Porsche unveiled the all-new Panamera Turbo S Facelift, its most luxurious and most powerful Panamera. As expected, the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Facelift is powered the same engine found on the Panamera Turbo, developing an impressive 570 hp and 750 Nm at between 2250 and 5000 rpm, with the overboost increasing to 800 Nm.
As a result, it zooms from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds (with Launch Control) and has a top speed electronically limited at 310 km/h. Despite the 50 bhp power increase over the Panamera Turbo, the Panamera Turbo S has the same fuel consumption as the Turbo, which means 10.2 litres per 100 km.
Porsche offers an optional sports exhaust system for those who want more sound from the mighty V8 engine. Sport Chrono package also comes as standard and enhances sporty handling characteristics of the new vehicle. The overboost function is activated in "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode as well as during kickdown in "Normal" mode. Just like the “standard” Panamera, the new Panamera Turbo S is available with an extended wheelbase (+15 centimetres).
The Executive model offers significantly more space but is also more comfortable and due to the thermal and noise-insulated windows, which include privacy glazing, the large centre console and the interior lighting package designed especially for the rear, the passengers get the best treatment from any Porsche. Due to the amount of money you spend for a Panamera Turbo S Facelift, Porsche also created an exclusive metalic exterior colour named Palladium.
Moreover, Porsche also offers the 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels as well as a four-way rear spoiler painted in the same colour as the exterior. As expected, the Panamera Turbo S comes with all of the driving dynamics control systems available for the model range as standard. As a result, we find the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), as well as the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
Inside, we find a new interior package in Dark Burl Walnut. The 14-way power seats at the front are available as standard and can be combined with the memory package for excellent travel comfort. Set to make its world debut next month at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the new 2014 Panamera Turbo S Facelift has a base price of EUR 180,024 in Germany, while the Panamera Turbo S Executive models is priced at EUR 197,041 Euro, including VAT in both cases. The vehicles will be available on the market from January 2014.
The chassis underpinning the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S comes loaded with all the active systems available as standard for the Gran Turismo range. One of these is the so-called Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system that combines adaptive air suspension and adaptive damper control. The PASM could continuously adjust the damper forces and then adapt them according to the road conditions and driving style. Drivers could pick from any of the three performance modes – Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus -- just by pressing the PASM chassis button on the center console. In addition, the adaptive air suspension could activate different spring rates to allow for a wider choice of chassis attributes, which means that a driver could freely choose between a very comfortable drive and sporty driving dynamics.
It is clear that the Porsche Panamera Turbo S has the most advanced version of the Panamera chassis, thanks to the combination of the PDCC and PTV Plus. The PDCC could prevent the Panamera Turbo S from rolling just applying a counter torque through active stabilizers located on the front and rear axles. The PDCC also makes the Panamera Turbo S achieve greater balance through dynamic roll moment distribution, which means that this new sporty sedan is more agile in any speed as well as easier to steer and handle. Since the tires always maintain the ideal position on the road – enabling optimized lateral forces to build up and act on each tire – the Panamera Turbo S offers higher levels of agility. Likewise, the self-steering attributes of the Panamera Turbo S is influenced greatly by variable roll moment distribution.
Whenever one of the three chassis programs – Comfort, Sport and Sport plus – is picked, the PDCC, PASM and air suspension are always managed together to provide the needed vehicle attributes. For instance, selecting the "Comfort" setting would command the PDCC, PASM and air suspension to deliver a more trip even on uneven roads. In "Sport" and "Sport plus" programs, the PDCC, PASM and air suspension would actively intervene to influence steering behavior, self-steering attributes, maximum roll support, and traction – thereby allowing drivers to squeeze higher levels of performance and agility from the Panamera Turbo S