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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo Is a 2.4 Ton, 680 HP Wagon

Ever wondered what Porsche does while keeping us busy with the teasers for the 2018 911 GT2 RS Nurburgring record? The most recent answer to that question has just seen Zuffenhausen introducing what it probably the world's most powerful wagon ever, namely the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid.
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Isn't it amazing that while an average human will need up to 5s to pronounce the name of the uber-hybrid, the thing needs just 3.2 seconds to hit 60 mph? Keep mashing the throttle and you'll hit 192 mph, dog in the back and all.

Those kind of numbers are only natural when you think that the Sport Turismo borrows the gas-electric powertrain of the normal Turbo S E-Hybrid, if we may call it so.

Compared to the standard Panny, the Sport Turismo's higher roofline means you get extra headroom and more space for your luggage. And you can configure the back seat in two ways, having to choose between reclining bucket seats (here's a combo that sounds awesome) and a three-seater layout.

The German automotive producer doesn't mention the Nurburgring lap time of the family-destined madness, but, given assets such as the optional rear-axle steering and the standard ceramic brakes, you'll be able to keep up with supercars both in a straight line and through the corners.

So far, only the European scale footprint of the car has been published and we have to mention that the added weight of the hybrid system can't be overlooked. The Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid weighs in at 2,325 kg DIN (2,400 kg according to EU regulations or 5,291 lbs), which means this body type is 15 kg/33 lbs chunkier than the one it joins.

As for the pricing, the family sprinter will set you back $188,400 (plus a $1,050 destination charge), which is $4,000 over what you'll pay for the non-Sport Turismo model.

All we have to do now is wait for the Porsche to drop the Turbo S E-Hybrid incarnation of the 2019 Cayenne, which has already been confirmed.

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