The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Is Green & Super Fast
This is the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, bragging about a total of 671 hp developed by a turbocharged V8 working alongside an electric counterpart. This model is right now Porsche’s most powerful car, although the discontinued 918 Spyder would beg to differ. Nonetheless, this Panamera will do 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and keep going up until achieving 310 km/h (193 mph).
Sitting at the top of the Panamera range, the Turbo S E-Hybrid packs a 542-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 paired to a 134-hp electric motor. The 850Nm of torque should definitely be mentioned as well, considering the average fuel consumption of this eco-friendly beast would be 2.9l/100km. The Turbo S E-Hybrid can also handle 50 km (31 miles) of electric drive only, which is impressive, to say the least.
I guess Tesla got everyone in a craze, even the people at Porsche – why else would they invest so much time in developing the electric side of this model? Let’s just say that the electric motor of Porsche’s top plug-in hybrid is supplied with power via a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 14.1 kWh, and users can start the charging process remotely via the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) or the Porsche Connect app.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid can be purchased in two versions, or two wheelbases – regular and the Executive. Nonetheless, standard equipment includes 21″ 911 Turbo Design wheels, Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), and much more. The long-wheelbase Executive adds rear axle steering, 8-way power rear seats with comfort head rests, and four zone climate control.
Is it enough to get people to go for it? Porsche surely hopes so, and US pricing starting off at $184,400 for the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, and $194,800 for the Executive version. Feel free to look up this model at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.