Don’t you hate being poor? I mean look at the interior of the 2010 Porsche Panamera and tell me you’re not drooling all over that amazing large center console that flows all the way from the dashboard to the rear seats. With an amazing leather interior in a two-tone color scheme, a steering wheel with thumb switches, or a large navigation system, we can definitely say that the 2010 Porsche Panamera looks better on the inside than it looks on the outside. The luxurious car goes on sale in Germany on September 12, and the prices for the 4.8 liter S model start at €102,251 including VAT (around $130k USD). [via AutoBlog]
It was a little while back when Porsche made an offer of $3.6 billion to Swedish truck company Scania and while a few months back the deal looked unlikely to happen, plummeting global economy and dipping stocks are now fueling the speculation that the deal might go through. This will be a bit of a revolution as it could see Porsche enter the truck business very soon. Actively producing trucks would still be highly unlikely as the company is only making a mandatory offer for Scania as it has increased stake in Volkswagen – which owns 69-percent of Scania. For now, it seems the deal will go through, but seeing a truck with a Porsche logo on it is far far away. We’d love it though. [via FT]
We can’t be sure if the new 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 will be showcased in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, but seeing it on the streets is just as good. Expected to see the light in Geneva at the International Auto Show in March, the newest addition to the 911 family features new bumper with a lower spoiler, larger air intakes with mesh inserts, and modified bi-xenon headlights. With a 3.8-liter beast under the hood that outputs 435 horsepower and 317 ft-lbs of torque, Porsce 911 GT3 goes from naught to 60mph in just 4.0 seconds and tops at 194 mph. As for the price (base price that is), in US it goes up from $112,200 (no taxes included) while in Europe (Germany) it goes for some €116,000 (tax included). Dang it looks powerful in that hot red. Check out the video and the gallery with the new Porsche 911 GT3.
The old GT2 is getting an upgrade and the Germans just made their new Porsche GT3 RSR, official. And the biggest change is … (be prepared) … a substantially louvered hood. Of course there are some aero tweaks, brakes and wiring harness that make it a bit lighter and a multifunction display. Add a 4.0 liter (up from 3.8) engine that outputs 450 hp at 7,800 rpm and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) at 7,250 rpm, and you have a … pretty disappointing new Porsche. Why would they release a car that won’t bring many changes from the older version? Expected to sell for a €380,000 (plus the appropriate VAT) we can’t vouch it’s going to be a top seller. Looks good though. [via Autoblog]
Everything about the new Porsche Panamera is official.
The Germans are going to introduce the exquisite Panamera in China at the Auto Shangai 2009 (this April) and plans on releasing it to the streets by the end of summer. They managed to build a car t doesn’t sacrifice space in order to keep the solid performances. Powered by V6 and V8 engines (direct fuel injection) that range from 300 to 500 hp, using six speed manual transmissions or a seven-speed double-clutch (optional), Porsche Panamera will also feature a Sports Chrono Package that will make it much more aggressive.
We’d definitely want to take it for a spin …
The title IS right. Based on the drag-race 911, that’s the 1300 hp DraXster that those wicked tuners from 9FF managed to turn into a monster. Lightened to 1168kg and powered by a 4.0 twin-turbo engine, it’s supposed to reach 161mph (260km/h) in just 9.5 seconds, which makes it faster than the Bugatti Veyron. There aren’t many design changes, but simply looking at how mean that white thing is, I’m sure the price is out of our range even for the wealthiest of us. Would you love to spin it at least once on the track? [via MotorAuthority]
On top of the most wanted cars these year, Porsche Panamera is now official. First to get the scoop about the four door coupe, were the Dutch from AutoTelegraaf during the weekend, but today we have it all on paper from Porsche itself.
With an amazing exterior and an interior that will most likely get you drooling, Porsche Panamera is ready to take on Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Audi A7, the BMW CS concept or the Aston Martin Rapide. The biggest surprise however is under the hood where it should pack a range of V6 and V8 engines, that sport from 300 to 500 hp (some are turbos) and a special Turbo S version that is expected to get well over 600 bhp. Porsche also announced that they’ll be releasing a hybrid version, but nothing about diesel.
Sales for the Porsche Panamera start in 2009 in US, Europe and Asia, and they plan on selling 50,000 units each year, starting with 20,000 next year. – via
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BMW is not going to chase the Porsche Panamera afterall. The whole project that involved renewing the 8-series with the BMW CS Concept, got canceled and looks like the Germans took the decision because of the whole European and American financial downturn that involves cost cutting and people being laid off. Instead of investing in the CS Concept, BMW is going to work their butts on future technology that involves EfficientDynamics and project i programs at the moment. If they were to ask me, the model would have been a real success, but these guys are running a business here and they need to think short, medium and even long term.
bmwtoday.de via bmwblog