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Porsche Panamera Cabriolet

By CheeJun on 16 Mar 2010

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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.

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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.

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Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.

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Rigval Mar 15 2010 10:03 PM
A Lincoln conti is larger than a S-class. So it is more pointless than a convertible S class. furthermore you used a 2door panemera cgi pic. suggest a rework on this point.
Rigval Mar 15 2010 10:06 PM
oh yeah.. the conti is even worse..4 suicide doors.

check out http://www.autoblog....rtible-turn-up/ for ACTUAL 4 door patent approval pics

Rigval Mar 15 2010 10:51 PM
rear suicide doors i mean
CheeJun Mar 16 2010 07:45 AM
ok... the whole point of me mentioning the Lincoln is to show a contrast between a car that was designed well and still remains a classic, while the Panamera is just not one of them. So im not saying its "more pointless than a convertible S class," rather I'm showing the difference between a car design that stands the test of time and one that its destined for suicide.

Rigval Mar 16 2010 08:20 AM
Actually there were Large Grosser 600 mercedes' without part of the roofs...Laudaulets. usually used by heads of state in the 60s and 70s..not to mention that in the 30s and 40s this sort of car was popular with dictators, presidents, sultans and maharajahs. I think porsche wants to bring back the good ol' days.
Ragingbull Mar 18 2010 12:55 PM
They can't go wrong with cutting that hump at the back off. As long as the hump is gone.
Himanshu Apr 29 2010 03:21 PM
Porsche drivers can be very selective and particular when it comes to their cars. Most Porsche drivers are used to the small and nifty models such as the Boxster and Cayman. Unfortunately there are a large number of Porsche fans who are deterred by this, needing more interior space for other members of their families. The Porsche Cayenne is a large 4x4 model, but one which some might find to be too bulky. There are Porsche lovers who still want the sleek compact design of the other Porsche models, but with more space.

This is where the concept for the new Porsche Panamera came into being. The creative facilities at Weissach, Leipzig and Zuffenhausen decided to design a four seat and four door model. Although the car is bigger and has four doors instead of the traditional two, it still carries the same dynamic look and performance of a traditional Porsche sports car.
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