Is Porsche’s Mission E actually a preview of a modern 928?

Follow Viknesh

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Enlarge Photo

Late last decade, there were plenty of rumors about Porsche launching a modern 928 based on the Panamera platform. The car was to be a proper 2+2 grand tourer and mechanically identical to the Panamera to help save on costs, making it essentially a Panamera coupe. However, the rumors were quickly denied by senior Porsche execs.

Now, the rumors of a modern 928 are once again making the rounds, this time with a little extra credibility now that Porsche has confirmed plans to put its Mission E concept car into production. Even though the Mission E had four doors, leading many, including us, to believe it might be a preview of the oft-rumored ‘Pajun’ sports sedan, the concept’s body was more like that of a coupe than a sedan, meaning it may preview a modern 928.

Motor Trend is reporting that the second-generation Panamera that debuts next year will eventually spawn a coupe called the 928. This makes sense from a historical standpoint, as the original 928 was also a luxurious, front-engined coupe. Furthermore, one of the magazine’s sources said Porsche’s sporty models from now on will come with numeric-alpha names, hence the recent move to attach the 718 moniker to the Boxster and Cayman.

If built, the modern 928 would rival cars like the Ferrari F12/FF as well as Aston Martin’s upcoming DB11 and a possible new sports car from Bentley with which it will likely share most of its mechanicals, namely a shortened version of the Volkswagen Group’s new MSB platform.

Stay tuned for an update.


Follow Motor Authority on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow Us

Take Us With You!


Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you

Research New Cars


© 2017 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.