Porsche Panamera Turbo S has been revealed, and is pictured here for the first time.
has raised the already imposing performance potential of the Turbo S,
giving the facelifted model a 20bhp boost in reserves to take the output
of its twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 up to 562bhp – 49bhp more than
the recently introduced facelifted Panamera Turbo.
To be revealed to the public at the upcoming Tokyo motor show
prior to the start of UK sales in February 2014, the range-topping
Panamera model adopts the various exterior and interior styling upgrades
brought to other less powerful Panamera models earlier this year.
Included in the mid-life make-over is a new front bumper with larger air intakes and redesigned head lamps with LED operation.
changes are concentrated at the rear, which receives a larger rear
window within the tailgate along with a colour-keyed four-way spoiler
and a new bumper which now houses the licence plate.
the standard model, Porsche now offers the Panamera Turbo S in
Executive form with a 150mm longer wheelbase in selected markets, both
running 20-inch 911 Turbo-style wheels shod with 285/40 and 295/35 profile tyres as standard.
the heart of the facelifted Panamera Turbo S is a lightly revised
version of its predecessor’s twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8. It gains
new turbochargers boasting a larger compressor for improved air flow and
Further changes are concentrated on the injection
system, which now operates at a pressure of 140 bar – up from a previous
120 bar. New pistons and piston rings featuring a newly developed
aluminium coasting are also used.
Despite delivering more power
than before, the reworked engine continues to serve up a nominal 553lb
ft of torque, but on a slightly wider range of revs between 2250 and
An overboost function sees the maximum torque rating raised to 590lb ft, but only for short bursts of full throttle action.
Thanks to: Autocar