Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Breaks Cover: 2012 Paris Preview

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Rumors of a Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake model heading to the 2012 Paris Motor Show have been confirmed, as the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept has broke cover ahead of its unveiling.

The concept reveals the future of the Panamera lineup from the German automaker’s point of view, revealing not just a new body style, but that a hybrid variant is clearly being considered.

Styling of the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept is clearly influenced by all of Porsche’s newest generation of models, such as the 991 and 918 Spyder. The sleeker design also gives the Panamera a sportier look and will undoubtedly please even the harshest of Panamera critics. The e-hybrid badge hints at a plug-in hybrid variant while the center-locking wheels borrowed from the GT3 proves that its performance will still live up to the Porsche brand name.

The interior photo also shows a tech-oriented design, featuring what appears to be an all-digital center console – similar to what will be making an appearance on the new Audi R8 e-tron.

Stay tuned as AutoGuide gets more information on the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

GALLERY: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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