The new Porsche Panamera now has a Turbo S version, a tweaked look and a brand new Turbo S model. Porsche has updated its super saloon.
What’s new in the engine of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Let’s start with the most interesting of the bunch – the newly named Turbo S is an even quicker version of the previous Turbo. For instance, with power from the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 rising from 542bhp and 568lb ft of torque to a stonking 621bhp and 605lb ft. Which is 79bhp and 39lb ft more than the ‘old’ Turbo made.
Porsche says it can sprint to 62mph in 3.1 seconds. Rapid right? Porsche’s already proved that it’s bonkers quick too. Therefore, this new model is also now the lap record holder at the Nürburgring for executive cars, clocking in at 7:21.28 minutes at the hands of test driver Lars Kern.
Above all, The new Panamera and Panamera 4 both feature the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 as before with the same 325bhp and 332lb ft of torque. After that, the GTS gets a small power hike of 19bhp, the 4S E-Hybrid has a larger battery (from 14.1kWh to 17.9kWh, with a claimed e-range of 34 miles)
The Panamera’s active suspension management and dynamic chassis control systems have refreshed to improve body control. In other words, it bring a ‘sporty yet comfortable feel’.
Inside it’s effectively the same cockpit design, but Porsche says it’s done plenty to refine the safety and connectivity systems. Porsche points out that every new Panamera has the SportDesign bumper arrangement up front as standard. And the Turbo S gets a bespoke front end with larger air intakes. In addition, The rear light bar has tweak, too, with GTS models featuring a darkened cluster. More wheel designs are available, too.
For reference, the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S kicks off at £135,610.