The Fastest Porsche Panamera Is Just 2 HP Short Of A GT2RS

A few weeks ago, Porsche revealed an updated version of the famed Panamera. Marking the mid cycle facelift for the second generation Panamera, this updated model had everything you would expect. We conveniently wrote an article on the facelifted second generation Panamera so click on this sentence if you would like to learn more.

One thing that was new with the facelift was the revival of a Panamera Turbo S model (before, all we had was a Turbo S E-Hybrid), but there was no E-Hybrid model. The closest thing we got for a successor to the monstrous 670 hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid was the new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. Well it didn’t take long for things to change. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the all new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

When the “old” model came out, we were shocked to find that it made a total of 670 hp. Yes, 670 hp. That’s more than the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carrera GT, and every V12 Lamborghini before the Aventador, in a 4 door family sedan. Since it was a hybrid, 60 mph came in just above 3 seconds and the car could do well over 190 mph. The last thing this car needed was more power and Porsche did just that. The new car comes powered by an updated version of Porsche’s tried and true 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 paired with an electric motor to produce a combined output of 689 hp and 642 lb/ft of torque. Keep in mind, that the fastest 911 on sale makes 691 hp.

As Jeremy Clarkson once said, “The performance figures really are biblical!” Keep in mind he said that about a Carrera GT which this car is faster than. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid rockets to 60 mph in just 3 seconds flat before topping out at 196 mph. The electric range has increased by 30% too thanks to a knew 17.9 kWh battery.

But those batteries do add quite a bit of weight. The new car weighs in at a hefty 5,280 lbs which is up 42 lbs from the previous model.

Aside from the power increase, all the new upgrades from the facelift apply to the new Turbo S E-Hybrid (click here to see all the new updates).

The Turbo S E-Hybrid also gets special Turbo S styling tweaks like unique headlights and larger air intakes. All in all, the new car is a subtle, yet outstanding improvement over the previous model. Pricing has yet to be announced but expect it to be higher than the $187,700 Porsche charges for the previous model.

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