Porsche releases video showing construction of Panamera Sport Turismo

Article by Anita Panait, on December 29, 2012

Porsche has unveiled a new promotional video that underscores the construction of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept. Porsche developed the Panamera Sport Turismo over several months and unveiled it at the Paris Motor Show.

During the construction of the Panamera Sport Turismo, its designers carefully considered various details like making it sporty, practical and Porsche-like.

According to Mitja Borkert, General Manager of Porsche Advanced Design, the Panamera currently has one body style – that of a four-door coupe. Borkert remarked that they were intrigued by the idea of developing another version for Porsche, leading them to design a version of a sporty Panamera, a sports station wagon.

Panamera Sport Turismo concept features a plug-in hybrid powertrain that blends a 333 HP (245 kW) supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, a 95 HP (70 kW) electric motor and a 9.4 kWh lithium-ion battery.

This powertrain allows the concept to return a combined maximum output of 416 HP (306 kW), enabling it to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in less than six seconds. This also allows the concept to return an average 3.5 L/100km (67.2 mpg US / 80.7 mpg UK) and emit less than 82 g/km of carbon dioxide.

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo highlights a very prospective body concept. It features short overhangs and large boot lid which is both functional and sporty. Its concept car is a combination of a premium vehicle’s dimensions and a luxury class’ interior comfort.

It is 1,990mm wide, 4,950mm long and 1,401mm high. Mounted in its front end’s large air inlets are C-shaped lighting parts called C-Blades which are integrated with the sidelights and the direction indicators. It also features four-point headlights which are all in LED and are sporting a very innovative design which define the concept car’s front end look.

This model does not have the common exterior mirrors as its taut and smooth exterior skin does not contain additional parts. It is equipped with two cameras which are mounted in its side air outlets and their images can be seen on the cockpit displays. Its rear body debuts a total transformation but it still maintains distinct Porsche characteristics. The LED rear lights and tail-light panel which bears the Porsche badge come in three dimensions. Its brake light as well is positioned between the four-point rear lights which also come in LED. A one of a kind adaptive carbon rear spoiler forms the car’s roof termination and results to an improved downforce.

It also comes in a new Liquid Metal Blue surface color that resembles a liquid metal which also highlights the car’s distinct design lines as well as contours. The dual-spoke wheel design also has a bi-color appearance and its brake calipers come in Acid Green paint. Its wheel’s hub lock evokes Porsche’s motorsport origins. The “e-hybrid” badges in its sides refer to its driving concept and the text “Sport Turisimo” framed in Acid Green color at the back of the car stresses its concept character.

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