Porsche could be expanding their Panamera line-up to include coupe and cabriolet variants, joining the existing Gran Turismo and Sport Turismo body styles.
According to a report by Autocar, the new coupe and cabriolet variants, which could come as soon as 2020, have their sights set primarily on the BMW 8 Series, among others. The report by Autocar also mentioned that development work is underway and powertrains are expected to be carried over from the current Panamera line-up.
Speaking to Autocar, Porsche’s Chief Designer Michael Mauer said, “As a designer there are no limits to what I can conceive. I believe it is the design department’s role to sketch and consider every model it can for the future so that we are ready should anyone wish to pursue a project.”
However, when pressed about the new Panamera variants, he said, “But if you are asking me to confirm if such projects are on the way then you are going to be disappointed. It is not my role to consider such things.”
The upcoming Panamera variants are expected to feature a 2+2 seating configuration, which could enter 911 territory, rather than a four-seater.