More Photos of the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept (27 Photos)

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Today's media preview of the 2014 Paris Motor Show brought the full revelation of Infinti's latest inspiration, specifically the Q80 Inspiration concept car. The Porsche Panamera-like four-door coupe — which Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays earlier described as "a sedan-meets-hatchback amalgamation with cab-rearward styling, a hybrid drivetrain and enormous wheels" — heralds a new flagship vehicle for Nissan's luxury brand, though it's anybody's guess as to when the Inspiration sees production.

Related Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept: First Look

Likely to be called the Q80 if and when it hits dealerships, the concept is longer, wider and shorter in height than either its luxury-flagship or four-door coupe peers. Its aluminum exterior evokes a menacing sea creature, from its narrow-eyed stare and gaping maw to its flowing body lines directing the eye back and downward on the way to a bulbous, enlarged rear end. Check out the photo gallery below.

By Matt Schmitz | October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

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By Matt Schmitz | June 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Porsche Panamera Video

Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays says the odd-duck exterior styling of Porsche's four-seat hatchback, the 2014 Panamera, will either have high-dollar car buyers flocking or fleeing. Would you spend $80,000 to $250,000 for this top-shelf luxury-sedan competitor? Watch the video and decide.

By Matt Schmitz | June 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

570 Horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Because Why Not?

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Nope, this isn't a trick. Today, Porsche announced the addition of the updated 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S to the sports-car maker's four-door lineup. It boosts the 2013 Turbo S model's power from 550 hp to 570 hp; the top speed is 192 mph.

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There will also be a Panamera Turbo S Executive model for the first time. This takes the Turbo S powertrain and drops it into the extended wheelbase platform — adding 5.9 inches of rear legroom — that currently can only be had in the pedestrian 4S or plain old Turbo style with 520 horses.

By David Thomas | October 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

Muscle Cars Top Most Stolen Sporty-Car List

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A trio of nameplates synonymous with American muscle — the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — are also the strongest candidates to be swiped by auto thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's new list of most stolen "sporty" vehicles, the iconic Detroit coupes raced to the front of the pack. The report is based on theft records from the National Crime Information Center and covers model-year 2010, 2011 and 2012 vehicles stolen between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012.

The report breaks the cars into three classes: midsize, premium and compact. Sporty-vehicle thefts during the counting period numbered 3,780, with the midsize class dominating that total with 3,271, or 87 percent. Within the midsize class, the Camaro led with 1,509 thefts, followed by the Mustang (980) and the Challenger (782). Rounding out the top five was a mix of premium and compact models, including the Porsche Panamera, a premium car with 103 thefts; Audi A5/S5 (compact, 101); Chevrolet Corvette (premium, 69); Nissan 370Z (compact, 47); BMW 6 Series (premium, 45); Porsche 911 (premium, 24); and Volkswagen Eos (compact, 23).

By Matt Schmitz | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Porsche Panamera Sees Biggest July Price Drop

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Late-model used-car prices recovered slightly in July following the biggest monthly decline of the year in June. The average price of 2010 to 2012 used cars listed on Cars.com advanced a mere $24 to $22,178 in July.

Like last month, the percentage change in prices was tightly grouped. The Porsche Panamera's 3% price drop led all late-model used cars, but the rest of the models in the top 10 saw a 2% decline. All of the models in the top 10 biggest increases category saw a 1% price gain, the first time that's happened since we've been tracking used-car price swings.

By Mike Hanley | July 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Porsche Panamera Hybrid

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Porsche's hybrid hatchback delivers the best of both worlds: impressive driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, but things stop making sense when you look at the bottom line, says Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman. The Panamera Hybrid commands a significant price premium over the base model, and its performance-oriented audience will likely balk at the V-6 hybrid's near six-figure price tag.

2013 Porsche Panamera Hybrid Review

By Jennifer Geiger | May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Porsche Panamera: First Look

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  • Competes with: Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, BMW Alpina B7, Fisker Karma
  • Looks like: A longer, even more awkward version of last year's Panamera
  • Drivetrain: 3.6-liter V-6, 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6, 4.8-liter V-8 or plug-in hybrid; seven-speed PDK automatic or eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmissions
  • Hits dealerships: Late 2013; Turbo models in early 2014
  • MSRP: $79,075-$162,075, including destination fee

Porsche is updating its controversial Panamera sedan for 2014, giving it some slightly revised front and rear styling and adding a few new models — the total number of offered trims is now nine. Joining the lineup is a new plug-in hybrid, called the Panamera S E-Hybrid, replacing 2013's conventional hybrid sedan. Joining the plug-in Porsche are two new extended-wheelbase models, which stretch the car a full 5.9 inches between the wheels, affording rear-seat passengers a considerable bump in legroom.

By Aaron Bragman | April 3, 2013 | Comments (7)

Of Course We Need A Porsche Station Wagon

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Porsche just unveiled a new concept car, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, at the Paris Motor Show. It is essentially a Porsche Panamera with a redesigned back end that offers more cargo space, or as most people would call it, a station wagon.

Porsche isn't going to call it that, of course, but why shouldn't there be a Porsche wagon?

By David Thomas | September 27, 2012 | Comments (2)

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