Porsche’s ultra-luxurious sedan, the Panamera is being given a lease of life in the form of an all-new model. As seen in numerous spy shots in the past and currently on this page, the new Panamera is expected to officially arrive at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October, with the Turbo model likely to debut next year in Geneva.
Until then, Porsche continues to put the upcoming Panamera to the test, this time at the infamous Nurburgring race track in Germany.
Details relating to the new look are scarce at the moment though what’s certain is that Porsche will make use of the VW Group’s MSB platform (modular standard architecture) that will result in a significant weight loss over the existing Panamera. The more accommodating Panamera Shooting Brake will also use this platform.
The new Panamera will get significant upgrades in terms of mechanicals, with the possible introduction of a new 3-litre, twin-turbo, V6 engine replacing the naturally aspirated V8 unit powering the 4S model. When launched, this new model will continue to take on the Maserati Quattroporte and the Aston Martin Rapide.