2010 Porsche Panamera: Live At Last from Shanghai Show

April 19, 2009

We've told you about it oodles of times before--let us count the ways--but now, the 2010 Porsche Panamera has been revealed in more locally colorful photos prior to its real-life showing at this week's Shanghai auto show.

The press conference is set for 11:30 a.m., Shanghai time, but Porsche's leaked out the details to emerge later tonight. Namely, that the Panamera will offer a rear-drive, 400-horsepower Panamera S and an all-wheel-drive Panamera S. The Panamera Turbo sports a twin-turbo V-8 and all-wheel drive. Direct injection, stop-start technology and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox are other highlights of the drivetrain.

The lineup, Porsche promises, will deliver "comfort that has been absent among high-performance cars until now." We're sure the Bentley crew will have a retort or two--and maybe the Aston Martin Rapide will have a say, once it stops subscribing to our Twitter feed twice a day.

So, Shanghai. It's becoming a bigger international show for sure--but is Porsche trying to evade too many questions about the Panamera's unusual styling or is it just trying to appeal to the car buyers who can actually line up financing these days? We'll answer that later this week as we report from Shanghai and drive the Panamera later this year before it goes on sale in the fall.

The official press release follows here--you can also get all we've collected on it over at the official 2010 Porsche Panamera page, including photos, blog posts, comments and opinions from around the Web.

2010 Porsche Panamera

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