Porsche is working on a more powerful Panamera E-HybridAugust 30, 2020
Thomas Freemouth, Porsche’s vice president of Panamera product range, said three hybrid versions of the stylish Panamera fastback will be unveiled soon. The latter will be more powerful than the updated Porsche Panamera in the Turbo S version.
A completely redesigned 2021 Porsche Panamera fastback was unveiled a few days ago. And not so long ago, in an interview, Thomas Frimuth, Porsche’s vice president of Panamera range, said that a more powerful version of the model could soon be available, which will use a plug-in hybrid engine.
The most powerful Porsche Panamera Turbo S offers 620 horsepower and 820 Nm of torque.
The previous Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid had 677 horsepower. It was powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine as well as an electric motor. Rumors point to a plug-in hybrid version of the already powerful 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that will power the new Turbo S.
“The Panamera will have even more power. Just wait a few weeks or months, ”says Mr Freemouth. “There will be three hybrids in the model line, as you know from the past. So the base hybrid and the Turbo S E-Hybrid are coming next month. ”
He also said the electrified version will be more powerful than the current Turbo S, but not necessarily faster in terms of lap times. “The Turbo S E-Hybrid will not be faster on a track like the Nurburgring. It has more horsepower, but in terms of car weight at the Nurburgring, the regular Turbo S is faster. “
Fremouth also confirmed that the electric motors in each Panamera model will add around 134 horsepower. So, in theory, if you add the Turbo S and its 4.0-liter V8, you see the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with almost 740 horsepower.
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