Official: Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche officially presented the latest addition to their fleet, the new Panamera Turbo S, after initial information released yesterday. This latest model of the sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart is the most powerful and fastest of the Panamera family.

Thanks to improved turbochargers with titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and a modified engine control, the 4.8 liter V8 biturbo which delivers 550hp. That is an increase of ten percent or 50hp compared to the already powerful engine in the Panamera Turbo. The torque increased from 700 to 750Nm. In the Sport and Sport Plus mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo and during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully 800Nm with the overboost function.

With the help of launch control, the Panamera Turbo S will reach 100km/h from standstill in 3.8 seconds, which is even faster than the 911 GT3 RS. The top speed is 306km/h. Although the performance has increased compared to the Panamera Turbo, the fuel consumption remains at a similar level. The Panamera Turbo S covers 100 kilometers on 11.5 liters of fuel. Fuel consumption falls to 11.3 liters per 100km when fitted with the 19 inch all-season tires with optimized rolling resistance developed for the Panamera by Michelin.

The Panamera Turbo S features many driving dynamics control systems. 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.

For the exterior, 20 inch Turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track width are available, just as side skirts from and an adaptive rear spoiler in the exterior color. The interior comes in a bi-color leather finish which 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 from the autumn.

The Panamera Turbo S costs € 167,076 in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries start in June 2011.

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