Creating The Porsche Sedan – 1988 Porsche 989 Panamera, 1991 Porsche 932, 1987 928 Studie and 1968 911 4-Door

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Did the Panamera just pop out of thin air?

Far from it.

Porsche has been flirting with a four-door sedan for ages — going back to the first Auto Union P52 designs by Ferdinand Porsche, in fact, that had a central driving position and twin seats beside him.

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In later studies, the rear-engine design would be the biggest difficulty in bringing a four-door sedan to market.

So when the 928 and its front-engine setup was present, the idea seemed like a natural fit.

In fact, the 1988 Panamera concept that came a year later was a strong hint at future 911 993 generation design ideas as well as laying the overall template for a 928 re-style that was expected, but never came, in the early 1990s.

 

1988 Porsche 989 Panamera Concept

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~1991 Porsche 932 Panamera Concept II

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1987 Porsche 928 Studie

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~1968 911 4-Door Custom

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