Porsche planning two-door Panamera to fight BMW 8 Series?

A fresh report out of the United Kingdom suggests Porsche is developing two-door coupé and cabriolet versions of its Panamera to take the fight to the new BMW 8 Series.

According to Autocar, the Zuffenhausen-based firm plans to reveal the two new models in 2020, plugging a perceived gap between the 911 range and the current four-door Panamera (and Panamera Sport Turismo).

Whether the new models will bear the Panamera name, however, remains to be seen. That said, they are expected to borrowed powertrain options from the four-door range.

The British publication asked Porsche design chief Michael Mauer whether such vehicles were indeed possible.

“As a designer there are no limits to what I can conceive. I believe it is the design department’s role to sketch and consider every model it can for the future so that we are ready should anyone wish to pursue a project,” he said.

“But if you are asking me to confirm if such projects are on the way then you are going to be disappointed. It is not my role to consider such things,” Mauer added.

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