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News Porsche Panamera Gets 620hp Turbo S, More Powerful PHEV

Porsche Panamera Gets 620hp Turbo S, More Powerful PHEV

All-new 620 hp Turbo S and 4S E-Hybrid augment Porsche Panamera line for 2021

  • 602 hp for Panamera Turbo S

  • Chassis and styling tweaks for every Panamera


The Porsche Taycan EV might be grabbing all of the electricity at the automaker, but it’s not the company’s only sedan looking fresh today. The Porsche Panamera has just been facelifted for 2021 getting a more powerful Turbo S model, a tweaked GTS, and a plug-in hybrid sporting an all new driveline.

Visual upgrades start with the now-standard Sport Design front end, fitted to all Panameras including Sport Turismo and Executive. Larger air intakes and side cooling openings give the car a more aggressive look and the Turbo S gets even larger intakes with lighting and other front styling elements unique to that model.

More important for buyers of that new Turbo S, the 4.0L V8 makes 620 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque, a massive 70 hp more than last year’s Turbo and enough to send it to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. Three-chamber Porsche active air suspension and dynamic chassis control are customized to give the model optimum handling, as shown by the car’s fresh new Nürburgring class lap record.

The GTS’s V8 now makes 473 hp and 457 lb-ft, 20 horses more than before, but the power delivery has been tuned to be more like a classic naturally aspirated sports car, Porsche says, emphasising the V8’s noise and making the power increase all the way to redline. The base Panamera and Panamera 4 continue with the same 2.9L twin-turbo 325 hp V6 as last year, but all have gotten tweaks to the suspension to improve stability.

The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is an addition to the lineup and links a 134 hp electric motor into the eight-speed PDK box and 443 hp V6 for a total of 552 hp and 553 lb-ft. The battery is up to 17.9 kWh, which should allow for a longer all-electric range and the hybrid can hit 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

Porsche’s 2021 Panamera models will arrive in Canada in the first quarter of next year, starting from $99,300 for a base rear-drive car to $202,400 for the Turbo S.

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