At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Porsche introduced a new concept dubbed Panamera Sport Turismo. The new concept gives a look into Porsche’s plans to expand the successful Panamera model. The concept can be described as a Shooting Brake model, an idea we have heard from BMW as well.
Mercedes Benz CLS Shooting Break and the Jaguar XF Shooting Break are already offering these products in the niche segment.
Porsche says that the idea to build a Shooting Brake model comes from customer demand and in concept form, the Sport Turismo used a plug-in hybrid platform. The hybrid system is a development of the one used in the current Panamera S and Cayenne S hybrid models.
The Sport Turismo Concept’s new “e-hybrid” system uses the 333-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and a 95-hp electric motor for 416 combined horses and a 30-kilometer electric range.
Porsche says the combined powertrain is good for a 0-62 mph time in under six seconds. The concept can run over 80 mph on electric power.
Visually, the Sport Turismo can be either hated or loved. It continues down the same path as the previous Panamera, but with design cues from the new 911 and wagon-like features. It sports a new lift gate and a sharper roofline that draw straight lines into the rear hatch. At the front, LED lightning is available with squared off four-pack of lights rather than round projectors.
If it goes into production, the concept will certainly go through extensive design changes.
For now, let’s have a look at the photo gallery.