NYIAS 2011: Porsche Panamera Turbo S [Live Photos]
The 4.8-liter V8 unit has been pushed to 550 hp (the standard Turbo offers 500 hp), with the maximum torque being increased from 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) to 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). And there’s more: the standard Sport Chrono Package allows the driver to temporarily increase the torque, using the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” modes. Thus, the torque is increased to 590 lb-ft (800 Nm).
All that muscle translates into stunning real world performance: the 0 to 62 mph sprint is covered in a supercar-rivaling 3.6 seconds, while the top speed sits at 306 km/h (190 mph).
The vehicle is connected to the road via new rims that come in a 20-inch size and are wrapped in high-performance tires. And the story doesn’t end at the “exterior” chapter, as the interior has also been upgraded. The cabin offers a new leather combinations, such as Agate Grey/ cream or Black/cream. Thus, the driver and the passengers can enjoy power in a luxurious environment in the traditional Porsche way.
The vehicle is scheduled to reach US showrooms later this spring. So, you’re considering making one of this four-door coupes yours? Well, be prepared to spend at least $173,200, not including the $975 destination charge. But wait, we're talking about a Porsche, so you'll certainly be tempted to bath in the optional extras abyss.
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