Porsche has teased its upcoming next-gen four-door sedan supercar, the Porsche Panamera, through a single image and a short video clip. While the image showcases the new Panamera’s real profile, the video is Porsche’s attempt to make the viewers knowledgeable about the company’s rich heritage.
The only teaser image released by the German supercar maker shows the new Panamera’s rear silhouette, which appears to be inspired by the company’s new 911 series. As a result, the new Panamera gets sleeker LED taillights that are joined by a thin LED light strip that runs across the width of the tailgate. The Porsche branding is located below this strip of light. What does appear a bit strange is the fact that the LED strip breaks in the centre, where the body panel too appears to have a panel gap, just above the ‘S’ letter in Porsche. It remains to be seen why Porsche has given this gap.
Engine options on offer with the 2018 Porsche Panamera will include a turbocharged V6 and a turbocharged V8 mill. A plug-in hybrid powertrain will also be made available, though at a later date.
Meanwhile, the video teaser released with the aforementioned image doesn’t really tell much about the new Panamera sedan. Instead, it is a brief insight into the brand’s history. This image showcases the company’s ‘madness’ of putting up an engine at the rear for the first time, and how the legendary automaker has evolved from the first-gen Porsche 911 to the latest Porsche 918 Spyder.
The all-new Porsche Panamera will be unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, which is scheduled to be organized in the month of October, 2016.