It seems impossible for a hybrid wagon to be faster than a supersport. But it is exactly the case of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Tourism – the hybrid version of the Panamera Sport Tourism .
Behind the extremely long name hides a high-performance family vehicle, thanks to the combination of the gasoline-powered V8 4.0 biturbo (550 hp) with an electric motor delivering 136 hp.
The combined power is 680 hp, with an impressive 86.7 mkgf of maximum torque.
Information released by Porsche indicates acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 s. From inertia to 200 km / h, only 8.5 seconds pass. The maximum speed is 310 km / h, and the vehicle can reach 140 km / h if you move only the electricity.
To get an idea of the potential of this car, the Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid needs 0.7 sa less than a 911 GTS to go from 0 to 100 km / h. The maximum speed is practically the same: 312 km / h of the GTS against 310 km / h.
Surprisingly, the wagon does not get that far from the hypersport 918 Spyder , which takes 2.5 seconds to reach 100 km / h and goes up to 345 km / h.
A curious element present in the model is the baffle installed in the ceiling to aid in driving. The part has three levels of inclination and can generate an aerodynamic load of up to 50 kilos on the rear axle.
The baffle remains collected at up to 170 km / h and is almost imperceptible to accompany the design of the ceiling. Above this speed, the wing rises to increase aerodynamic pressure and improve stability.
If Sport and Sport Plus modes are selected, the same happens above 90 km / h.
Despite the spectacular performance, the wagon is quite economical, recording an average consumption of 33.3 km / l and autonomy of up to 49 kilometers running purely with electricity.
Porsche informs that the batteries take from 2.4 to 6 hours to fully charge depending on the recharging point used.
The rear seat has an unusual 2 1 configuration, ie two individual shell-shaped seats at the ends plus a small seat in the center. The trunk has a capacity of 425 liters and can be extended up to 1,295 l if all the seats are folded.
The generous list of standard equipment includes body roll control, ceramic brake discs , 21-inch alloy wheels and adaptive pneumatic suspension with active management, among other items.
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Tour is already for sale in Germany from 188,592 euros. Its arrival in the Brazilian market is confirmed for the first half of 2018, but prices and configurations will still be defined.