Named the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept, the prototype foretells the future of the Panamera series previewing the next generation model’s design language, the addition of a second body style and judging by the ghost picture and the ‘e-Hybrid’ badge on the front door, a plug-in hybrid variant.
The lines and styling elements of the Panamera Sport Turismo including certain elements such as the shape of the headlamps and tail lamps, clearly inherit the design DNA of Porsche’s latest models like the Boxster, 918 Spyder and the 991.
At the heart of the makeover is the styling kit that starts with a new front apron and spoiler with three large cooling air intakes, deep side skirts, and a new rear bumper section with upright reflector lights at each corner, and a diffuser that plays host to Gemballa’s new triple exhaust pipes on both ends.
The Gemballa GT aerodynamic-kit is on sale now with prices in Germany set at €19,860 (US$26,100) which includes paintwork and installation.
Next up is the new 20- or optionally, 21-inch forged alloy wheels that will set you back at least €9,895 (US$13,000), depending on the size and the type of tires, plus a high performance brake system by Brembo and an uprated sports suspension.
In the Porsche, the eight-cylinder unit is rated at 377hp (382PS) and a monstrous peak torque of 850Nm (627 lb-ft), or 2hp and 110Nm (81 lb-ft) more than the rivaling 3.0-liter tri-turbocharged inline six from the BMW X5 and X6 M50d models.
The Cayenne S Diesel comes with the company’s Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system and can complete the zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint in just 5.7 seconds and top out at 252km/h (157mph).
Billed as the world’s only V8 diesel SUV to offer start/stop tech, the Cayenne S Diesel also returns a combined fuel consumption of 8.2lt/100km (equal to 34mpg UK and 28.3mpg US) on the NEDC and emissions of 218 g/km CO2.
The Cayenne S Diesel is scheduled to launch in Europe in January next year with prices starting at €77,684 in Germany, £58,243 in the UK, and €101,150 in Ireland.