The discovery of a series of patent applications featuring Panamera convertible illustrations has seen thw blogosphere conclude that a Panamera Cabrio is on the cards. According to Autocar production of a topless Panamera had been shelved by Porsche officials. But their discovery of these recent patent drawings now indicate otherwise.
One thing is certain, you don’t see many open-top four door saloons these days. So, one can only imagine how much chassis stiffening is going on underneath all those doors where the lack of pillars and roof would be expected to offer a jelly-like ride. The addition of small quarter windows at the A-pillar might help ease that problem for the Panamera in a small way, but there’s still a lot of body left to support. Then there’s the added weight to consider, as well. Helping that cause is the probability that a roofless Panamera would have a fabric roof. So, Have production techniques and metallurgy improved enough to allow Porsche to offer something truly different?
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