This is the best view yet of Porsche's 2016 Panamera, with this prototype spied with minimal disguise on-the-limit around the Nurburgring racetrack. We've seen various test mules of the Stuttgart saloon, but these images reveal the extent of the bodywork changes Porsche has made.


With its long bonnet and a lower, swooping roofline, the next Panamera appears more rakish than the ungainly current model. From the side it's definitely more like a four-door coupe than at present, and the back view shows accentuated 'hips' styled like the wide-bodied variant of the 911 sports car. Trademark four-point LED headlights bring the big saloon into line with the Macanand Cayenne SUVs.


All engines will be turbocharged, and will range from smaller-output petrols and diesels (like the firm's 258bhp 3.0 V6 diesel) to a potent 562bhp bi-turbo V8 from the forthcoming Cayenne Turbo S in the top-spec model. A new version of the plug-in hybrid powertrain will also feature.