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2018 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake – styling
The new shooting brake looks almost identical to the standard Panamera – from the front at least. The coupe’s broad grille, gaping air intakes and large rounded headlights have all been carried over completely unchanged.
The rear, however, boasts a more upright design that looks more like a sporty estate than a stretched executive coupe. Thanks its flatter roofline and more vertical rear windscreen, this new car looks remarkably similar to Porsche’s Sport Turismo Concept, shown above.
2018 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake – interior
No images have appeared of the new car’s cabin but we don’t expect it to differ greatly from the Coupe’s slick design, shown above. A wide infotainment display will feature in the dashboard while a minimalist centre console and swathes of high-quality materials should adorn the shooting brake’s interior.
Rear seat passengers will be treated to greatly improved headroom in the new car and the shooting brake will doubtless offer a more capacious boot than its coupe cousin, too – it could even come in a long-wheelbase form for even more room.
2018 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake – engines and driving
The new shooting brake is expected to be offered in 4S diesel, S and Turbo guises. Of the two petrol options, S models will be powered by a 2.9-litre V6 producing 440hp while Turbo versions are expected to feature a 550hp 4.0-litre V8 – more than enough to truly terrify your passengers. An aluminium chassis and a system to steer the rear wheels should mean the shooting brake handles just as well as the coupe, too.
2018 Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake price and release date
Porsche hasn’t announced any official prices for the Panamera shooting brake but we expect it to cost significantly more across the range than an equivalent coupe. Entry-level models could cost from £70,000 while range-topping versions could set you back more than £140,000.