2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo 0-140 MPH Acceleration Test Shows Wild Performance

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo acceleration test 10 photos
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You would expect the general population's automotive education to sharpen up, but if you look at how much trust people still put in the classic 0-60 and top speed figures alone, that doesn't seem to be the case.
However, we're here to gift you with some real world numbers and it all has to do with the latest model in the Porsche stable, namely the 2017 Panamera.

The piece of footage at the bottom of the page allows us to see what happens when the luxury sedan is tasked with playing the 0 to 140 mph (that's 225 km/h, you metric system aficionados). And yes, the Launch Control feature maximizes the potential of the Zuffenahusen machine's all-wheel-drive.

The hostilities take place on the track, with a Porsche instructor manhandling the Panamera Turbo. And while the top value mentioned above might seem far from the car's official 190 mph (306 km/h) top speed, if you think about it, these are the kind of speeds one gets to use in the real world, even if we're talking about the (let's face it) occasional speeders.

Nevertheless, since we can't miss the part where we drop the specs reminder, we'll start by mentioning that the 520 horsepower, 4.8-liter twin-turbo of the outgoing Panamera Turbo has made room for a new twin-turbo 3,996cc unit. The fresh powerplant delivers 550 hp and a peak torque of 567 lb-ft (that's 770 Nm). Oh, and let's not forget the second-gen PDK, a piece of ZF-supplied hardware that comes with eight forward ratios.

OK, we'll also list the classic performance benchmark mentioned in the intro - the Turbo badge means the second-generation Panamera can complete the 0 to 60 mph run in 3.6 seconds, with the optional Sports Chrono package shaving 0.2 seconds off that time. For the record, that means the Panamera is on par with the Dodge Charger Hellcat. And now we can finally let the video do its job...

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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