In the event that the Porsche Panamera Turbo's 520 horsepower and 189-mile-per-hour top speed aren't enough to sate the appetite of the speed freak, Porsche has just given the auto show debut to the faster, more powerful Panamera Turbo S.

With 570 horsepower being pumped from a 4.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, the Panamera Turbo S promises even faster acceleration, hitting 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, a 0.3-second improvement over the standard Turbo. The top speed, meanwhile, climbs to 192 mph, which is kind of ridiculous for a car with four doors and a trunk.

Other enhancements that come with this Panamera's extra syllable include carbon-ceramic brakes and the entirety of Porsche's active chassis systems, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and Porsche Active Suspension Management. The performance goodies come standard, but that doesn't mean the Panamera Turbo S is cheap.

Pricing for the standard Turbo S starts at $180,300, while the Executive model, which adds 5.9 inches to the Panamera's wheelbase starts at $200,500. That's far from cheap, but the type of performance on offer takes some of the sting out cutting such a large check.

Take a look below for a press release from Porsche and then head up top for our full gallery of live images.
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New Top Model in the Model Range: the Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Performance for discerning drivers

Atlanta. Porsche is placing its fastest, most powerful and most luxurious Panamera grand touring sedan at the peak of the series: With a power output of 570 hp and a top track speed of 192 mph, plus a particularly extensive and top-quality range of features, the Panamera Turbo S is guaranteed a special status in its market segment. For the first time ever, an Executive version of the Panamera Turbo S is also available with a wheelbase that has been extended by 5.9 inches. As a result, the Panamera Turbo S Executive offers significantly more space and even more comfort, particularly at the rear. Thermal and noise-insulated windows, which include privacy glazing, an interior lighting package designed especially for the rear, and a large center console at the rear are just some of the extensive standard features. The new top model in the Panamera model line will be celebrating its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show November 20-21, 2013.

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. The Palladium Metallic exterior color, which is available solely for the new Panamera Turbo S, gives the top model an especially exclusive look and enhances the classy, elegant contours. 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, painted in the same color as the exterior, is another unique feature.

The new top Panamera model from Porsche features 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 Brakes (PCCB), the Panamera Turbo S benefits from a high-performance brake system that is particularly resistant to brake fading and wear. The chassis of the Panamera Turbo S of course features the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive damper control and adaptive air suspension with additional air volume, new to the Panamera range for 2014.

Fifty more horsepower from new turbochargers

A 50-hp increase in power compared to the Panamera Turbo engine has been achieved through specific revisions to 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, and the chargers push 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 to 553 lb.-ft. at between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm, with overboost increasing torque momentarily to 590 lb.-ft. The extra torque makes overtaking even easier and faster.

Thanks to the optional sport exhaust system, the Panamera Turbo S offers drivers the opportunity to maximize the emotional character of the car whenever they wish. This unique sound experience is achieved by means of an acoustic channel that can be switched at the push of a button; this channel 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.

Sport Chrono package enhances sporty handling characteristics

The new Panamera Turbo S is also 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 Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system, which optimizes torque flow to the wheels, even in difficult driving conditions. The Sport Chrono package comes as standard, and coordinates the drive power and chassis at the touch of a button to guarantee a consistently sporty response. The overboost function is activated in "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode as well as during kickdown in "Normal" mode; the overboost function temporarily increases the boost pressure to enable even more powerful acceleration capability. The "Launch Control" start function guarantees the best possible acceleration when moving off by optimally co-ordinating the responses of the engine control system and the Porsche Doppelkupplung gearshift program. Thanks to the reworked gear shifting strategy, the Porsche Doppelkupplung changes between its seven gears even more rapidly, accelerating the new Panamera top model from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

Chassis with all Panamera assistance systems

The chassis features all of the active systems that Porsche has developed and introduced for the sporty Panamera grand touring range as standard. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is the centerpiece, combining adaptive air suspension and adaptive damper control. The PASM system continuously adjusts the damper forces and adapts them to suit road conditions and driving style. Using the PASM chassis button on the center 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 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 behavior. Increased agility is achieved because the tires constantly maintain the ideal position on the road, allowing optimized lateral forces to build up and act upon each tire. 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 programs is selected. When the "Comfort" setting is selected, the systems provide a relaxed journey on uneven roads. In "Sport" and "Sport plus" mode, active intervention by the systems influence steering behavior, maximum roll support, and traction in order to secure maximum performance and agility.

PTV Plus for even better cornering: Motorsport derived ceramic brakes

The advantages offered by the PDCC in terms of driving dynamics are enhanced still further by the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system and the electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock with variable locking effect. The system optimizes steering behavior and traction for a sporty driving experience.

The Panamera Turbo S comes with the PCCB as standard. These super powerful, ceramic brakes with yellow brake calipers offer clear advantages over conventional grey cast-iron brake discs. A reduction in mass of approximately 50 percent, a faster handling response and the corrosion resistance of the brake discs help ensure maximum performance.

Interior: Two-tone-leather interior and comfort seats

The synthesis of exclusivity and sportiness is upheld in the interior by the two-tone leather furnishings which come 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, and the interior of the Panamera Turbo S is completed by the embossed Porsche crests on the front headrests.

14-way power seats at the front are standard and include the memory package for excellent travel comfort. The memory package includes seat surface extension as well as lumbar support and electrical steering column adjustment. Both the front and rear seats feature seat heating as standard; seat ventilation is also available as standard in the Panamera Turbo S Executive. The adaptive sport seats build on this seating system to include the comfort memory package with raised seat side bolsters and electronic, 18-way adjustment is an option for the Panamera Turbo S. At the rear, two single seats with a folding central arm rest offer generous leg and head room, even for tall passengers. Passengers at the rear of the Panamera Turbo S Executive travel in even greater luxury: the single seats have an extra 4.7 inches of space in the footwell; all seats offer active ventilation and the electronic roll-up sunblind enables greater privacy. Both rear passengers are protected by side air bags.

In the U.S., the Panamera Turbo S will have a base M.S.R.P. of $180,300 and the Panamera Turbo S Executive will have a base M.S.R.P. of $200,500. Prices do not include delivery charges.

About Porsche Cars North America

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 189 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.

At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.


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      Ross
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, caranddriver went 0-60 in 3.3s in the current Panamera Turbo. The suggested 0-60 in 3.6 sec for this updated model is likely very conservative.
      Hernan
      • 1 Year Ago
      The styling is polarizing and I've never liked the rear end (rest of the car is nice), though some do and I don't hate. As a separate thought, whether you like it or hate it, doesn't this look dated for a new car? I feel like it looks old already, and will look really old in not that many years. Maybe the color doesn't help.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the Panamera, but honestly in 90% of your daily driving you can't use the power and never take advantage of the handling. Getting a loaded S Class for $115,000 is a much better option. I think spending the high dollars for a Porsche product makes more sense for a 911 than it does for a Cayenne or Panamera because you are more likely to actually race or track a 911. If you are spending $200K on a luxury car it is most likely to show off to other people that you can spend $200K on a car, so why mess around, just go buy a Bentley Flying Spur and be done with it? It will save you a lot of time explaining that you have the $200K version of the car and not the $80K version.
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        Yes, but that 10% of the time is a blast.
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        I agree with you with the people that buy V6 Camry, Fusion, Accord, etc and then drive 10 miles per hour under the speed limit and sit at green lights changing the radio station etc. I HATE THAT! Ever get behind the car only the realize that the 4 cylinder version in the other lane actually goes the speed limit and your stuck behind the higher engined variant? If you have $200k for the car, you obviously don't car about the money. The S class is a very nice car as well but obviously the 200k buyer wants something "better". They want others who have the same car to envy them for whatever reason. They are obviously successful enough to afford it so to each their own. Me personally I'd buy a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S model because of the higher ground clearance but if the guy buys this car more power to him.
          speed12sil
          • 1 Year Ago
          @graphikzking
          Obviously you've never seen people in V6 camry driving it like a cheapo/somewhat crappier handling FWD version of a 328i. Don't laugh, when you throw on 17"+ wheels and grippier tires, a camry can really turn in corners. Of course still not nearly as good as a bmw in corners, but you'd be surprised...
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      The "family man" would be better suited with the new Macan Turbo S or the Cayenne Turbo, not this 4-seater. No. This car is for a different kind of guy. . . young, rich, no kids, but wants to double-date in style. Or maybe the executive who wants to sit in the backseat of a smoke-wagon on his way to work because all of his counterparts are in Bentleys or 760Ls.
      LV426
      • 1 Year Ago
      "2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is a 911 Turbo" No.
      Fazzster
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ask yourself, does you family need to go 0-60 in 3.6 seconds?..........YES!
      npier598
      • 1 Year Ago
      $180k for this thing? Before options? I'll take a fully loaded Tesla Model S and pocket the $50k, thank you very much.
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @npier598
        I can see taking the Tesla S over this, but they are completely different vehicles for different purposes. This is pretty much at home on the track, the Tesla isn't. This can hit well over 150mph, the Tesla can't. This can handle a day at the track, the Telsa can't. This makes all sorts of fantastic noises when driven in anger. The Tesla doesn't require gas, this does. The Tesla is far cheaper. The Tesla is far more quiet. You may as well say I'll take a top of the line Triumph Bonneville over this and save $190K.
          npier598
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          "They are... for different purposes." Are they? People buy either car primarily because they want a prestigious, 4-door car that is luxurious, fast, and handles well. People don't buy Panameras to put them on the track... although I'm sure some owners take them there from time to time. Triumph Bonneville, $190k? That's a straw man if there ever was one.
          ScottT
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          Yes, they are for different purposes, at least to me they are. Tesla is primarily a luxury commuter car that can be very sporty to drive. The Panamera is a daily driver with no range that is actually a bit of a sports car. "The last thing that someone that drives their car around NYC wants is a convertible. Convertibles and cities do not mix unless you know that you are always going to keep it in a garage and everywhere you are going to is going to have a garage; which is obviously never the case. "People don't buy Panameras to put them on the track... although I'm sure some owners take them there from time to time." You seem to contradict yourself there. If they take them to the track then I think it's safe to say they knew going in that they can take it to the track. That's the point, it's a family sedan during the week and then you can occasionally take it to the track. And I'm not sure you grasp the concept of what a straw man is. You may not like the analogy, but it's certainly not a strawman.
          npier598
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          @ScottT How does a luxurious, sporty commuter car differ from a daily driver that's a bit of a sports car? Not sure what the convertible comment has to do with this. I don't contradict myself. People don't buy Panameras to put them on the track but that doesn't mean they can never take them there. Straw man: "create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by replacing it [Tesla Model S vs Panamera Turbo S] with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition [Triumph Bonneville vs Panamera Turbo S], and to refute it, without ever having actually refuted the original position."
          ScottT
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Cayman
          The convertible comment was a complete cut and paste error. My whole post was a bit dysfunctional, sorry about that. The difference between a sports car and a sport car to me is quite a bit. To me a sports car is designed primarily to be fun to drive for the get go. A sporty car was desgined for different intentions but has a bit of "fun-ness" built in. To me, the Panamera really is a sports car, the Tesla isn't. That's not a knock on the Tesla, it's just a completely different car with different intentions. I think you don't quite get the point of a straw man or misunderstood my post. A straw man would be if I made it sound like you constructed the Boneville argument and that I argued against the Triumph argument; I clearly didn't do that. I was simply drawing an anology to what your argument. I never refuted the Triumph position, it's absurdity should have been self evident.
        Pingü Kùtú
        • 1 Year Ago
        @npier598
        according to your logic, if i don't buy anything, then i can pocket the full $180k? sounds really good! oh wait, i really don't have 180k...
      AntBee
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've always liked this car. I like how it's evolving and how the front and rear have such clean lines.
      PiCASSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly. I'll take an M5 or the next gen CTS-V over this turd.
      bullitt2605
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still ugly after all these years.
        drew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bullitt2605
        And awesome. And really not all that ugly.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @drew
          [blocked]
      MJC
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the car for the man who wants to have the upper hand on all of the neighbors' M5s. Personally, for $180K I'd take the M5 and Model S...
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @MJC
        I'd rather take a Model S and a Corvette. Who actually takes a luxury sedan to the track anyway? You're never going to race it. Maybe it's fun on the autobahn but the US doesn't have those.
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 1 Year Ago
      no amount of horsepower can make this car look good
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