2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S breaks cover

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Since that final badge was missing from the Panamera line, Porsche has gone ahead and turned up the boost on the Turbo to create the Panamera Turbo S flagship.

The Turbo S model’s 4.8-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine delivers 550 hp, 50 hp more than the Panamera Turbo. Torque also increases to 553 lb-ft. In the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode of the standard “Sport Chrono Package” and during kick-down in normal mode, the V8 temporarily delivers 800 Nm with the so-called overboost function.

With launch control, 0-60 mph happens in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 191 mph. Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption remains at the moderate level of the Panamera Turbo – another example of “Porsche Intelligent Performance”.

The increased performance compared with the Panamera Turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements: Improved turbochargers with titanium-aluminum turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of the innovative titanium-aluminum alloy reduces the weight of the turbine and compressor wheel. This results in a lower moment of inertia and in improved and more agile engine responsiveness.

Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche’s new top-of-the-range Panamera boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. In keeping with the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the most important driving dynamics control systems as standard. For example, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilization system, nips in the bud the vehicle’s tendency to lean when cornering, thus enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation. The steering system uses the speed-dependent Servotronic. The Sport Chrono Package Turbo, which tunes the suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the additional “Sport Plus” button, is also fitted as standard, as is the sports exhaust system for an even more emotional engine sound.

The sporty character of the new Panamera Turbo S is apparent not just in its performance but is also reflected on the exterior. The 20-inch Turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track width, side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive range and the adaptive extending four-way rear spoiler in the exterior colour ensure particularly sporty performance and look. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, fitted as standard. The new combination of black/cream is offered exclusively for the new Panamera Turbo S with agate grey/cream also being added as an exclusive combination earliest available from August production this year.

The model is available for orders as of now with first deliveries starting in June 2011.

Posted: April 1st, 2011
at 3:09pm by The Editor

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