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Porsche is reportedly working on a new range-topping Turbo S version of its four-door Panamera. Much like the Turbo S versions of the 911 and Cayenne, this would likely mean a bump in power is in order, as well as tweaked design elements and some additional standard equipment.

Autoblog.it reports that the Panamera Turbo S is expected to produce around 550 horsepower – 50 hp more than the 'base' Turbo. Torque output is also pegged to increase from 516 pound-feet (or 568 lb-ft with the Sport Chrono Turbo pack) to around 590 lb-ft. Thus, the Panamera Turbo S should sprint to 62 miles per hour in around 3.8 seconds.

Rumors suggest that Porsche could debut its Panamera Turbo S as early as April at either the New York Auto Show or the Shanghai Motor Show. Based on the price premium the 911 Turbo S commands over the 911 Turbo, we expect the mooted Panamera Turbo S to be priced somewhere around the $160,000 mark.

Photos copyright ©2011 Michael Harley / AOL

[Source: Autoblog.it (translated)]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      I too, wonder how many dissenters of this car's looks have seen one in person. While it's no beauty queen, it's not disgusting, and it's got good proportions. My gripe is just that it's so damn big.

      Anywho, the point of this car is driving dynamics, and everything I've read about the car says it nailed it. I can personally get over the looks to have fullsize awd sedan that runs low 3's 0-60 and 11's in the 1/4, and STILL handles. Still slower than a CTS-V?? Not on your life.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well one thing is for sure, it will go like stink.

      Didn't some auto rag get one of these down to 3.2 or 3.4 for a 0-60 time? I am pretty sure they did. That is STUPID fast. Definitely one of the most bad ass sedans on the planet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      black on tan, please
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still waiting on the GT2 RS version...

      ... j/k
      • 4 Years Ago
      so this thing is slower than the turbo to 60?

      i recall seeing 3.4 to 60 for the standard turbo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does Dan Frederickson have tow profiles here?
      • 4 Years Ago
      And still slower than the CTS-V ....
        • 4 Years Ago
        the Panamera Turbo is faster than the CTS-V in every way...

        straight line

        The Panamera Turbo with the powerkit option (the same 550hp engine that might went into the Panamera Turbo S) destroys the CTS-V 0-125mph by 2.2s

        The CTS-V was only the fastest sedan around the Ring(20,6km) because Cadillac compared their factory laptime to sportauto tested laptimes.
        If compared factory vs factory the CTS-V wasn´t never in the Top3

        King sedans of the Ring
        1. BMW e60 M5 7:52min driven by BMW testdriver during final tests at the Ring
        2. Panamera Turbo 7:56min driven by Walter Roehrl with 3 technicans onboard, time was redone in a Autobild sportscars Ring test (full lap 20,8km)
        3. Audi RS4 7:58min driven by Frank Stippler fromer Audi DTM race driver, today Audi´s development testdriver and chief test driver for the R8 LMS development now he race the VLN with the R8 LMS

        Other than the US and japanese companys the german brands never made a big thing about their Ring laptimes. The 7:52min was a small press note short befor the e60 M5 hit the showroom..


        thats the press release from 2004 were they published that they have reached 7:52min with the e60 M5.
        • 4 Years Ago

        u think the CTS-V is close to a Balboni or SLS on a track?
        Well, the Pana TT is faster than both!

        • 4 Years Ago
        Let's see - GM bean-counting, cost-cutting engineering vs Porsche's legendary engineering...

        No brainer here. You get what you pay for....

        "There are two types of people in the world - those who are,and those who wanna be..."
        • 4 Years Ago
        No it isn't...

        It beat the CTS-V's time around the Nurburgring in Turbo trim.

        Don't be a fanboy. It makes you look ignorant.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey - my bad guys.. it is 3 seconds faster around the ring.... it's a bargain at 80 grand more....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Come on Autoblog, the Panamera Turbo has already been recorded at 3.4 seconds to 60 mph. Stop quoting official manufacturer times and look at actual times gotten by actual people!

      This car if it is made should get it down to 3.2. That's as quick as an Enzo/McLaren F1.

      And that right there is the most ridiculously awesome thing in the world... a heavy as balls sedan as quick to 60 mph as 2 of the top supercars ever made, and quicker than nearly all supercars ever made!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love how it drives.
      Love the interior.
      Love the first 3/4s of the car and then there is that rear.
      If you get a Turbo in the right color it is passable.

      My neighbor has a gold colored S and that thing just looks terrible.
      Black, navy blue, charcoal gray or white is the only way to go.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For that kind of money, I would get a proper sports car for fun and a 5er or 7er for every day. Heck, even an M5 would work.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't care how fast it goes, it's still one of the ugliest cars on the road and there's NO excuse for such ungainly and lumpen styling. If I were spending $160k I'd at least expect it not to make bystanders throw up...
        • 4 Years Ago
        haters always gonna hate.
        the panamera is already a huge sales success in contrast to the rapide.
        there will always some eejits who are going to hate it, so what...i love it!
        • 4 Years Ago
        have you even seen one in person? Personally I love the car, unfortunately most likely will never own one. I know my wife is a fan, she thinks it's easily the hottest Porsche to grace asphalt.

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