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Old 10-04-2017, 11:23 AM
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:49 AM
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Underwhelming is my first thought. I'm sure it will be nice in person, but looks like it has lost the concept's futuristic personality.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:14 PM
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Looks like a panamera body. prob just testing the drive train. This car's production facility and panel tooling isn't even built yet.
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Really sad to see that the rear suicide doors got the boot Probably one of the cooler design elements in the concept.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by nwGTS View Post
Looks like a panamera body. prob just testing the drive train. This car's production facility and panel tooling isn't even built yet.
I agree, this looks a LOT like a disguised Panamera.

Can't wait to see how this new car turns out!
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hopefully it will not look like the Panny....
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:28 PM
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I agree, this looks a LOT like a disguised Panamera.

Can't wait to see how this new car turns out!
It doesn't seem to be a disguised Panamera or a muletto with a Panamera body. There are a lot of similarities (as one might expect for two 4-door Porsche sedans only slightly different in size), but all the details one can definitively make out are different from the Panny: door handles, front triangle window (missing on the prototype), front bumper, rear bumper, mirror, door stamping, wing, diffusor etc. All the new elements look production ready and identical on all the prototypes. That wouldn't make sense if this was a just a muletto using a hacked up Panamera body.

It was always unlikely that the pillar-less suicide doors would make it to production. Reality will be somewhere between the Panny and the Mission E concept.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by tcsracing1
hopefully it will not look like the Panny....
+1 Hopefully, just a test mule.
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+1 Hopefully, just a test mule.
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Cars in the pictures are pre-production prototypes, not test mules. Minus the tape/camouflage, that's what it's going to be.
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Originally Posted by mrneddles View Post
Underwhelming is my first thought. I'm sure it will be nice in person, but looks like it has lost the concept's futuristic personality.
Yep. I'm much less excited about the mission E if it looks like that.
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I like the proportions on this mule better than the panamera. Noticeable wider/more pronounced hips and raked front end.
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I think it will look great once the stance is tweaked, lowering it a bit and adding some spacers will make it.

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Mini-panny, soooo boooooring. I just lost all interest in it.
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Originally Posted by Cloudplay View Post
Cars in the pictures are pre-production prototypes, not test mules. Minus the tape/camouflage, that's what it's going to be.
Thanks. If that's the case, I am less excited about Mission E. This looks like a Panny to my untrained eye. If I'm driving the latest & great and "next big thing", I'd like it to look distinct from the other cars already in their line-up - something that makes it look futuristic. I guess I'll have to wait for them to slap an electric motor in a 911...T
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Originally Posted by Cloudplay View Post
Cars in the pictures are pre-production prototypes, not test mules. Minus the tape/camouflage, that's what it's going to be.
The facility is still being built.. how is this a pre-prod vehicle.. lol comon!
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