30 Jul Porsche Panamera Turbo —Is This Super Sedan a Proper Porsche?
The Turbo variant features a 4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 550 hp and shoots the car to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds, making it one of the fastest-accelerating sedans on the market. For the 2018 model, Porsche made iterative updates to the Panamera Turbo to maintain performance while increasing efficiency. Porsche positioned the car’s turbochargers in between the cylinder banks to reduce their reaction time and minimize exhaust stream drag. When driving downhill or around town, where there is little need for substantial torque, the driver can opt to use four cylinders instead of eight, helping the Panamera achieve a combined average fuel efficiency of 21 mpg. In terms of stopping power, the Panamera Turbo brings its nearly 4,400-pound body to rest with six-piston aluminum monobloc brake calipers at both front and rear wheels. Additionally, pedal travel is tight, resulting in impressively short and precise braking power. As a complete package, the Porsche Panamera is one of the best-performing sedans on the road today.
Additionally, what separates the Panamera Turbo from the four-door pack is coupling its robust sports-car capabilities with superior passenger utility, safety, and comfort fit for a family. From a newly styled glass center console to the two-piece panoramic sunroof, the Panamera’s interior is sumptuous to say the least. Together with customization and optional upgrades, which include 10-inch removable touchscreen tablets mounted to the back of the front-seat headrests, the Panamera is more private jet than town car.