The first clear look at the upcoming 2017 Porsche Panamera may now be online, thanks to an image that surfaced today on social media network Instagram.
The new 2017 Panamera has been spied a number of times in the past year, with the regular ‘sedan’ body and its new wagon sibling both caught in varying states of undress at the Nurburgring and elsewhere.
Likewise, the new Porsche’s interior was spied in March, with a layer of camouflage peeled back to reveal a glimpse of the new dash display and centre console that focuses on a capacitive touch approach to cabin controls.
Although this new image is yet to be confirmed as authentic, the design shown compares perfectly with those earlier interior spy photos, and with the Porsche aesthetic in general.
In both cases, a broad new tablet-like main display dominates the centre of the dash, while a glossy interface surrounds the gear lever, offering touch controls for air conditioning and drive settings.
An unveiling date for the new Panamera is still to be confirmed, but the surfacing of this new official shot suggests we can expect to see it in the weeks or months ahead.
A Paris motor show premiere in October is likely.
UPDATE: this image has been exposed as a computer-manipulated hoax.