Porsche Launches Turbo S And Hybrid Models for Its Panamera

BY Joel Tam

Stuttgart Auto, distributors of Porsche in Singapore launched two new Porsche Panamera variants, the Panamera S Hybrid and the Panamera Turbo S at the Pavilion at Customs House yesterday.

Photos: Joel Tam

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S looks set to be the ultimate high-performance Gran Turismo. With a 4.8-litre, V8 twin-turbocharged engine that delivers 550 bhp (50 bhp more than the Turbo), and an increase in torque from 700 to 750 Nm, the luxury four-seater will reach 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, with the use of the Launch Control function.

This new top of the range Panamera was launched yesterday alongside its enviromentally-friendly sibling, the Panamera Hybrid S. Marking the beginning of a new chapter of Porsche Intelligent Performance. Without sacrificing its sporting driving dynamics, the new Porsche Panamera S Hybrid combines a total power output of 380 bhp (via a supercharged 3.0 V6 and the electric motor) with CO2 emissions of just 159 g/km. The century dash will be dispatched in 6.0 seconds and go on to a top speed of 270 km/h.