We just gave you a few more details
about the power in Porsche's
sport sedan, Britain's Car backs up those horsepower claims and throws some anticipated pricing info into the gossip stew. When the Panamera debuts at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show
, as is widely expected, it seems almost certain now that it will be powered by a Cayenne-sourced naturally-aspirated 4.8-liter V8 producing 400 hp, with the range-topping Turbo
belting out 520 hp. Figure on sub-5-second runs to sixty, and a top end around 180 mph. Also, the rumored
hybrid looks like it will get the green light for production. That powertrain will utilize a 300-horse V6 with an electric boost of up to 100 hp when extra power is needed. The regular V6 Panamera has not yet been confirmed for the States.
In terms of pricing, according
, the V6 will start at £54,000 in the UK. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Turbo is expected to fetch £84,000. Motor Trend
points out that those prices align with the BMW
650i and 760Li, respectively in the UK, so figure on a similar pricing neighborhood here at home, too. To see what you'll be getting for that money, click back to the video
we posted a couple of weeks ago.
[Source: Car Magazine]