And SO much better looking that the Panamera. I find the latter to be a high-price 21st century aggressive road blob, whereas the 928 - even in this extended guise - looks like something an advanced extraterrestrial civilization dropped onto earth to show us How It's Done.
I would really like this 928 shooting brake if it was fitted with 2 extra large doors like a Bentley GT. This 928 needs to be as clean as possible. Every extra (door) groove disturbs the car design. Practical sports cars with a 3rd (or 5th) LARGE door are my personal favourite, but they are scarce. (6 or more cilinders: Jaguar XKR, BMW Grand Coupé, Porsche Targa, Audi TT, etc.)
Brings back a memory of the early 1970s, don't remember exactly when. I was living in the San Fernando Valley and visited Laguna California with some friends for a day. I was very surprised to see a more or less current generation 911 of the muddy brown color so popular in the day, tooling around the town. The eye catching feature of the car was that it was a four door variant. Strange, but cool at the same time. Lots of money kicking around in that area for creative minds to put to work.
I'm sure 928 owners are tired of having their cars compared to an AMC Pacer even though there are numerous similar design elements between the two cars that are hard to deny. The Pacer elements are why I love 928s. So it won't sooth these owners one bit if I point out this 928 prototype reminds me of the AMC Hornet (Concord, Eagle) Sportabout. That's no all bad. AMC Designer Dick Teague at one point said the Sportabout design was influenced by the two-door Chevrolet Nomad and Pontiac Safari.
This may be an old line but I've only heard it once long ago from a purist friend... buying a sports car icon that has been morphed into a performance station wagon (? or 4 dr sedan) is rather similar to buying a Rolex clock radio.