Porsche unveils fastest Panamera ever and it's a hybrid

Porsche has pulled the covers off the latest addition to the Panamera family – the Turbo S E-Hybrid.

The launch of the new car marks the first time the German manufacturer has positioned a plug-in hybrid as the flagship of a model line.
Powering the new Panamera is the 4.0-litre V8 from the Turbo, although for this model it has been paired with an electric motor for a combined output of 671bhp – 129bhp more than the Panamera Turbo.

Thanks to this additional power, the new Panamera can complete the spring from 0-60mph in a staggering 3.4 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 193mph.

Despite this blistering performance, the four-seat Porsche still boasts a claimed combined fuel economy figure of 97.4mpg – thanks to its plug-in hybrid technology. It can also travel as far as 31 miles on pure electric power, with charging taking as little as two hours and 20 minutes with a specialised optional on-board charger.

Porsche unveils fastest Panamera ever and it’s a hybrid
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Porsche unveils fastest Panamera ever and it’s a hybrid

Thanks to its ability to run on pure electric power, the new Panamera emits just 66 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

At launch, Porsche will offer the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with a selection of two wheelbases – regular and the extended Executive model.

Standard equipment includes ceramic composite brakes, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport system, Porsche Active Suspension Management, 21-inch alloy wheels and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus. The Extended wheelbase models also benefit from standard-fit rear axle steering.

Porsche will publicly unveil the latest addition to the Panamera family at the Geneva International Motor Show, which runs from March 9 to 19.
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