More than a month after Porsche unveiled its 2017 Panamera Executive extended wheelbase version, the German sports car is introducing more options for its Turbo variant. Porsche has been known to offer a wide array of options for its offerings, so the introduction of additional equipment and features for the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive is not surprising.
Featuring a fully galvanized steel-and-aluminum hybrid lightweight bodyshell as well as a panoramic roof system, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive has a length of 204.7 inches, width of 85.2 inches, height of 56.4 inches. Thanks to a wheelbase – at 122.0 inches -- that is 5.9 inches longer than in the standard Panamera, the Panamera Turbo Executive offers a larger better cabin space especially in the rear.
Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission from a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that could push out up to 550 hp of output at between 5,750 rpm and 6,000 rpm, and up to 567 lb.-ft. of torque available between 1,960 rpm and 4,500 rpm.
This V8 engine should be powerful enough to allow the Panamera Turbo Executive to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph. When the Sport Chrono Package is availed ($2,530), Launch Control (racing start) is activated in the Sport Plus mode, allowing the Panamera Turbo Executive to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
On the front, the 2017 Panamera Turbo Executive features an aluminum double-wishbone front axle with independent wheel suspension, as well as an aluminum multi-link rear axle with independent wheel suspension on the rear.
As standard, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive is available in two colors: black and white. Initially, 13 optional colors were available. Now, 16 optional colors are being offered, including Carmine Red, which is available for an additional $3,300.
Also standard, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive rides on 20-inch five-spoke Panamera Turbo Wheels, but optional rims are also offered in sizes 20 inches and 21 inches. One of these is the 21-inch one-piece alloy SportDesign Wheels painted in Jet Black Metallic. It features a motorsport-derived design and wheel center caps with colored Porsche Crest.
For a more aggressive front end, the SportDesign Package could be availed for $5,655. This package includes specially designed SportDesign front fascia painted in exterior color. The fascia features air intakes and C-blades finished in satin black. The package also includes specially designed SportDesign side skirts and front license plate carrier finished in body color. Likewise, the package includes specially designed SportDesign rear fascia in body color with diffuser in satin black.