For 2011 Porsche have added a new top-spec model to the Panamera
The Panamera Turbo S generates 10 percent more power than the
standard Panamera Turbo, for a total of 550 horsepower. The
torque is also increased over the Turbo from 516 lb-ft (700
Nm) to 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). In the "Sport" and "Sport
Plus" mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo,
the overboost function can temporarily generate additional torque
with a peak rating of 590 lb-ft (800 Nm).
Of course, with a more powerful engine, the performance has
also been enhanced. When using Launch Control the 0-60 mph sprint
is dealt with in 3.6 seconds. The top speed of the Panamera
Turbo S is 191 mph. Despite the increased performance, fuel
consumption of the Panamera Turbo S remains at the same level
as the Panamera Turbo.
The increased performance compared with the Panamera Turbo can
be attributed to two significant changes. Improved turbochargers
with titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control
management. The use of the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy
reduces the weight of the turbine and compressor wheel. This
results in a lower moment of inertia, and thus improved and
more responsive acceleration.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S features several key driving dynamics
control systems as standard. For example, Porsche Dynamic Chassis
Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilization system, improves
cornering stability and enhances both driving dynamics and comfort
in equal amounts. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) applies
a variable torque split to the rear wheels which, in combination
with an electronically controlled rear limited slip differential,
ensures superior traction. The car's Sport Chrono Package Turbo,
which tunes the suspension settings and engine controls, makes
the car even more sporting when the additional "Sport Plus"
button is pressed. Completing the dynamic enhancements is a
sports exhaust system that gives the engine a throaty growl.
The character of the Panamera Turbo S is reflected not just
in its performance, but is also displayed through the revised
exterior design. Upgrades include 20-inch Turbo II alloy wheels
with increased rear axle track width, side skirts from the Porsche
Exclusive range and an adaptive extending four-way rear spoiler.
Inside, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is fitted with standard
two-color leather upholstery, including two new optional combinations
of black/cream and agate gray/cream exclusively for the Panamera
Turbo S. Agate Gray Metallic will also be an exclusive exterior
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2010 Porsche Panamera
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