Everybody’s favourite long roof from Porsche has now been given the hybrid treatment and is now dubbed the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It had recently been given an additional 136-horsepower electric motor like that of the standard Panamera E-Hybrid Turbo. It’s combined to an already powerful 4.0 liter biturbo V8 with as much as 550 horsepower. Overall, it now produces a combined output of 680 horsepower, making it the most powerful long roof out there. Let us not refer to it as a wagon or an estate since Porsche refuses to call it that. Rather, it’s referred to as the Sport Turismo.
With regards to the efficiency of the 918 hypercar’s hybrid powertrain that has been used here, it is apparently on par with the 3.0 liter version of the Panamera even if it has way more power. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that you can drive this model for as far as 31 miles on a rate of 87 miles per hour without having to use a drop of gasoline. But depending on the type of connection being used, the charging time may vary from 2.4 to 6 hours.
According to the automaker, the hybrid Sport Turismo will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 3.4 seconds. To be honest, it doesn’t take as fast for many people to say the full name of the car. What may be a little confusing is the fact that the automaker lists the same acceleration figure for the regular Turbo S Sport Turismo. That’s because a downside of the hybrid powertrain is that it adds considerable weight to the unit.
When comparing both models, the standard Panamera Turbo S Sport weighs around 100 pounds less. In particular, the hybridized version has a total weight of 5,000 pounds. Although, we do think that Porsche is opting to be conservative when it comes to the Sport Turismo’s ability to perform, especially since we have not seen it on the road yet. Furthermore, the standard turbo E-Hybrid cuts the acceleration time in tenths.
Instantly, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo becomes the range topping trim in the lineup, and having that title means that it will have a jaw dropping price tag with it. That being said, you can get the long roof for a price tag of $223,530 - this is quite a huge jump from the regular model, considering the fact that both models perform pretty closely to one another.
This model would be perfect for those who want a car that can perform like a monster against other supercars, but at the same time, is silent enough to not distract your neighbours. Would that be you behind the steering wheel?