Porsche has come up with designs for its Cabriolet version of the Panamera. Usually, a cabriolet design would bring happy smiles for people who have money flowing out from their pockets because they can buy the same expensive car, without the roof. Cabriolets are more like accessories rather than thoroughbred supercars. The Panamera Cabriolet won't even qualify as an accessory, its more like Ugly Betty dressed up as a man. Its just worse...
The Americans can do stylish 4 seater cabriolets like the 1960s Lincoln Continental, such cars become timeless classics, objects of desire and beauty. But this, the Germans have got it all wrong. As you will probably see in the other article by another blogger, SYF77, the new Cayenne looks even worse. And this Panamera doesn't disappoint the ugly department. Moreover, the engineers have to suffer by trying to find ways to stiffen the whole car since the roof has come off and to design that roof which extends from the boot to the windscreen and not to mention the amount of boot space that will be taken up by the roof when its topless. It all doesn't seem to go well with this 4 door convertible business.
To me, the Panamera Cabriolet is like having a Mercedes S Class without a roof. Its rather pointless, and totally irrelavent. It doesn't make sense to take off the roof of such a huge car for starters, and the whole point of taking the roof off is to make the car look better, which it doesn't. So thats that. Case closed.
The Panamera is a car I'd want to forget, and if I had Panamera Cabriolet money, I would rather buy a Ferrari 599.