The highly anticipated and much awaited Porsche Panamera grand tourer was finally unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. And the wait was definitely worthwhile. This beauty on wheels is another winner from the famous automaker. The different variants of the beauty are the Panamera S, AWD 4S and the flagship Turbo. Powered by a 4.8L V8 engine developing maximum output of 400hp (294kW), the Panamera S reaches the 100km/h mark in just 5.4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 283km/h!
Power is also transmitted to the rear wheels as an option by Porsche’s seven-speed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox. The Panamera 4S too boasts of the same powerful engine but due to the additional AWD traction, it only needs 5.0 seconds to reach the 100km/h mark. Meanwhile, the Panamera Turbo, boasts of a twin-turbo 4.8L V8 engine with a healthy 500hp (368kW) on tap. When equipped with the PDK the car can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 303km/h. all models will be available from Porsche Traction Management, and customers will also have the option to choose from the unique new high-volume adjustable air suspension which offers a various performance options including a Sports Mode that lowers the car even further, stiffens effective spring rates and lowers the center of gravity.
A beauty, this car is definitely a must have for luxury car enthusiasts. The Panamera S will start at $89,800, while the AWD 4S will start at $93,800 and the flagship Turbo from $132,600. This beauty is expected to hit European markets by September and will be available in the US markets a month after that.