Porsche Panamera Getting Long Wheelbase Version: Spied in China

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The fact that Porsche is launching a refresh for the Panamera this year is no secret to us. We've shown you probably over a dozen videos and sets of spyshots so far. The car will probably be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show, making full circle with the original Panamera, which made its debut there four years ago.
What we didn't know until know is that Porsche also prepared a long wheelbase version of the car. China has always had a fascination with long wheelbase cars, and many extended models are only available there.

Since today is what it is a day for pranks, we really took our time with these photos to ensure i's not a hoax. captured two distinct Porsche Panamera prototypes testing in China. They would have had nothing to revealed were it not for a couple of inchest added to the car.

This white prototype might be hiding its front and rear ends, but it's the middle part that holds the secrets. The difference in size is first visible on the outside of the car. The rear doors on the Panamera are normally shorter than the front ones, but this is not the case here. Even though no clear photo is available, we can still tell the extra length is added into the glass, while the distance between the front and rear door handles is very large.

A single photo of the interior tells much the same story. Everything looks about the same as in a normal Panamera, but there's added length added to the rear door card. All the panels look the same, but the distance between the speaker and the door handle is bigger than it should be.

All in all, we'd say the Panamera L has gained about 10 centimes of extra length between the wheels.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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