It just gets better and better with every new iteration.
Most of the Porsche news of late has surrounded the automaker's upcoming entry into the pinnacle of motorsport and its new 911 Sport Classic special edition. But the German brand renowned for its sports cars is also pretty adept at producing luxury vehicles such as the Porsche Panamera, and it's got an all-new model on the way. We first got a look at a pre-production prototype undergoing testing at the top of the year, but these spy shots were captured from a distance. Now our photographic sleuths have got a closer look and revealed that the cabin will be endowed with plenty of tech in the automaker's now-traditional ergonomic layout.
From these images, we can see that the dash has been influenced by the design of the all-electric Porsche Taycan. Although tough to tell for sure from this angle, it appears that this will mean the person riding shotgun will get their own screen to fiddle with too. The center console has also been extensively redesigned and now features HVAC vents in the area where an ashtray would have existed if smoking was still cool. This console has done away with a shifter, but the existence of exhaust pipes on the exterior confirms that this isn't some sort of confusing all-electric Panamera mash-up with the Taycan. As the center display shows, albeit in grainy quality, the new car will look very different from the Taycan.
The outside reveals nothing we didn't already know: the headlights are getting a new shape, the bumpers at each end are being redesigned, and the taillights will be new too. New fenders, apparently with vents, will also make an appearance, but we have to mention that the overall shape of the car remains a little awkward, even though we must admit that the Panamera is far more attractive than ever before. Not that it matters very much - this will probably be the last Panamera with combustion power, so that Panamera/Taycan mash-up is coming eventually. The new Panamera is expected to debut in 2023 as a 2024 model.