If you’re looking for a coupe with extremely fast acceleration, say three sub-second 0-60 mph, the selection is plentiful. Comb through our personal road test data collection so diligently on our road test summary and you will find very few. But let’s say your search for 3 sec requires a car capable of carrying three passengers plus through individual ports, the list is as unique as a stanchioned outside the Hollywood club. Few manufacturers produce cars with that kind of power. Unless they are Porsche. His Panamera Turbo is an elite member of the club and four-door sedan fast and after 2011 New York International Auto Show, which will have another.
Making his debut in the Big Apple will be the 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S. The sporty brother the Panamera Turbo, which both share the 4.8-liter V-8 the same heart. When the two differ is their turbocharger. The Panamera Turbo S gets new twin turbos with aluminum-titanium turbines that are lighter and more responsive than the Turbo model. Retuned, pumps Turbo S with 553 lb-ft of torque and 550 hp. The regular Panamera Turbo produces 516 lb-ft of torque and 500 hp, 37 hp and 50 lb.-ft. less than the Turbo S – a disparity of 10 percent for the latter.
If these increases are not enough, the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo provides an overboost feature on “Sport” or “Sport Plus” mode, bumping the figure twisting to 590 lb-ft of torque – 74 lb.-ft. more than the standard Turbo Panamera .
To put the extra torque to the ground, new 20-inch wheels Turbo II with the greatest come backs filled with the rear haunches S. Turbo Porsche Panamera Exclusive side skirts and an adaptation of four-way round extending rear spoiler with the outside. The cabin comes with the standard two-tone leather with cream / black / cream combinations Unique Agate Grey Panamera Turbo S. Exclusive to the exterior paint will be the Agate Gray Metallic.
In the vein with the sportsmanship associated with the plate S, the Panamera Turbo S is loaded with standard features: Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC: system-active anti-roll that reduces the movement of the body under lateral load), torque vectoring (PMTCT Plus : variable torque split to the rear axle and increase traction electronically controlled rear differential and cornering), and Servotronic steering system (steering speed-sensitive).
As for the 0-60 mph time. With Launch Control on the Porsche, the Panamera Turbo S conservatively pegged at 3.6 Mon Jonathan Elfalan our Road Test Editor, expects low 3s at our test track deep in putting the sedan Ferrari and Lambo country. The maximum speed is rated at 190 mph and fuel efficiency at 15 city/23 highway.
Priced at $ 173,200 (plus $ 975 for delivery), the Porsche Panamera Turbo S goes on sale later this spring.