If yesterday, a shooting brake version of the Porsche Panamera was just a dream and a rumor, today it became official: this is the Panamer Sport Turismo Concept. The concept previews the Porsche sports car of tomorrow and us 1,990 mm wide, a low 1,401 mm in height and 4,950 mm long. Wearing a Liquid Metal Blue colour, the new concept car features a redesigned front end with impressive headlights, a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights, a redesigned front hood, but the most interesting part is the rear end.
This was completely reshaped and features rear lights in LED technology, and a three dimensional tail-light Panel with the Porsche bagde, as well as an adaptive carbon rear spoiler. The design is completed by the dual-spoke wheels with bi-colour look and by the brake calipers painted in Acid Green.
The interior of the concept also previews the upcoming Porsche cars and features a forward-looking interpretation. We find a large central TFT colour display that replaces the classic instruments and two monitors, one on the left and one on the right, that show images from the exterior mirror cameras.
Two additional displays in tube form provide information on the hybrid-specific driving states, e.g. pure electric driving, as well as other functions. Under the hood we find the so-called “e-hybrid” plug-in hybrid system.
According to the official press release, this is an advanced development of the parallel full hybrid system found on the Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid.
The concept develops a total output of 416 hp (306 kW) and it is designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 130 km/h and can cover distances of over 30 km. The fuel consumption is impressive: less than 3.5 litres per 100 km, while CO2emissions are under 82 g/km.
The electric power pack of the Sport Turismo e-hybrid consists of a lithium-ion battery whose performance is several times that of the nickel-hydride battery currently used in production. As a plug-in hybrid, the fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery is not only charged while driving; it can also be externally charged within 2.5 hours (depending on the power supply) via a charging interface on the vehicle.