As you may know already, yesterday we told you that Porsche is preparing to introduce the Panamera Turbo S as one customer already ordered one. As a result, Porsche officially introduced today the all-new Panamera Turbo S, the most powerful version of its Gran Turismo model. As expected, since we already told you this, the car is powered by the 4.8-liter V8 biturbo engine capable to deliver 550 hp (410 kW), with ten percent more (50 hp) than the Panamera Turbo, and an impressive 750 Nm of torque. Moreover, the Panamera Turbo S equipped with the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo, can deliver 800 Nm with the so-called overboost function in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode. Apparently, the power increase is attributed to two main enhancements: improved turbochargers with titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control.
Furthermore, thanks to the Launch Control system, the car is able to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 306 km/h (191 mph). Unfortunately the top speed was increased with just 3 km/h comparing it with the Porsche Panamera Turbo, which has a top speed of 303 km/h or 188 mph. Still, thanks to the “Porsche Intelligent Performance”, the Panamera Turbo S has a fuel consumption in the NEDC of 11.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres or 62 miles. When using the 19 inch, all-season tyres with optimised rolling resistance developed for the Panamera by Michelin, the fuel consumption drops to 11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg imp.). As expected, just like the 911 Turbo S, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S features the most important driving dynamics control systems as standard.
This means we find systems such as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation system, nips in the bud the vehicle’s tendency to lean when cornering or the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), which 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. Moreover, we find the Sport Chrono Package Turbo, which tunes the suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the additional “Sport Plus” button. The design of the car is completed by 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. Inside, we find bi-colour leather finish, fitted as standard. Regarding the price, the Panamera Turbo S will cost 167,076 euro in Germany, including VAT and the deliveries will start in June 2011.