The most powerful and highly anticipated Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid variant has been officially launched ahead of the 2017 Geneva auto show.
The car displays exceptional performance and style. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid variant was powered by a V6 engine whereas the latest four door coupe uses a more potent V8 engine. With just days to go before the big event at Geneva, Porsche has revealed their flagship car expected to be the most powerful Panamera ever to hit dealership stores. The concept version of the model was revealed during Paris expo last year and it is all set to make its grand debut at the upcoming big auto expo.
Performance should be pretty much benchmarking level as the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s powerful 4.0-liter V8 engine produces 542 horsepower by itself. When combined with the electric motor that delivers about 134 horsepower, the total output generated by the Panamera turbo goes up to 671 horsepower setting a new benchmark combined with 850Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an eight speed PDK gearbox system and the car uses an all-wheel drive system as its default setup.
According to Porsche’s statement, the car can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds with its top speed pegged at 193mph. Despite the increased horsepower and performance, the new Panamera still is fuel efficient made possible by the hybrid engine setup. It delivers 97.4mpg and the built-in 14.1kWh lithium ion battery can be fully charged in six hours. In order to conserve energy, the car runs on the electric motor by default which can run 31 miles after which the gasoline powered engine will kick in.
The fast car is appropriately equipped with high quality components including carbon ceramic brakes, dynamic chassis control, air suspension and the company’s proprietary Active Suspension Management for increased comfort. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is expected to get launched in the month of July in Europe. While actual pricing in different regions is yet to be confirmed, the UK version of the car will set you back by £137,140. An executive edition with a longer wheelbase that’s 150mm larger than the base edition will cost £146,545.
A lot of details with regards to the new Porsche Panamera is expected to be discussed during the launch event at the 2017 Geneva motor show. The expo is just around the corner.