Porsche, back in August introduced the facelifted Panamera, but the car’s range-topping Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid variant was missing. Porsche was saving the reveal until now.
The most notable is the 2021 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid which is the most powerful Panamera as well as the second most powerful Porsche currently in existence.
Motivation comes from a plug-in hybrid powertrain that features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 563 hp (420 kW / 571 PS). The model also has a larger 17.9 kWh battery pack which powers an electric motor that develops 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS).
This gives the car a combined output of 689 hp (514 kW / 699 PS) and 642 lb-ft (870 Nm) of torque. It enables the Sedan and Sport Turismo variants to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in three seconds, before hitting a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h).
For buyers with more modest budgets, there’s the 2021 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid which slots beneath the recently introduced Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. The non S variant has a twin-turbo V6 engine and an electric motor which is integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
This gives the model a combined output of 455 hp (339 kW / 461 PS). It allows the car to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds, before topping out at 174 mph (280 km/h).
Besides introducing the plug-in hybrids, Porsche unveiled the 2021 Panamera 4S. It features a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that develops 443 hp (330 kW / 449 PS). In terms of performance, 60 mph (96 km/h) comes in 3.9 seconds when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono package. The top speed also climbs by 4 mph (6 km/h) to 183 mph (295 km/h).
The Turbo S E-Hybrid is a bit different with dual C-shaped Turbo front light housings paired with larger side air intakes. Three new 20- and 21-inch wheels and two new exterior colors are also available.
The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid goes on sale with the rest of the revamped Panamera lineup next spring. The order books open early next year, though pricing information won’t be available until closer to the car’s on-sale date. The 2020 model starts at $190,000 so expect something similar.