Porsche planning e-Hybrid versions of Panamera Turbo S and 911 Turbo S models

Article by Christian A., on May 13, 2014

If you believed that the Porsche Panamera Turbo S and the 911 (991) Turbo S less powerful than their rivals, we have great news for the fans of the German brand. By 2017, Porsche will offer hybrid versions of the Panamera Turbo S and the 911 Turbo S. Apparently, Porsche will use the same technology found on the 918 Spyder supercar.

According to Motortrend, Porsche will scale down the electric traction motors and lithium ion batteries, while the electric motor from the rear can be fitted between the petrol engine and the PDK transmission. As a result, we expect the hybrid versions of the Panamera Turbo S and 911 Turbo S to deliver round 700 hp.

For those who don’t know, the Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 608 hp, while the hybrid module consists of a 115 kW electric motor and a decoupler that serves as a connection with the combustion engine. On the front axle the 918 Spyder comes with a 95 Kw electric motor.

With a total output of 887 hp, the Porsche 918 Spyder accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.9 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 23.0 seconds. The Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S uses a turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 560 hp.

Bolted to the PDK transmission and using the optional Sport Chrono Package, the 911 Turbo S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds, while top speed is limited at 318 km/h or 197.5 mph.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine that generates 570 hp and 750 Nm of torque. Helped by the V8 engine, the Panamera Turbo S zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds (with Launch Control), while top speed is limited at 310 km/h or almost 193 mph.

By having that independent and unique appearance, the new 911 Turbo models bring out a clear statement on how they are positioned within Porsche’s 911 series. In addition, it also allows the model to be differentiated from its rivals in a segment that is highly competitive.

For the 911 Turbo, its significant quality is evident when looking at it on the side. When in urban traffic and at a standstill, it is clear that by having no spoiler lip, the 911 front line’s pure form is not disrupted. As what one might expect from a typical Turbo, the intercooler’s air intake opens in the front of the vehicle’s rear axle. The “fly line” has a visual end point which is shaped by the characteristic rear fender.

For this new generation, this rear fender has been integrated to the overall design more fully. Meanwhile the front body shows a key characteristic especially with the independent front lights, fins in the lateral cooling air intakes that have all been aligned horizontally, and large cooling air intakes. Under the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the front is made even more distinguished by putting in additional air scoops, all in black, on the model’s lateral cooling air openings.

The lights in the front utilize LED technology and each one is composed of a light frame. For the S model, this is used as a position light while for the 911 Turbo it is employed as a daytime running light.

To make sure that the Porsche 911 Turbo S retains its top position, it is fitted with the full-LED headlights as standard that come with the four-point daytime running lights. For the 911 Turbo, these are offered as an option. It is important to note that the front body has a special feature which is the front spoiler being hidden fully when retracted.

This allows the front of the new 911 to have a more elegant and lighter look. Once extended, the front spoiler results in this model revealing its second performance-oriented appearance. Highlighting this face is the central “Turbo,” as well as the “Turbo S” badge, placed on the black spoiler’s lip.

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