• Apr 20, 2011
2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo S - Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche has rolled its new Panamera Turbo S into the Jacob Javits Center for the start of today's New York Auto Show, offering us our first live view of the new range-topping sedan. As we told you last month, the four-passenger Porsche boasts the same twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 as the standard Cayenne Turbo model, but new turbochargers (with titanium–aluminum turbines) and some engine remapping bumps output to 550 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. When the driver selects "Sport" or "Sport Plus" mode (the Sport Chrono package is standard), the ECU will allow overboost to 590 pound-feet of torque. With standard all-wheel drive, Porsche says the Panamera Turbo S will sprint to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds (knowing Porsche, that's conservative) and deliver a terminal velocity of 190 mph.

In addition to the new "S" scripting on the rear hatchback, the flagship model is differentiated by new 20-inch Turbo II wheels (with increased rear axle track width) and standard side skirts pulled from the Porsche Exclusive options list. The interior features standard bi-color leather upholstery (black/cream is an exclusive Turbo S combo) and Agate Gray Metallic is a new exclusive exterior color. Base price of the world's quickest sedan is $173,000 (plus $975 delivery and destination). The Porsche Panamera Turbo S goes on sale this Spring.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      Smitty_Smithenson
      • 3 Years Ago
      (I'm really enjoying a Porsche post being filled with Caddy references btw)
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      It reminds me of a Lincoln Town Car with failing air suspension.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
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      AJ Harnak
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good Morning Cadillac, let's see some one-up-manship!
      Jonathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's REALLY low to the ground, like to low... it doesnt look right, like the susppension is broken
      • 3 Years Ago
      sick sick car
        • 3 Years Ago
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      X
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pictures never really do some cars any justice, in person the Panamera is actually a looks good and very masculine look,Its got ALOT of Presence. If your looking for a typical looking supermodel type car the Panamera is;nt it. However the "Ugliness" as many people call the Panamera is a result its Aerodynamic dynamics. Cars like the Nissan GTR R35 and Panamera are heavy but fast thanks to their Aerodynamics. As for quoted 0-60=3.6,SERIOUS,its MOST likely faster than that,the Panamera Turbo has consistently out performed in most tests,some 0-60 times of as low 3.5seconds consistently,no joke,its more of a easy high Performance car as and less typical looks,besides the interior is top notch.
        • 3 Years Ago
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      Dump
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, why hasn't VW green-lighted production for the Lambo Estoque yet?
      MJC
      • 3 Years Ago
      You think they could have made it sit a little lower ;)
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MJC
        Thats probably "sport plus" mode- it sits about an inch lower than normal and looks totally badass.
      RunYouOver
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is a hatchback a sedan? Would that make a 4 door wagon a sedan? That being said, this is one fast 4 door hatchback!
      EnzoHonda
      • 3 Years Ago
      To be fair to Porsche, the Panamera looks brilliant in person. It looks big, wide, and low, all in a good way. I'm sure Cadillac will make something better, but there will still be a difference between American and German luxury and performance that will justify the Porsche's price to many people. You can say you don't care about the difference (I don't) but it's there, and a significant number of people DO care.
        Matthew Potter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EnzoHonda
        I love the way the front half looks, but I despise what they did with the rear end. I just don't like that hatch at all. I saw the standard Panamera at the Chicago Auto Show, and I loved the interior and it was very comfortable, but the rear end is just hideous, in my opinion.
      mainframewayne
      • 3 Years Ago
      A liberal says if you produce one it is a production car. Thrust ssc 763.035 mph. A conservative says no waiting on a list you should be able to buy it today under msrp LS3 COREVETTE.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mainframewayne
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      pkomdm
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the ugliest and overpriced Porsche ever. Porsche's Edsel!
        gasolinepopsicle
        • 3 Years Ago
        @pkomdm
        You nailed it exactly, Pkomdm. This car is NOT a Porsche. It's a p.o.s. VW with Porsche badges glued to it! Ferdinand Porsche made high performance sports cars, not 4 door soccer mom mobiles! I'd also like to point out the CEO who came up with this atrocity and the Cayenne (another black eye to Porsche's bad-ass reputation), also nearly bankrupted the company and basically handing over ownership of Porsche to shittty VW. IMCO (In My Correct Opinion)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @pkomdm
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