Porsche’s added a new trim level for the 2014 model year joining the already launched standard Panamera and the Turbo and E-Hybrid derivatives.
The 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is ranked the fastest Panamera available as it is now 15kW more powerful than its predecessor.
More powerful enginePower in the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S comes from the same twin-turbo 4.8-liter engine that can be found in other Panamera's, however it produces an extra 15kW raising the horsepower to 419kW.
The power boost is available thanks to new turbochargers with larger compressors that improve air flow and combustion. Porsche has also included some sporty enhancements such as active roll stabilisation, ceramic brakes, adaptive damper control and adjustable airbag suspension.
Acceleration from 0-96 km/h takes 3.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 309 km/h.
Updated design featuresStyling updates include a revised front bumper with bigger air intakes and reworked LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels apparently sourced from the 911 Turbo ll. The back of the car features a large stretched window within the tailgate, as well as a body-coloured-four-way spoiler, Palladium Metallic exterior colour and an updated bumper.
The sporty feel is upheld in the interior by the two-tone leather furnishings, 14-way power seats completed by the embossed Porsche crests on the front headrests. The 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is also available in long-wheelbase form and additionally comes with features like thermal and noise-insulated windows with privacy glazing, an interior lighting package designed especially for the rear and a larger rear centre console.
The new top model in the Panamera model line will be celebrating its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show.
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S price in South AfricaThe new top-of-the-range Panamera Turbo S is available for order as of now with first units being available in February 2014. The basic retail prices in South Africa for the Panamera Turbo S are:
R2 380 000 with a 3-year DrivePlan R2 430 000 with a 5-year DrivePlan