Porsche Panamera Turbo S (2012)

 
  
CARBARN | Porsche Panamera Turbo S (2012) | Man, that 494-horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo're driving is hot. Geeze, you even got the $ 2.440 Sport Chrono Pack Plus, so Those 60 mph runs must flash by in 4.0 seconds flat, Sometimes less, thanks in no small part to the 567 pound-feet of torque overboost. Damn. Silly Porsche price-gouging options lists. Pshaw. Oh, crap, Those 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels are wrapped in performance tires specially concocted with sidewalls That just read "Michelin." And its got a Porsche Exclusive side skirts, thick black-lacquered window trims, And that exhaust. it's the Panamera Turbo S you read about.  With the specific Sport Chrono Turbo is fitted as standard, They say it'll scorch the 60-mph run easily in just 3.6 seconds.



Maybe the upcoming latest Mercedes E63 AMG with its 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 and Performance Pack Could Make an Attempt at wrenching and wringing out the cockles of our heart's high-performance luxury, but We doubt it already. Hunkered down in our own "Blurred landscape" mode with the Sport Chrono's Sport Plus button lit up and four exhaust tips blaring, in this moment That was The Sweetest of Porsche cars.

Apart from intermittent lulls of uncooperative traffic bottlenecks and Seriously inclement weather, We did not want to un-light nor the Sport Plus button Soften the Porsche Active Suspension Management much. The press kit Tells Us That the Porsche Panamera Turbo S weighs in at 4.400 pounds plus, but the onboard tech and chassis setup convince us we're in a really sizable, roaring 911 Turbo S.  Guess we'll have to wait for that promised "everyday" four-door Lamborghini Estoque based on the concept. Ferrari still Sighs heavily Whenever anyone ACKs the four-door question.

Up until this driving S-ified Panamera Turbo trim, We never really Obsessed over these big-GT Debates. Basically, you can order the All Things to add to your Panamera Turbo, including the Panamera Turbo Powerkit (normally $ 21.730), come standard on a Turbo S. The $ 5,000 (but the standard here) Anti-Sway police provided by the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control works together with the nimble Porsche's electronically controlled Torque vectoring Plus at the rear axle differential to straighten out the most demanding curves. At this level of heavyweight performance, that the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake System Remains an $ 8.840 option is a bit of a joke. If you want to go to the extremes where this car just took us, PCCB needs to be standard, just as the seven-speed PDK gearbox with its far better paddle-shifting Sport steering wheel and 20-inch wheels (9.5-inch wide front and 11.0-inch wide rear) and a sports exhaust are standard.

Calmly urging around the Panamera S Hybrid recently tested versus the drama of chucking around the Nearly twice as expensive Turbo S - Incidentally the which gets the same 23-mpg EPA highway rating as the Turbo - has shown us the tempting extremes of this impeccably Executed Porsche.

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