Friday, April 15, 2011

2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

What do you get when you take an already crazy fast Porsche Panamera Turbo and throw bigger turbos at it?? Yes, you guessed it, an even faster Panamera Turbo!  Enter the Panamera Turbo S.  Set to hit showrooms later this spring, the Panamera Turbo S boasts 550HP and 553 lb-ft of torque; that's 50HP and 37lb-ft of torque more than the standard Panamera Turbo, respectively.

These impressive numbers have been made possible thanks to bigger turbos with enhanced turbines and remapped engine programming.  Putting power down to the ground via the AWD system should be a breeze thanks to the massive 20inch wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Sport tires. Rocketing the 4-door flagship model to 60 takes only 3.6s, and top speed is reached when your speedometer reads 190MPH!  Emissions are still super low and considering the performance stats, this vehicle still achieves estimated 15/23 mpg.  So you get a clean burning, fuel efficient, beast of a car wrapped in a package all for around $173,200 (starting).  No folks, it's not cheap, not by a long shot, do you need it? Not necessarily. But do you want it?? I say Hell Yeah! Check out the photos.