In the automotive world barely a month goes by without Porsche reviving a V8 four-seater with V8 front engine Lux Coupe based on a shortened Panamera platform. Since the launch of the Panamera in 201
The latest round of rumors has been launched by Autocar
as it reports that Porsche is focusing on a 928 Redux engine. As with everything Porsche does, nobody in the company will confirm or deny rumors about future products. Therefore, we probably will not get any hard confirmation that this is happening. That does not stop everyone from asking.
Therefore asked Autocar Porsche design chief Michael Mauer, the designer of the original Panamera.
Mauer said, "As a designer, there are no limits to what I can imagine. I believe it is the design department's job to outline and consider each model for the future, so that we are ready if someone wants to pursue a project. But if you ask me if such projects are on the way, you will be disappointed. It is not my job to think about such things.
It is unlikely that such a car would even carry the name 928, as it would probably be a Panamera coupe. The grapevine sounds like plans for such a venture are underway, but it could depend on Bentley developing a car on the same shortened platform to pay for the development costs of such a car.
While we talk about rumors, I'd like to think that the same platform is attributed to Lamborghini. It has been way too long since Lambo had a nice four-seat vehicle with a front engine. In my opinion, the best Lamborghini product of all time is the Espada, and I would like to see a new one, however impractical it is.
For now, enjoy the rumors and consider what a new Panamera short boy 928 could look like. Autocar has an excellent rendering that looks like a 928 to the front door and the rear half of a 911 attached to it. Check it out.