Porsche Unveils the Panamera Turbo S

Posted: Mar 30, 2011 10:20 a.m.

Porsche has revealed a more powerful version of its super luxury car: the Panamera Turbo S. “With its new four-door Panamera Turbo S, Porsche once again raises the bar for sporty four-door luxury cars by delivering ultra high performance and efficiency, sports-car-like driving dynamics and first-class comfort in a purely Porsche package,” says Porsche in a press release

Performance is already impressive across the Panamera line, but the Turbo S takes it to a new level. “As expected, the Turbo S gets a power increase up to 550 horsepower, 50 more than the standard Turbo model, thanks to new twin turbochargers with enhanced turbines and modified engine programming,” writes Autoblog. “Torque is also up, 553 lb-ft compared to 516 lb-ft. Porsche says that the Panamera Turbo S is capable of reaching 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds as well as a top speed of 190 mph, all while returning an estimated 15/23 mpg.”

All that performance won’t come cheap -- expect the Panamera Turbo S to go on sale later this spring with a base sticker price of $173,200.

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