- Porsche spy shots
- 2012 Porsche Panamera Facelift
It seems like just yesterday that we were scratching our heads over the Porsche Panamera’s ungainly four-door proportions. Now, after the Porsche-branded sports sedan/four-door coupe has been on the market for two years, the design has grown on us and we no longer find ourselves holding back our gag reflexes. With the car now approaching middle age, it’s time for Porsche to start working on a refresh. And who was on the scene to capture the first shots of the facelifted four-door Porsche? None other than our trusty spy photographer, of course.
Cleverly-placed bodywork helps disguise this Porsche Panamera test mule as the current model. We might almost be fooled, except this car’s headlights look much rounder – possibly hinting at a new Porsche 911 (Porsche 991) influence. From the A-pillar back, things look pretty much business as usual, though our source suggests this is an early prototype.
This test mule appears to wear the larger 15.35-inch front brakes of the Turbo and Turbo S model, which might mean this is a Turbo model, but could also point to a brake upgrade across the entire Porsche Panamera lineup. The rear taillights and valance don’t look much different from the current model, but you can likely expect a few minor changes to appear when the car finally breaks cover, possibly sometime in the coming auto show season.
Facelifted 2012 Porsche Panamera Spy shots: