New 542bhp Panamera Turbo S

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30 March 2011

This new Turbo S replica is the fastest, the majority influential variant of the Porsche Panamera yet.

The twin-turbo 4.8-litre V8 super-saloon has had a authority hike in excess of the Turbo replica on construct it is based, as of 493bhp to 542bhp, captivating it additional than its Mercedes S63 AMG (518bhp) and BMW 760Li (537bhp) rivals. The Turbo Ss top pace is 191mph, 3mph senior supposed the normal Turbo, as,at the same time as its 3.8sec 0-62mph occasion construct it quicker supposed a 911 GT3 RS (4.0sec).

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Porsche engineers contain fitted titanium-aluminium turbine wheels to the turbochargers and revised the engine manage management of the Turbo S to boost authority and performance. Torque is too up in the S in excess of the normal Turbo, as of 510lb ft to 553lb ft at what time driven in Sport and Sport Plus modes, and up to 590lb ft is obtainable by means of an overboost function.

These increases contain person's name complete with no sacrificing economy, construct stays at 24.6mpg combined, due to the lighter heaviness and inferior inertia of the turbine and compressor wheel in the turbochargers.

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Full street examination of the Porsche Panamera Turbo

Several lively understanding are obtainable as normal on the Turbo S. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control boosts cornering stability, as,at the same time as Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus mechanism by means of an electronically forbidden limited-slip differential to be relevant a changeable torque tear to the back wheels for better traction and agility. A Sport Chrono Package Turbo revises suspension and engine controls for a additional œsporting drive in Sport Plus mode.

Styling profits comprise new 20-inch Turbo II wheels, a sports education exhaust and a two-tone leather interior. The Turbo S weapons in sale in June, sensibly as of £122,623, a close to £20k hike in excess of the normal Turbo.

Mark Tisshaw

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