Porsche Panamera Cabrio Revealed by U.S. Patent Office Images

The spring has not arrived yet, but it seems like the future will bring a convertible rain.Yesterday, we reported that a series of leaked European Patent Office drawings revealed the upcoming Mercedes SLS AMG roadster. Today, it’s the U.S. Patent Office’s turn to surface the design cues of a luxury sports convertible. We are talking about the anticipated Porsche Panamera Cabrio, now revealed through a set of images and drawings published by autocar.

We have to start by saying that manufacturers have patented designs that never made it to production in the past, so the images don’t make the car’s production version a certainty.
The Panamera Cabrio comes with an exciting, rare, four door design. The application is used on very few cars, as this layout offers a low torsional rigidity and carmakers must use additional strengthening measures that increase the vehicle’s weight. But maybe Porsche has a few aces in its VW sleeves...

From what we can see in the images, the Panamera Cabrio will probably use a soft top, just like the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster. These will sacrifice less boot space than most metallic folding roof systems and will also keep the car’s overall weight down (when compared to the metallic folding roofs). We can also observe that the car’s A pillars have been reinforced with additional supports that create a set of quarter windows.

The Cabrio incarnation of the Panamera rides on a high vawe of rumors, as some company insiders have said that the model will be built, because Porsche wants to diversify the Panamera Range, while others stated that the project has been canceled. So, we’ll just have to wait and see...
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