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962 kid
02-05-2008, 08:12 PM
Good friend just phoned from springbank airport, said that there were 3 cars that upon closer inspection turned out to be Porsche Panameras in light disguise. All 3 were dark green with front and rear bras. The drivers stopped by the airport and he had a chance to talk to them, sit in the cars and look at the engines. They were sporting 4.5L V8 twin turbos from the cayenne and had transaxles. All of them were loaded up with testing equipment and had Georgia plates.

The cars are heading North now, followed by a Nissan Xterra. Porsche has historically done their annual cold weather testing on Dempster highway, so keep your eyes open, especially you Edmontonians.

dino_martini
02-05-2008, 08:17 PM
Yeah there were some pictures posted of some Panameras doing cold weather testing in Alberta. They were posted a few weeks back, not sure if they were posted on Beyond. I think the Aston Martin Rapaide will look much better then the Porsche, just my opinion though.

dregs
02-05-2008, 09:59 PM
http://image.automotive.com/f/exotic-cars/porsche-panamera-spied-in-a-world-in-one-country/6214264+w275+h160+cr1+re0+ar1/porsche-panamera-right-camojpg.jpg

nich148_9
02-05-2008, 10:05 PM
Someone tell them that they're a week late. They should have come last week: now that's cold weather testing. :bigpimp:

Rocky
02-05-2008, 10:05 PM
Wow, coming to the arctic to test out their fancy new cars. I feel so famous :D

Lets get 3 slammed Civics and go steal them! Green neons and swerving under semi-trucks!

nich148_9
02-05-2008, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Rocky
Lets get 3 slammed Civics and go steal them! Green neons and swerving under semi-trucks!

I'll phone Vin Diesel...



:thumbsup:

rmk
02-05-2008, 10:14 PM
It would be cool to find out the history as to why they choose Alberta for the cold weather testing.

Nice find

A790
02-05-2008, 10:25 PM
A lot of people hate on these cars, but I think they're pure sex. I'd love to rock one.

dino_martini
02-05-2008, 11:02 PM
I think the problem with Porsche is they try to make everything look like a 911. Cant they try a differant shape just once? (flame suit on)

Euro_Trash
02-05-2008, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by dino_martini
I think the problem with Porsche is they try to make everything look like a 911. Cant they try a differant shape just once? (flame suit on)

Why fuck around with perfection?

There was a spotting of one of these in Van with a suburban as its support

Why use an Xterra and not a Cayenne lol. The suburban makes sense for room, but not an Xterra

Redlyne_mr2
02-06-2008, 12:10 AM
hehe I know whos behind the wheel of one of those.

nismodrifter
02-06-2008, 12:18 AM
Found this, posted in November of 2007....they were already here once??

http://jalopnik.com/cars/spy-photos/porsche-panamera-test-convoy-323738.php

Ugly as HELL IMO.

97'Scort
02-06-2008, 01:05 AM
All they're going to test in town is how well the suspension rides through potholes and whether it can survive getting slammed into a windrow by a redneck in an F150.

Got the camera in my bag though :)

whiskas
02-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by 97'Scort
and whether it can survive getting slammed into a windrow by a redneck in an F150.

With 24" lift?

richardchan2002
02-06-2008, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by 97'Scort
All they're going to test in town is how well the suspension rides through potholes and whether it can survive getting slammed into a windrow by a redneck in an F150.


If they wanted to test potholes they'd go to Edmonton. And if they wanted to test cold weather and poor road conditions, they'd go to Edmonton.

JRSC00LUDE
02-06-2008, 12:18 PM
But if they wanted to test redonkulous replies on a local car forum, they would go to........:D

finboy
02-06-2008, 12:48 PM
amazing cars :drool:

97'Scort
02-06-2008, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by richardchan2002
If they wanted to test potholes they'd go to Edmonton. And if they wanted to test cold weather and poor road conditions, they'd go to Edmonton.

I'm in Edmonton... :dunno:

97'Scort
02-06-2008, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by whiskas
With 24" lift?

I think it's illegal to have anything less up here... :nut:

Eleanor
02-12-2008, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by dino_martini
I think the problem with Porsche is they try to make everything look like a 911. Cant they try a differant shape just once? (flame suit on)

No they can't.

SWX
02-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Seen two of them today still in Calgary.

b_t
02-14-2008, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by SWX
Seen two of them today still in Calgary.

Saw two of them?