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