In the past, we’ve reported some details of the next-generation Porsche Panamera, to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s new MSB platform architecture. Notably, it is anticipated that the next-generation Porsche Panamera could spawn a variety of different takes, including a two-door coupe, a convertible, and a shooting brake not unlike the Sport Turismo concept that the marque rolled out at the 2012 Paris Motor Show (pictured).
Now, citing an Auto Express interview with Porsche Head of Research and Development Wolfgang Hatz, Autoblog is reporting that indeed, some or all of these proposed variations might find their way into production.
As Hatz told the magazine, “We have prepared [the next-generation Porsche Panamera] for a lot of derivatives, personally I like very much the Sport Turismo.” We like very much it, too. He continued, “But there is a good chance for more derivatives.” This may conjure both a coupe and convertible as speculated, though Hatz seemed all but dismissive of the latter variant, as the brand already offers the Boxster and 911 Cabriolet.
At no point does Hatz announce that a shooting brake like the Sport Turismo has been officially green-lit for the next-generation Porsche Panamera, but from where we sit, it seems like a safe bet.
Ferrari FF, eat your heart out.