It would be the 928’s spiritual successor.
It is unlikely that it will come with this generation Panamera.
Rumours of this car date back almost 18 months.
Porsche has always built sports cars and only once were they tempted to build a real 4-seater 2-door version. The Porsche 928 was this car and it was sold between 1997 and 1995. A two-door version of the Panamera would revive the true 4-seater coupe at Porsche.
Rumours of Porsche considering a Panamera coupe date back to the spring of 2019 which is why motoring.com.au asked about it during a virtual roundtable on the new Panamera. Porsche’s Panamera product line chief Thomas Friemuth responded with the following:
“We have not finally decided yet. So we are just discussing this topic for several years as you can imagine since other competitors also have two-door cars. We’re not finally yet ready to decide whether to do this or not. We have quite a nice two-door car in our program called the 911.”
Sure, the 911 offers seating for four however no normal-sized adult could ever spend more than a moment in the rear.
He added: “[But] We are always looking at new opportunities to get new markets and more customers. I can talk about it when we have the decision for it – not yet. I have a lot of ideas.”
As a coupe and convertible, the 2-door Panamera would take on other grand touring cars such as the BMW 8 Series, Aston Martin Vantage, the upcoming new Mercedes-Benz SL, and a few others. Should Porsche go follow through, we’re likely not see it before the 2025 model year.