Porsche is expanding its hybrid range by adding a powerful plug-in hybrid to the Panamera Sport Turismo model line. Combining the 4.0-litre V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo with an electric motor, the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo delivers a total output of 670 bhp and 848 Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful production vehicles Porsche has ever made. Deliveries for the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is expected to arrive at dealerships next year.
The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers digitalized Porsche Advanced Cockpit, Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control and optional rear-axle steering. At the top of the vehicle, the roof extends into an adaptive spoiler. At track speeds, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position increasing driving stability and lateral dynamics. When in the Sport and Sport Plus driving modes, the roof spoiler automatically moves to the performance position at speeds in excess of 88 kmph. The raised roof line of the Sport Turismo allows for easy entry and exit at the rear of the vehicle and offers excellent head room. As an option, the Panamera Sport Turismo is also available in a four-seat configuration with two electrically adjustable individual seats in the back.
Standard equipment on the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo includes Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), Power Steering Plus and the Sport Chrono Package. 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels, auxiliary air-conditioning, adaptive aerodynamic elements and a three-chamber air suspension including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are also standard.
The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo utilizes a boost strategy derived from the 918 Spyder and combines a 134 bhp electric motor with a 542 bhp twin-turbo V8 engine. Total output of the combined systems is 670 bhp and 848 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a quick-shifting eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the standard active AWD system with Porsche Traction Management (PTM). The E-performance powertrain allows the vehicle to sprint from zero to 100 kmph in just 3.2 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 11.6 seconds. The top track speed is 308 kmph.