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The Porsche Panamera Turbo S will raise the four-door sports car bar when it debuts at the 2011 New York International Auto Show next month.

Yesterday, CarAdvice accurately reported the Panamera Turbo S would feature an uprated version of the standard Turbo’s 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, with power up from 368kW to 410kW.

Torque has also jumped up to 750Nm (from 700Nm) and peaks at 800Nm when the overboost function is engaged.

Porsche says the additional engine performance is the result of two key enhancements: new twin turbochargers with titanium-aluminium turbines (leading to reduced weight and quicker turbo response), and a modified engine control.

The improvements mean the Panamera Turbo S is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 3.8 seconds, putting it at the business end of the Porsche’s supercar line-up. Its top speed is a blistering 306km/h.

Despite the added performance, combined cycle fuel consumption under the European NEDC system will top 11.5 litres/100km.

Standard advanced performance features include Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (an active anti-roll system that reduces roll in corners and enhances stability, handling and comfort), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (an advanced traction control system), Servotronic steering, sports exhaust and ‘Sport Plus’ button.

New 20-inch Turbo II alloy wheels, adaptive four-way extending rear spoiler, Porsche Exclusive side skirts, two-tone leather upholstery and a unique Agate Grey Metallic paint option also add to the premium package.

The 2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo S will be officially unveiled at New York on April 20. The Panamera Turbo S is now on sale in Australia for $440,200 (a $75,300 price premium over the standard Panamera Turbo), with the first customer deliveries to commence in October.




  • Henry F

    First three-quarters of the car look good, only to be disappointed by the last quarter. This car still hasn’t grown on me (not that I could afford one!). Still, the numbers look really impressive on this model.