Over the next twelve days, Urban Gear Works will be posting a wish list for the auto industry. Here's Day Seven:
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
We've covered the Panamera Sport Turismo before. Since last time, Porsche's wagon concept has garnered a lot of love. (And, there has been surprisingly little hate, given how much bile was directed at the design of the Panamera sedan.) It seems that Stuttgart is at least considering a production future for the Sport Turismo, because lately a few journalists have had the privilege of a test drive - something that rarely happens with one-off concepts.
First and foremost, Urban Gear Works just wants to see this car built. If we're going to ask for more, we'd love to see the Sport Turismo inherit the entire range of the Panamera's trim levels and options, all the way from the Euro-market diesel (Diesel, Porsche, wagon - it couldn't be more German if it was built according to the Rheinheitsgebot) to the monster Turbo-S. In addition, the Panamera sedan already provides cavernous hauling space with the back seats folded down, so why not give the Sport Turismo the added utility of rear-facing jump seats? Currently, there is no car in Porsche's lineup that seats more than five passengers, and the Panamera sedan only seats four. It seems rational that the potential buyer of a wagon might occasionally need more than four seats. The Sport Turismo's (theoretical) closest competition, the Mercedes E63 AMG, offers a third row, so there must be some business case, right?
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