Porsche Panamera Turbo S (2021): Classic three-quarter view from oblique front

2021 Porsche Panamera Revealed With Turbo S Rated At 620 Horsepower

The 2021 Porsche Panamera

New Panamera celebrates world premiere with significantly improved performance and updated styling

Atlanta, Georgia. Combining impressive performance with superior comfort, the Porsche Panamera is significantly improved and redesigned for the 2021 model year. Improving performance was a key priority, and several new powertrains reflect this.

Featuring changes to the crankshaft, connecting rods, timing chain transmission and torsional vibration dampers, along with new fuel injectors and reduced compression ratio, an upgraded 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 developing 620 horsepower and 604 lb-ft. of torque is at the heart of the new Panamera Turbo S, which replaces the old Panamera Turbo (550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft).

This new engine allows the Panamera Turbo S sedan and Sport Turismo models to run from 0 to 100 km / h, using Launch Control, in 2.9 seconds (3.0 seconds for the Panamera Turbo S Executive), 0, 5 seconds faster than previous Panamera Turbo models. All Panamera Turbo S models reach a top speed of 196 mph.

The sporty Panamera GTS’s twin-turbo V8 (473 hp and 457 lb-ft) gets a 20 hp increase over the previous model, and its throttle calibration is tuned to resemble the responsiveness and smoothness of ‘an atmospheric engine. even more closely.

At the same time, Porsche is expanding its hybrid offering with a new plug-in hybrid model for the Panamera model range; the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. An electric motor mated to a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine produces a system power of 552 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. couple. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid sedan can hit 60 mph with Launch Control in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 185 mph – delivering performance similar to the previous 550 hp Panamera Turbo. For the 2021 model year, all Panamera E-Hybrid models now feature a 27% greater hybrid battery capacity (up to 17.9 kWh vs. 14.1 kWh previously) as well as recalibrated drive modes for maximizing the performance and efficiency of the powertrain. Standard Panamera models are now fitted with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo engine producing 325 hp, replacing the old 3.0-liter mono-turbo engine.

Subtle updates improve the styling of 2021 Panamera models

The new generation of Panamera is characterized by a number of styling updates. All Panamera models are now fitted with the SportDesign front fairing (previously optional) as standard, further enhancing the car’s front design. A redesigned SportDesign package, with or without carbon fiber, will be available as an upgrade. A new continuous light strip extends to the rear of the car, seamlessly connecting the two taillights, while the lower rear fairing sports new diffuser fins. A new 20 inch wheel design and two new 21 inch wheel designs are available.

The Panamera GTS stands out with an updated SportDesign front and rear fairing in satin black, as well as 20-inch Panamera Design wheels in satin black specific to the GTS and tinted tail lights in an exclusive design, as well as lettering and designations. black pattern. Standard on the GTS, the sports exhaust system has been redesigned to deliver an even more pronounced V8 rumble and is available on the Panamera Turbo S.

Highlighting their impressive performance, the new Panamera Turbo S variants come with a model-specific front fairing that features larger air intakes and a new Turbo S front light signature.

As before, most powertrains come in Sedan, Sport Turismo, and Executive body styles, with the latter offering a particularly large amount of rear seat room due to its longer 5.9-inch wheelbase. Also note, two new colors – Cherry Red Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic.

Interior with a high degree of comfort and connectivity

The interior of the new Panamera has also been updated with a newly designed multifunction sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. The Panamera Turbo S comes standard with a new GT Sport steering wheel with leather-wrapped paddle shifters, and is optional on other Panamera models. Following in GTS tradition, the GT Sport steering wheel, as well as many other interior spaces of the Panamera GTS, are covered with Race-Tex.

The Panamera and Panamera 4S E-Hybrid models come standard with 8-way power adjustable comfort seats with driver memory package, while the Turbo S models are equipped with 14-way power adjustable comfort seats with memory. Tailored to its performance and enthusiast-oriented nature, the Panamera GTS comes standard with adaptive sports seats with 18 power settings. 14-way comfort seats and 18-way adaptive sport seats are optional on other Panamera models.

The center console features the familiar 12.3-inch center touchscreen and continues to offer extensive connectivity, including online navigation, real-time traffic information and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Panamera Turbo S is also equipped with a BOSE® 14-speaker 710-watt surround sound system with separate subwoofer as standard (optional on other Panamera models), while a high-end Burmester 3D system. range with 21 1455 watt speakers with an active 400 watt subwoofer can be ordered as an option for all variants.

Recalibrated chassis systems, a new generation of tires and powerful brakes

The latest Panamera has been refined specifically for each model; from sharp and compound on the standard model to performance-oriented on the GTS and Turbo S. Steering is also recalibrated to fine-tune feedback and further increase responsiveness.

Living up to its impressive engine performance, the Panamera Turbo S is equipped with the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) roll stabilization system, PTV Plus (Porsche Torque Vectoring), rear axle steering, 911 Turbo wheels 21-inch design and Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) as standard, all of which can be ordered as an option on other Panamera models. The Panamera Turbo S PCCB rotors measure 420mm at the front and 410mm at the rear and are fitted with yellow or black brake calipers depending on customer demand.

In keeping with all of these updated systems, a new generation of tires offers both increased grip and lower rolling resistance compared to the previous generation. For the first time, an ultra high performance summer tire is available on Panamera models that allows all chassis and suspension systems to perform at their highest level of capability.

Extensive assistance functions available

All 2021 Panamera models are now fitted with Lane Keeping Assist with traffic sign recognition as standard. Using a camera, the system detects dividing line marks on the road and helps the driver stay in the lane by performing corrective steering commands (active at speeds above 40 mph). Traffic Sign Recognition also uses a camera and navigation data to detect traffic signs and displays them in the dashboard. Like the previous model, the new Panamera can optionally be fitted with a host of assistance systems, including a head-up display, night vision assistance, lane change assistance, panoramic view and a Porsche InnoDrive. with adaptive cruise control.

Price and availability

The 2021 Panamera models will be available to order starting early next year and are expected to arrive at US dealerships in the spring of 2021. Pricing will be announced once order availability begins.

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