Several months ago the RainyDayGarage guys got a mailing from Porsche tell them about "the next Porsche." It is a four-seater coupe called the Panamera. This front-engine, rear-wheel drive addition to the Porsche family will make its debut in 2010. We expect Porsche to step up the marketing campaign on this vehicle in the latter half of the year.
For readers who want to better understand heritage of the Panamera, they would be well served to add the book by Giancarlo Reggiani to their Porsche library. Porsche:The Legend covers the history of these fabled cars from 1948 to the present.
This giant volume is packed full of photos and info on all of the Porsches of the past sixty years. Many of the rare and one-offs are covered, some in double page spreads. Important details unique to a given model are called out separately.
We are not huge fans of the Cayenne and are not entirely sold on the the idea of a four-door Porsche sedan, but are willing to keep an open mind, especially if they eventually offer a convertible version of the Panamera. Is this something for you? Let us know. [Permalink]- The Next Porsche