Monday, July 16, 2012

Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake?

Ferrari started the re-birth of the Shooting Brake with their incredible FF model. Then, if you caught my blog last week, Mercedes stunned the automotive world by rolling out their astonishingly beautiful CLS Shooting Brake. That got the attention of the folks in Stuttgart...and the rumor mills are awash in whispers of a Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake.

The Porsche Panamera is, perhaps, the second ugliest German sedan after the BMW 5 Series GT. It looks like a pregnant beluga whale and the owners apologetically explain it is an extraordinary sedan....once you get past it's looks. If Porsche could put out a Panamera Shooting Brake that looks anything like the rendering above, they would have a bona fide smash hit on their hands.

Such a change to the vehicle improves the utility by about 25% and improves the appearance by 5,000%. The rumor mills are suggesting we will see the concept car at the car shows this October and it will roll out as a 2015 model. Be still my heart.

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