2017 Porsche Panamera Leaks Ahead of Official Debut

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Hours after Porsche released a trailer for the upcoming next generation 2017 Porsche Panamera, images of the luxury sedan were leaked on Instagram and social media before the official world premier debut in June 28th.

The next-gen 2017 Porsche Panamera looks sleeker and sharper, slightly reducing the ugly hunchback look everyone complained about. The images show Porsche’s commitment to learn from their mistakes and correct them rather than being pathetically monotonous like some other car manufacturers out there.

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The front-end fascia received an all new grille design, new fog-lights and headlights. On the rear end is where the Panamera needed reworking the most; Porsche obliged by giving us a new look that is reminiscent of the current 911 and thankfully far from the bulging hatchback look it had before. The design analogy stays true to current Porsche standards yet still manages to retain much of the out-going Panamera’s charm.

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Although the 2017 Porsche Panamera is a luxury sedan, the German car maker didn’t shy away from teasing the sedan at the Nürburgring with racing drivers suited up and ready to uncover the Panamera which is a clear indication of the performance DNA expected to be present in the flagship sedan.

The exhaust note at the end of the video indicates the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 will be available but the same can’t be said for the platform the Panamera rides on. The 2017 Porsche Panamera will sit on VW Group’s new MSB platform and should also feature an up-rated 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine.

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Source: Porsche

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