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    Porsche Panamera sighting!!

    Saw this at autoblog.
    Just got to this link : http://www.autoblog.com/2006/09/14/p...e-in-the-open/

    Congrats Porsche, on making the UGLIEST car yet. I'm no longer a Porsche fan.
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    this is not pretty but its ugliness is greatly surpassed by Porsche current front runner, the Cayenne.
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    I saw some comp-gens of the Panamera in some magazine.......looked much better than this - they couldnt possibly put that back window design into production with that level of ugliness - and dont get me started on that wing,
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    the back reminds me of a hyundai elantra gt
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    this is not pretty but its ugliness is greatly surpassed by Porsche current front runner, the Cayenne.
    Hell, no.
    Cayenne looks ugly only from less than 14.6 ft. This thing looks uglier than decomposing bodies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by m5child
    the back reminds me of a hyundai elantra gt
    So they're getting their inspiration from hyuandai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunk
    Hell, no.
    Cayenne looks ugly only from less than 14.6 ft. This thing looks uglier than decomposing bodies!
    decomposing bodies are ugly?
    i'm gonna have to rethink my interior decoration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey
    decomposing bodies are ugly?
    i'm gonna have to rethink my interior decoration.
    OMG!!
    How much do you spend on room-freshners?
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    room fresheners?

    honestly i don't care what porsche makes as long it means they can afford to keep bringing us GT3's and GT2's etc
    Last edited by clutch-monkey; 09-14-2006 at 02:11 AM.
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    You guys know that's only a test mule and not likely to be based on the final design, right? There's no camo, no tape, nothing. There's no way the final design would be driving around out in the open with nothing covering it. Looks like they've just forced bits and pieces together around the driveline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento
    You guys know that's only a test mule and not likely to be based on the final design, right? There's no camo, no tape, nothing. There's no way the final design would be driving around out in the open with nothing covering it. Looks like they've just forced bits and pieces together around the driveline.
    It's amazing it took ten posts before someone had a correct observation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento
    You guys know that's only a test mule and not likely to be based on the final design, right? There's no camo, no tape, nothing. There's no way the final design would be driving around out in the open with nothing covering it. Looks like they've just forced bits and pieces together around the driveline.
    That's kinda impossible.
    A) Porsche was earlier spotted using 928s, 5-series, A6s and Cayennes to test the chassis and the drive line. The fact that they are not doing so any longer indicates that the final packaging and design study have been completed.

    B) Besides, there have several occasions when automakers have driven their designs in the open. btw, porsche are doing that with their new Cayenne.

    C) Look at the level of detailing on the sides. Notice those panels, they are nearly production-ready.
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    So you can tell all of that from a small, fuzzy photo?
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    There's a bigger picture: http://news.caradisiac.com/IMG/jpg/Porsche_Panamera.jpg

    Also, to really get the chassis right they'll want to run it in a test version close to the final production version. And the doors looked crimped in around the edges. And they'll show the Cayenne early because it's just a facelift of a current model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndclasscitizen
    So you can tell all of that from a small, fuzzy photo?
    Anybody will say anything to disprove of something he doesn't like, so of course he thinks he can tell all from the test mule.

    You guys should've seen the M15 test mule if this is ugly.
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