Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo arrives with £141k pricetag

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers 680bhp of petrol-electric grunt

Porsche has added another petrol-electric model to its line-up with the addition of the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, starting from £140,868.

Sharing hybrid technology with the 918 hypercar and the same powertrain as the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the new Panamera Sport Turismo has the petrol engine from the existing Panamera Turbo, but with an additional electric motor bolted alongside the 550bhp 4-litre twin-turbo V8. The electric motor adds another 136bhp, giving a combined total of 680bhp with 850Nm of torque being delivered from just 1,400rpm.

Acceleration is boosted with a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 192mph. Fuel consumption is also boosted as the Turbo S E-Hybrid produces 97mpg on the combined cycle with an electric-only range of 31 miles. Top speed in electric power mode is 87mph with the motor taking between two and six hours to re-charge.

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Standard equipment on the Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo includes ceramic brakes, Dynamic Chassis Control, Torque Vectoring and 21-inch alloy wheels.

While performance and emissions remain the focal point of Porsche’s new hybrid Panamera, practicality is another strength of the Sport Turismo bodystyle. The new model offers luggage space increased to 425 litres over the standard Panamera. The three rear seats can be folded down, offering a total of 1,295 litres in this configuration.

The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is available to order now, with customers also having the option to hone their driving skills by taking part in a tailored driving lesson at the Porsche Experience Centre in Silverstone.

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