Porsche is expanding its Panamera Sport Turismo model range with a new hybrid. While its green credentials are impressive, the real drawcard will be the stupendous performance.
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is one of the brand's more striking models and while none of the range can be regarded as slow, Porsche has felt it necessary to introduce a frugal-but-brutal derivative. It's called the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo and the headline numbers are staggering. Thanks to a combination of a turbocharged 4-litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine with an electric assist, outputs come in at 500 kW and 850 Nm. This translates to a 0-100 kph sprint time claim of just 3.4 seconds, 8.5 seconds to 200 kph and a top end speed of 310 kph. What's more impressive is the claimed fuel consumption of just 3 L/100 km.
The hybrid technology employed in the E-Hybrid Sport Turismo shows you just how far things have progressed. All 850 Nm is available from just 1 400 rpm. Lag? What lag? It's also able to cruise along at speeds of up to 140 kph for 49 km on pure electric power only. Power goes to all four wheels through Porsche's PDK 'box while the lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 14.1 kWh and can be charged within 2.4 to 6 hours, depending on the charger and power connection.
The vehicle comes standard with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) roll stabilisation including the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) rear differential lock, the high-performance Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) braking system, 21-inch alloy wheels in a 911 turbo design, Power Steering Plus, the Sport Chrono Package and auxiliary air conditioning, as well as adaptive three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management.