COMPANY Directors with an urge to drive something a bit special have a new hybrid option to consider. The recently announced, range-topping Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.
It may be have an incredibly long name but that’s ok because it promises to be an incredible car.
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo combines a 550bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and a 136bhp electric motor to develop a total of 680bhp. The instantaneous delivery from the electric motor boosts the total to an enormous 850 Nm of torque.
It sounds awfully technically because it is. All you really need to know is that it translates to a zero to 60mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and a top speed – where permissible as Porsche handily point out – of 192mph.
What is truly astonishing is that the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid does all of the above with an average fuel consumption of over 97 mpg and a typical range of up to 31 miles using solely electric power. In which mode, of course, the car will produce zero local emissions.
It is not just balance between performance and efficiency that makes the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo such a temptation. The interior also includes a large tailgate, low boot loading lip, increased luggage compartment volume and 4+1 seating configuration. All of which means that the new top model offers a high standard of everyday versatility.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is available now priced from £140,868. That includes ;
- Panoramic roof system
- Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC Sport) roll stabilisation
- Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) rear limited slip differential
- High-performance Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system
- 21-inch alloy wheels in distinctive 911 Turbo design
- Sport Chrono Package.
All of that lot is standard on the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. And, in line with the rest of the range, because it has more than 440bhp it also features adaptive three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for a broad range between a high level of driving dynamics and driving comfort.
In case you were wondering, the answer is no: We can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want one either.