We got our first glimpse at the Porsche Panamera at the end of last year, but it wasn’t officially unveiled until now. Porsche used the Shanghai Motor Show to stand behind its first sedan.

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Since Porsche doesn’t come out with new models very often, it wanted to do something special for the Panamera. Part of the unveil took place at what Porsche called the “world highest event platform”, 94th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center in China. The only problem getting the sedan 1400 feet in the air was it has to go vertical on a freight elevator.

Ground-bound Panameras will start churning out of Porsche’s Leipzig factory soon, as European sales will begin in September. The first cars hitting the streets will only be V8 version making 400 and 500 hp. Fuel efficient six-cylinder and hybrid model should follow in about a year.

Until we can actually get our hands on one, enjoy some driving footage and new pics:


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  (421) posted on 04.21.2009

FYI:The Panamera is being marketed as a sedan, however this is technically inaccurate. It is in fact a five-door hatchback, complete with a wide-opening rear liftgate and more trunk room than a typical sedan. Hatchbacks, especially in America, are considered down-market, so Porsche has chosen to use the term sedan to better compete with true sedans such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Maserati Quattroporte. That’s right-overrated marketing.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 04.21.2009

this car is highly overrated it will never get as much fame as the cayenne

BMWM6  (183) posted on 04.21.2009

Let’s just say that im not comfortable with watching this video. Topspeed, I can’t wait till you get to drive this car for us and tell us about it.

BMWM6  (182) posted on 04.21.2009

Really? They actually brought the car to the 94th floor? Whoa! World’s highest event platform, fit for a magnificent car like a Panamera.

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