While you wait for the fully electric Mission E, Porsche made the waiting a sweet affair by bringing to you a monstrous 680 horsepower plug-in hybrid. What makes this even more stupefying is that sweet baby is a 5-seater wagon!
Panamera Turbo S e-Hybrid Sport Turismo, as fancy as the name sounds, wait till you get to see the svelte looking car. Its plug-in hybrid power train dishes out a hefty 680 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful Porsche in regular production.
Taking after the standard Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid,what sets it a class apart is the spacious interior coupled with a more sleek and attractive outlook than your standard Panamera.
680 horsepower leveraged by using a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine and an electric motor with a 14.1kWh battery. That also allows for a 0–60 mph run of 3.2 seconds. In a wagon!! The ride is quite comfortable at any speed, and the amount of adrenaline rush you getis comparable to the immense power delivered once you press that accelerator.
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Under the hood, you will find the electric motor and gasoline engine. On a smooth track you get to see the astounding collaboration of the gasoline engine and the electric motor. Once entering the city traffic there is a transition in the E-Hybrid, going back to the electric mode for an estimated, 30 miles ofrange. You can expect 0-60 mph acceleration in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph, precisely speaking, supercar numbers!
Being top of the line Sport Turismo for now, just about every optionin it is quite standard. Whether it be the savvy interior or the sleek exterior. Carbon ceramic brakes hide behind 21-inch 911 Turbo wheels.
The roll bars have an electromechanical system whichstiffens the ride when necessary alongside its three-chamber air suspension setup. And as with other Sport Turismo models, the roof spoiler can move between one of three stages, whether the driver is looking for extra downforce or to cut down on noise with the panoramic roof open.
The interior of the wagon is also, something to boast. Although you cannot compare the space in it to a Volvo, but it’s enough for comfortable storage of your hiking equipment or camping accessories. You will get to experienceInnoDrive, a driving aid added by Porsche; cruise control.
As Porsche’s top-drawer model, there are many acronyms to learn. Here is a list of some terms you should know if you plan on buying the beauty; there’s PAA (fancy active roof spoiler), PTV Plus (fancy handling stuff), PCCB (fancy brakes), PDCC Sport (fancy suspension) and PASM (even fancier suspension). (Source Top Gear).
However, as appealing as the car and its features sound, the price of the monstrosity could be a kill-joy. Without the cool extras, $189,450 is all you need to buy the dream car :p Well that sure puts a damper to the mood. However, with all the extra cool features, the extreme power, plentiful space, cutting-edge interior, it’s worth a shot!
What’s more to it is that, whether this intro was a setting stone for the much-awaited Porsche’s Mission E electric conceptcar. Are the users to assume something on Panamera’s concept for the Mission E? Well time would tell for the company is certainly gearing up against Tesla. It would be a fine watch the upcoming years in the motor vehicle industry; for the tech Giants probe to find the best solutions promising to electrify everything by 2030!
Till then enjoy buying and riding the wagon, to get anultimate experience of 680 horsepower and perhaps flaunta little in front of those RS6 owners ?