Panamera Sport Turismo features an advanced powertrain with an eye on fuel efficiency. It uses a more powerful variant of the hybrid system already found in the current Panamera S Hybrid and the Cayenne S Hybrid. It features a supercharged V6 engine that generates 333hp that is paired with a 95hp electric motor -- total system output is listed at 416hp.

Even with 416hp on tap, don't expect the Panamera Sport Turismo to be chasing down 911s any time soon -- Porsche lists the 0-60 time of the vehicle as "sub 6 seconds". The vehicle can travel up to 18 miles on battery power alone and can hit 80 mph in pure electric mode.

Porsche says that the Panamera Sport Turismo is just a concept at this point, but all we can say is: "BUILD IT!"

Source: Autoblog

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Ugly from every single angle
By Beenthere on 9/26/2012 10:45:31 PM , Rating: 0
Wow, just horrible styling. Good luck with sales of these things. I imagine the profilers will be lined up to save the planet however.

RE: Ugly from every single angle
By Spuke on 9/27/2012 12:37:28 AM , Rating: 1
Save the planet types don't buy Porsche. Besides, Porsche doesn't sell very many hybrids. And for good reason IMO. And I like this but I'll have mine with a turbo thanks much.

RE: Ugly from every single angle
By theapparition on 9/27/2012 10:13:27 AM , Rating: 1
The new hybrid Panarama.

Now with extra ugly.

RE: Ugly from every single angle
By Beenthere on 9/27/2012 2:50:49 PM , Rating: 2
...and they'll charge extra for the extra ugly! Only a tree-hugger could like this thing, inspite of the 10 Pettawatts of energy used to produce it. <LOL>

RE: Ugly from every single angle
By RufusM on 9/27/2012 5:18:26 PM , Rating: 2
It's a souped up station wagon. To compete with the old Impala wagons it needs a third row, rear-facing, fold-down seat so the kids can freeze their butts off in the winter.

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