Spy Shots – Porsche Panamera

September 7, 2008

Captured by Herschel Brown.

Well, what can one think of the Porsche Panamera?  The front is unmistakably Porshe.  So is the rear…. after our hearts and minds adjusted to the Cayenne.  And the minor camouflaging isn’t enough to confuse impressions of what the spoiler would look like….. unless they ended up without a spoiler.   But still, Porshe, you’ve just diluted your brand for me.  I can never see Lamborghini doing this!

Random thought – if there’s a spoiler, and some machinery to control it (assuming that its not fixed in place, which hopefully it isn’t), then how far does that cut into trunk space? 

Porshce Panamera spy shot

Porshce Panamera spy shot

Porshce Panamera spy shot


Auto Review – Porsche Panamera!!

August 28, 2008

I love spy shots, spy videos, spy anything for new upcoming cars.  The Porsche Panamera has been a badly kept secret for a while; this uber German car, coming out in 2009, has been photographed and video taped quite a bit.

After the jump, we have 2-minute video footage of the Porsche Panamera, that shows off all the car’s lines, as well as some really nice photos.  I have to say, I’m still reserving my opinion on the car – I can’t quite figure out what to make of its shape, and the fact that Porsche is now making…. gasp… sedans!  But if I had the chance.. yes, I would indeed want to drive it on the autobahn.

Hope its worth it, to have Aston Martin and Porsche diving into the 4-door sedan market.

Porsche Panamera spy video

Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera  Porsche Panamera

5th Gear Supercar experiment – head turners

August 28, 2008

The 5th Gear guys put up a pretty interesting social experiment.  They took three supercars and parked them on a busy street for 10 minutes, then counted how many people stopped and stared:

  • McLaren Mercedes SLR  Three Hundred Thousand Pounds!!
  • Porsche Carrera GT Three Hundred Thousand Pounds!!
  • Lamborghini LP640  Two Hundred Thousand Pounds!!

So who won?  The counts were:

  • McLaren Mercedes SLR  – 19
  • Porsche Carrera GT – 78
  • Lamborghini LP640 – 84 people counted, numerous more just standing around and not moving

So I guess I’m buying the LP640;  If I’m spending that much dough, I do want folks to envy me. 

5th Gear Supercar experiment