Porsche Sport Turismo Concept styling, hybrid system coming to production models
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept (shown on the right in the gallery – click any thumbnail for bigger pictures) looked very much like the current production Panamera but in addition to the longer roofline and larger cargo space – the Sport Turismo Concept featured a new internal headlight structure, a new tail light design that bears a resemblance to the current 911 lineup and a revamped hybrid drivetrain that offers more power and more versatility than the current hybrid system at use in the likes of the Panamera Hybrid S. According to Motor Trend via an interview with Porsche CEO Matthias Müller, the styling features that set the Sport Turismo Concept apart for the production Panamera will soon will soon arrive across the entire brand lineup while the new plug-in hybrid system will soon be offered in future Panamera and Cayenne models.
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept headlights have four protruding lighting units enclosed behind the large lens and this is a design that the German automaker plans to implement across the entire brand lineup. The new Porsche Macan small sport utility vehicle will be the first production model to sport these new lights but the full brand will soon feature this design. Since the Macan is said to be the first new Porsche model with these lights, we would expect that the Panamera would be soon to follow since the company already has a lighting design that will fit right into the popular 4-door Porsche.
The long, slender taillights of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept are similar to the basic design of the lights on the rear of the 2012 Porsche 911 while the housing that runs the length of the back end provides a very sporty, sleek look. Müller told MT that the upcoming Macan will also have a tail light design similar to this and while no other plans for the tail lights of the Sport Turismo have been discussed – we would be shocked if these rear lights didn’t show up on the production Panamera in the not-so-distant future as well.