Since its introduction to the market in 2009, Porsche’s Panamera range has been a spectacular success for the company. If you haven’t driven one, the extravagant supercar is Porsche’s high performance sedan. While quite large, the sedan provides plenty of interior and storage space while delivering the best in-class driving dynamics. Now, the sedan has become even more superior than its competition. So much so that Porsche has placed it at the peak of its marketing platform and will be entering it in the Gran Turismo series.
The Panamera Turbo S will now have another option added to its line-up. The Panamera Turbo S Executive will offer a 5.9 inch extension to the wheelbase. This allows for even more space, as well as comfort. Two-tone leather trim and electronic 14-way adjustable bucket seats give way to the highest quality inside the best of performance.
Porsche has enhanced the twin-turbo V8 beneath the hood from the original with revisions to certain engine components, such as the turbochargers. New turbochargers add another 50 hp to the already high output, and also increases injection pressure to 140 bar. These improved components, as well as new aluminum pistons, provide the Panamera with a grand total of 570 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, with a top speed of 192 mph.
Driving dynamics are improved with an active chassis that is loaded with assistance systems. The active systems come standard in the Panamera range and allow for the driver to choose between three driving modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. These driving modes, called the Chrono Package, also offer the option for the driver to adjust each mode individually to ensure a personalized dynamic driving experience. The improved Launch Control found in Sport and Sport Plus mode allow drivers to take off from a stand still faster than ever before.
While impressive handling around windy roads and tracks is expected from a Porsche, Panamera customers will experience the best in driving dynamics with the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system. It pairs with the electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock with variable locking effect. This optimized new way of maneuvering comes standard, and includes race-derived carbon ceramic brakes.
The Panamera Turbo S is a truly race-derived sedan that has already proven itself as a high seller. In fact, as of September, the Panamera and the Cayenne were the highest sold vehicles in Porsche’s line-up. The latest vehicle advancements will only prove further that customers only receive the best when buying Porsche.
The fastest, most luxurious sedan to come from the German icons line-up will be proving itself on the road and the track. We look forward to seeing the outcome for the sedan that was built to be “performance for discerning drivers.”