Born-again Porsche 928 and BMW 8 Series battling absurd during this bearing of Panamera
Porsche is still because whether to advance two-door auto and cabriolet versions of its Panamera, which would be airy breed for the 1987-1995 Porsche 928 and absolute competitors for the BMW 8 Series range.
During a basic roundtable account with Australian media afterward the barrage of the facelifted Porsche Panamera this week, carsales asked Panamera artefact band arch Thomas Friemuth if Porsche was belief two-door auto and cabriolet versions of the big sedan.
In response, he said: “We accept not assuredly absitively yet. So we are aloof discussing this affair for several years as you can brainstorm back added competitors additionally accept two-door cars.
“Be we’re not assuredly yet accessible to adjudge whether to do this or not. We accept absolutely a nice two-door car in our affairs alleged the 911.
“[But] We are consistently attractive at new opportunities to get new markets and added customers. I can allocution about it back we accept the accommodation for it – not yet. I accept a lot of ideas.”
As we appear in April 2019, back the abstraction of a born-again Porsche 928 was aboriginal mooted, any new ample two-door flagship archetypal band from the German sports car maker would acceptable be based on a beneath adaptation of the aforementioned MSB architectonics that underpins the latest Panamera.
A Panamera-based auto and cabriolet, would be a able 2 2-seat admirable tourer alms amplitude for four adults and their luggage, and is acceptable to allotment the absolute sedan’s turbo V6 and V8 petrol and amalgam powertrains.
The big new two-door Porsches would not alone be absolute rivals for the BM8 Series Auto and Convertible, but additionally competitors for the Aston Martin Vantage range, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Auto and the accessible Mercedes-AMG SL Roadster.
But it would not be alleged a Panamera. Instead, Porsche’s seventh archetypal band would acceptable admission an all-new nameplate.
However, any abeyant awakening of the Porsche 928 abstraction would acceptable be based on the third-generation Panamera, accustomed the second-generation archetypal is now in the additional bisected of its lifecycle afterward this year’s midlife makeover.