2017 Porsche Panamera Spied Lapping the Nurburgring Without Disguise

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2017 Porsche Panamera is undergoing testing at the Nurburgring.

Spy photographers have caught the next-generation sports sedan nearly camouflauge-free as it makes its rounds at the world famous track. Riding on the all-new MSB chassis, the 2017 Porsche Panamera will weigh around 200 pounds lighter than the current model thanks to a mix of high-strength steel, aluminum and composite material. The MSB platform will also be used to underpin the next-generation Bentley Continental range.

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This isn’t the first time we have seen the new Panamera sporting very little camouflage, further hinting that the German automaker will introduce the sedan in the coming months. In terms of styling, the 2017 Porsche Panamera pulls elements from the Porsche Sport Turismo concept, although the overall shape and profile doesn’t change all too much compared to its predecessor. It is, however, sleeker than the current model.

Expect powertrain options to vary from six- and eight-cylinder mills in addition to a plug-in hybrid variant when the Panamera officially makes its debut.

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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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