The new Panamera Turbo S is the most powerful, most luxurious and the fastest Panamera ever and the new flagship model of Porsche’s Gran Turismo Series. It has an output of 570hp, a top speed of 310km/h and extended range of features which gives the Panamera a special place in it’s market segment. This new model will premiere at this years upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.
Several performance improving visual upgrades have been introduced for the new Panamera Turbo S which include the new 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels which are significantly larger and wider than the other Panamera models ensuring that it has the grip to control the immense raw power of it’s engine whilst increasing it’s aesthetic appeal. Another visual upgrade is the four-way rear spoiler which now matches the exterior color.
The new Panamera Turbo S features a set of all of the driving dynamics control systems, available for the model range, as standard. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is an active roll-bar balancing system which reduces the vehicle’s lateral inclination at bends resulting in more agility and comfort. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) splits the torque to the rear wheels, which is a standard nowadays in vehicles but what makes it different from ordinary vehicles is that is also uses an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock which locks the both wheels together and forces both wheels to turn in unison to provide improved traction in any driving situation. The new Panamera Turbo S also benefits from the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), a high performance brake system that has been developed for reducing brake wear and fading. Also present in the driving dynamics control systems arsenal of the new Panamera Turbo S is a speed sensitive Power-Steering Plus and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive damper control and adaptive air suspension with additional air volume.
The engine of the new Panamera Turbo S is a reworked Panamera Turbo engine to give an additional 50hp. To put out this additional 50hp, Porsche has now used two new turbo-chargers with larger compressors. The larger compressors increase the air flow whilst the chargers inject more oxygen at high speeds. Also reworked is the pressure which is now increased from 120bar to 140bar, together with two new turbo-chargers and the larger compressors they produce higher component loads which is absorbed by the all new aluminium alloy pistons which also have specially coated piston rings. These measure also prepare the air-fuel effectively which has helped to increase the torque from 700Nm to 750Nm at 2250-5000RPm and with overboost technology it can go up 800Nm.
Also the new Panamera Turbo S features the Sports Chrono Package as standard, putting the car’s settings to change according to the conditions at just a push of a button. Thanks to the reworked gear shifting strategy, the PDK changes between its seven gears even more rapidly, accelerating the new Gran Turismo top model from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. Finally the Interior is a two-tone leather type with embossed Porsche crests on the front headrests and have 14-way or 18-way power seats. The first units of the new Panamera Turbo S will be available by February 2014
This is just an overview of the new Panamera Turbo S, extensive details can be found in the press release below.
Performance and luxury for discerning drivers
Porsche is placing its fastest, most powerful and most luxurious Panamera at the peak of its Gran Turismo series: With a power output of 570 hp and a top speed of 310 km/h plus a particularly extensive and top-quality range of features, the Panamera Turbo S is guaranteed a special status in its market segment. The new top model in the Panamera model line will be celebrating its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The character of the new Panamera Turbo S is evident not only in its driving performance but also in the key distinguishing features of its appearance. An indication of the vehicle’s outstanding driving dynamics is provided by 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels, which are not only larger but also significantly wider than the standard wheels belonging to other Panamera models. The four-way rear spoiler, matching the exterior colour, is another distinctive feature.
The new top Panamera model from Porsche comes with an exceptionally extensive range of equipment appropriate for a top model in the luxury class. It features all of the driving dynamics control systems, available for the model range, as standard. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilization system, reduces the vehicle’s lateral inclination in curves, thereby increasing agility and comfort in equal measure. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) system works with a variable standard torque split at the rear wheels, in combination with an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock to provide improved traction in any driving situation. Thanks to the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), the Panamera Turbo S benefits from a high-performance brake system that is particularly resistant to brake fading and wear. The speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus represents the steering system. The chassis of the Panamera Turbo S also features the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive damper control and adaptive air suspension with additional air volume.
50 hp more power thanks to new turbochargers and a higher injection pressure
A 50-hp increase compared to the Panamera Turbo engine has been achieved through specific revision work on a number of components. Porsche is now using two new turbochargers with larger compressors in the Panamera Turbo S model. The new compressors increase the air flow, whilst the charger injects more oxygen into the combustion chambers at high loads and speeds. In addition, the injection pressure has been increased by 20 bar to 140 bar. Together, both of these measures also enable higher component loads, which are absorbed by pistons made from a new aluminium alloy and specially coated piston rings.
This concept has two further advantages: By preparing the air-fuel mixture in the combustion chambers more effectively, the torque also increases by 50 Nm to 750 Nm at between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm, with the overboost increasing to 800 Nm. Fuel consumption figures in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) are the same as those of the Panamera Turbo at 10.2 litres per 100 km, which is more than 11 per cent less than the predecessor model.
Thanks to the optional sports exhaust system, the Panamera Turbo S offers drivers the opportunity to revel in the sound of motorsport whenever they wish. This unique sound experience can be activated at the push of a button; it directs the engine sound straight into the interior. In addition, individual cylinders are skipped when switching up a gear, allowing the engine speed to fall faster and the clutch to engage quickly. This offers an acoustic side effect reminiscent of the characteristic babble of an eight-cylinder engine.
Sport Chrono package enhances sporty handling characteristics
The new Panamera Turbo S is perfectly equipped to effectively convert its increased level of power and torque into sporty driving dynamics. One of the requirements for this effective conversion of power is the optimum power transmission concept, which the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system offers in the ideal format, even in difficult driving conditions. The Sport Chrono package comes as standard, and coordinates the drive power and chassis settings at the touch of a button to guarantee a consistently sporty response. What’s more, the overboost function is activated in “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode as well as during kick-down in “Normal” mode; it temporarily increases the boost pressure to enable even more powerful acceleration and sprint capability. The “Launch Control” function guarantees the best possible acceleration when driving off, by optimally coordinating the responses of the engine control system and the Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission. Thanks to the reworked gear shifting strategy, the PDK changes between its seven gears even more rapidly, accelerating the new Gran Turismo top model from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.
Chassis with all Panamera assistance systems
The chassis features all of the active systems that Porsche has developed and introduced for the sporty Gran Turismo range as standard. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is the centrepiece, combining adaptive air suspension and adaptive damper control. The PASM continuously adjusts the damper forces and adapts them to suit road conditions and driving style. Using the PASM chassis button on the centre console, the driver can choose between three performance maps – Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. Similarly, the adaptive air suspension offers the ability to activate different spring rates to open up an even greater range of chassis characteristics, giving drivers the choice between a very high level of driving comfort and very sporty driving dynamics.
The combination of the PDCC and PTV Plus means that the Panamera Turbo S features the most advanced version of the Panamera chassis as standard. The PDCC prevents the vehicle body from rolling on its longitudinal axis by applying a counter torque using active stabilisers on the front and rear axles. This system also improves vehicle balance via dynamic roll moment distribution, resulting in excellent agility in every speed range driven as well as optimum steering performance and balanced load alteration behaviour. Increased agility is achieved because the tyres constantly maintain the ideal position on the road, allowing optimised lateral forces to build up and act upon each tyre. Variable roll moment distribution also directly influences the vehicle’s self-steering properties.
The PDCC, PASM and air suspension are always controlled together when one of the three chassis programmes is selected. In “Comfort” mode the systems provide a relaxed journey on uneven roads. In “Sport” and “Sport plus” setting, active intervention by the systems influence steering behaviour, maximum roll support, self-steering properties and traction in order to secure maximum performance and agility.
PTV Plus for even better cornering: Race-tested ceramic breaks
The advantages offered by the PDCC in terms of driving dynamics are further enhanced by the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system and the electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock with variable locking effect. The system optimises steering behaviour and traction for a sporty driving experience.
The Panamera Turbo S comes with PCCB as standard. These super powerful, race-tested ceramic brakes with yellow brake callipers offer clear advantages over conventional grey cast iron brake discs. A reduction in mass of approximately 50 per cent, a faster handling response and the corrosion resistance of the brake calliper rings guarantee maximum performance.
Interior: Two-tone-leather interior and comfort seats
The synthesis between exclusivity and sportiness is upheld in the interior by the two-tone leather furnishings, offered as standard. One particular highlight is the new interior package in “Dark Burl Walnut”. The new decor includes a hint of red, providing a slightly cooler effect. The interior of the Panamera Turbo S is completed by the embossed Porsche crests in the front headrests.
The 14-way power front seats come standard and can be combined with the memory package for excellent travel comfort. The memory package comprises seat surface extension, lumbar support and electrical steering column adjustment. Both the front and rear seats offer seat ventilation. As an option, customers can order adaptive sport seats which include the comfort memory package with raised seat side bolsters and electronic, 18-way adjustment.
At the rear, two single seats with a folding central arm rest offer generous leg and head room. Both rear passengers are protected by side air bags.
The new top-of-the-range Panamera Turbo S is available for order as of now with first units being available in February 2014. The basic retail price is available on request at the nearest Porsche Centre.
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