Set to go on show at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid mixes the existing Panamera Turbo's 404kW/770Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with electric assistance to bring total outputs up to 500kW and 850Nm.
This extra performance allows the flagship E-Hybrid model to sprint from 0-100km/h in a claimed 3.4 seconds making it 0.2 second quicker than the petrol-only Turbo model, with a top speed of 310km/h.
It comes equipped with Porsche's eight-speed PDK transmission with power delivered to all-four wheels.
All these impressive statistics are matched by the swoopy four-door's claimed fuel use which comes in at a bargain basement figure of just 2.9L/100km - albeit this is based on claims that the green machine can run on electric power alone for up to 50km. Either way it is still a mighty figure, especially when compared to the standard Turbo's claimed 9.3L/100km.
Power is supplied to the electric motor via a 14.1kWh lithium ion battery that can be fully charged in six hours from a conventional wall socket.
The all-wheel drive performance limousine matches the standard Turbo for cabin ambience with an extensive use of premium materials and 21-inch alloy wheels on the outside while also incorporating performance features such as adaptive aerodynamic elements.
Pricing starts from $460,100 before on-road costs, which is a sizeable premium compared to the $376,900 that the regular Turbo commands.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now on sale in Australia with deliveries commencing in the third quarter.
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