Newest Porsche Panamera Is a 680-HP Plug-in with Up To 30 Mile Range

Porsche’s latest sports car is actually a plug-in hybrid wagon.

That’s the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It’s a mouthful of a name for an exciting hybrid. One that offers huge power, exceptional handling, and a 30 mile electric range.

The Turbo S E-Hybrid uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and an electric motor. Combined, the two make 680 horsepower, with 136 of those horses coming from the electric motor alone. Combined torque is 627 pounds-feet. That lets the new Panamera hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.4 seconds from a stop and reach a top speed of 192 mph (310 km/h).

But it can also drive on electric power only for up to 30 miles (49 kilometers) on the European driving cycle. And it gets an average fuel consumption rating of 78 mpg (3.0 L/100 km) on the same cycle. That’s more generous than it will be the EPA drive cycle, but those numbers are still impressive for a car that can do the best part of 200 mph.

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The car is still capable of 86 mph (140 km/h) on electric power and uses a 14.1 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. It can charge in as little as 2.4 hours depending on the charger and power connection.

The Sport Turismo is the wagon version of the Panamera. That means more cargo space in the back and a five-seat configuration. Back seat passengers get easier access and more headroom thanks to the longer roofline and a bigger door opening. Carpool to work on electric power during the week, save the gasoline for the weekend. Or resist the allure of the full 680 horsepower and stay in EV mode all the time for a car that still has much more power than an early 911.

Handling prowess comes from an air suspension system with Porsche Active Suspension Management. The Sport Turismo also has trick aerodynamic features that generate downforce at speed for increased stability and better handling.

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is avaialable to order now, starting at $188,400.


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