The luxury of Porsche Panamera convertible!
By Brandon Lee
Reports of a convertible variant of the Porsche Panamera have been floating around ever since the sedan was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2009. New reports suggest that the Panamera convertible will be available after 2015.
The better news is you don’t have to wait until 2015 or beyond because Thanks to Mega Engineering Vehicle in California that makes luxury convertibles.
Nearly a year after the Panamera’s debut in 2009, the grapevine indicated that the company would bring out a convertible variant. Amidst subsequent reports that quashed such an idea, fresh patent applications in the U.S. were found that added fuel to the rumors of a Porsche Panamera convertible.
Autocar said it had obtained pictures that revealed a system that runs from a permanent fixed central roof section. The vehicle depicted had a four-door body sans the traditional B-pillar. Accordingly, the convertible’s floorpan and bulkheads has been stiffened to “ensure sufficient structural rigidity and integrity.” Furthermore, the design of the car’s rear point to a roof with a fabric hood.
Also, the windscreen was shown to be modified with greater rake and gets additional supports within the small quarter windows low down on the A-pillar.
There are Reports that Mega Engineering Vehicle’s convertible will be equipped with the same V6 and V8 engines with power ranging from 300 bhp to 500 bhp. Porsche Panamera Convertible by Mega Engineering Vehicle!
Based on a new, advanced rear and all-wheel-drive platform called MSB, the Panamera will incorporate multiple weight-saving measures and an all-new range of V6 and V8 petrol engines, which should give a muscular power delivery.
A hybrid version was also been spotted testing last year, with the small ‘hybrid’ sticker in the right-hand front window the only visible difference between it and conventionally powered models.