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http://www.motorauthority.com/porsche-building-a-928-successor-based-on-panamera.html

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Back in 2003, Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking gave a speech where he hinted at the possibility of a new 2+2 coupe. In the years that followed, no other mention of such a vehicle was heard until the confirmation of development plans for the recently revealed Panamera sedan. But is the new Panamera four-door coupe the same car Wiedeking was first hinting at all those years ago?

The Panamera would easily lend itself to a proper two-door coupe body, and Porsche would be smart to spread development costs for its new front-engined rear-drive platform by launching more models based on it. The new car could also serve as a successor to the V8-powered 928 – something fans of the classic GT have long been longing for since its demise in the mid 1990s.

The new car would likely be called the GT Coupe but unlike the Panamera it would be an all-out performance model rather than a comfortable tourer. This computer generated shows what a two-door version of the Panamera would look like, revealing a stylish grand tourer with classic Porsche proportions.

Engine options would likely mirror those of the Panamera, which means a range of V8 powertrains as well as a new V6 unit. Power outputs would range from 300hp (225kW) in the base GT Coupe and top out at 500hp (368kW) in the range-topping Turbo model.

The car is almost certainly in production and should be on the market late next year as a 2011 model.

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you would think taking a panamera and making it a coupe would enable the designers to make it more attractive, and yet somehow, its still horrible, at least in my eyes
looks like a cayenne



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agreed...

why do cars get uglier and uglier these days -.-



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http://www.egmcartech.com/2010/06/23/porsche-928-successor-sketch-shows-up-v8-coupe-on-the-way/

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Porsche 928 successor sketch shows up, V8 Coupe on the way?

Ever since the Panamera sedan made its market debut, there have been rumors that Porsche will do a coupe based on the same chassis
that would be a successor to the 928, the company’s first mass-produced V8 powered model. We finally have something “official” from Porsche and you’re looking at it (the picture above).


The sketch has popped up on the opening page of the Porsche Consulting website and appears to show a successor to the 928 V8 coupe with strong 911 design cues.

Insiders say that Porsche engineers have been pretty pissed off about the 911 being limited to a 6-clyinders and would really like to go head-to-head with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin with a front-engined V8 GT car.

Sources say that Porsche has been encouraged by the strong sales of the Panamera, which is currently beating its sales target of 20,000 units annually.



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Well they have tried to keep the current porsche look but also give head room for the back, no idea why because traditional performance 4 seater 2 doors can't fit an average adult in them anyway, wonder why porsche has attempted it? .... I don't mind the panamera as much in the flesh as it looks in person, maybe this will be the same?
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



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