2017 Porsche Panamera Has Its First Crash in Russia, Drives into a Tree

2017 Porsche Panamera crash in Russia 1 photo
Photo: Instagram screenshot
We've already shown you plenty of occasions on which the 2017 Porsche Panamera was spotted on public roads, but the one we have here truly deserves the "out in the wild" title.
That's because we're dealing with a second-generation Panamera that has experienced the harsh Russian winter in one of the worst ways possible.

Now, before anybody delivers a "German tank in Russian winter" joke (this has happened on Facebook), there's one key aspect we need to mention - judging by what we can see in this mediocre-quality image, the Panny was being driven on summer tires.

It's sad that, in 2016, such equipment failures still take place and, frankly, such an issue was nothing else than an accident waiting to happen. Speaking of which, we don't have any details of the crash, which simply showed up on Instagram one day ago.

Fortunately, the impact doesn't seem to have been that serious, so we're probably not dealing with uber-serious damage here. However, we'd need to see the belly of the beast in order to deliver a conclusion.

This is also an opportunity to remind you that the second generation Porsche Panamera line-up is now almost complete, with Zuffenhausen having recently introduced fresh models.

With Russia missing the oil-burning Panamera, as is the case with the North American market, Porsche fans can choose between no less than nine versions of the four-door Zuffenhausen machine. From rear-wheel-drive to AWD, twin-turbo six-cylinder units to just-as-twin-turbo V8s and involving both standard and long-wheelbase versions, the new Panamera range now has something for every taste out there.

And since the German automaker always enjoys keeping us on our toes, we still have at least two Panamera models to look forward to. We're referring to the GTS and the all-mighty Turbo S. But that's another story for another time, Nurburgring record expectations included.


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