Spyshots: Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid

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Porsche is probably done testing he next Cayman, since we’ve seen very little of it recently, and the only thing left to test besides Cajun is the Panamera facelift. Which is why this huge saloon is a common occurrence in our spyshots section these days.
A team of dedicated spy photographers have once again captured some very dynamic shots of the car, with ice dangling at the back due to the cold conditions the car is testing under. The whole front and rear bumpers are still covered in camouflage. Besides these, we can tell you that Porsche is going to change up the headlight and running light clusters. Most like these will be cleaner and sportier, like on the Cayenne.
Interestingly enough, we spotted something completely different from all the other spyshots of the car in this latest set. On the left side of the car, just behind the C-pillar, there’s an obvious indentation that that isn’t there on any other car, not even the Panamera S Hybrid. Yes, we’re implying this is the rumored plug-in hybrid version of the car.

Porsche's CEO has indeed confirmed in the past that at least one prototype of the car exists and the company is considering the idea of of a plug-in cruiser.

To make things interesting, it’s rumored not to be powered by the 3.6-liter engine in the S Hybrid, but by the 4.8-liter twin-turbo 500 hp V8 monster in the Turbo. Before you shake your head in disbelief, this makes sense that because they could turn it into a hybrid flagship, something to make you proud to be a Panamera owner. Really, it’s no stranger than Bentley using the W12 for the PHEV or BMW the twin-turbo 3.0-liter for the ActiveHybrid 3.

Editor's note: or we could be wrong and that's just a way to get to the suspention faster.
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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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