Car review Porsche Panamera Turbo S driven road test BBC Top Gear

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

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The one thing the Porsche Panamera did not need was more speed. A bit of a on the design, yes; even a bit of on the way it drives, but an upgrade from A quicker 0-62mph time 4.0secs?


Unusually, TopGear itself thinking that had more urgent matters to to than making the Panamera go

But more power is cheap to by. You just have a fiddle that clever bit of electronics controls the engine and, your onkel, an extra Only Porsche didn’t do it the way.

What it did was fit new turbos. I ought to be specific, actually, because the casings are the same, it’s the spinny things inside as impellers) that are new. Now is very technical, but it’s so stay with me. The spinny are now made of an aluminium/titanium blend means they only half as much as the old ones (50 instead of 100), and this has advantages — chiefly they work more and respond faster.

Porsche has actually measured — they now spin rest to 170,000rpm in 0.8 of a second of 1.2 seconds.

They also to deliver an extra 49bhp and ft of torque, which is justification for sticking that S badge on the So is this — for an extra or thereabouts over a standard — a fundamentally different, and car?

No. It’s just possible to detect some urgency as the turbo boost in, and the Panamera is capable of remarkable of acceleration, either when out of a second gear hairpin, or past slower stuff on the The combo of 4wd, PDK gearbox and acronyms (PDCC, PTV, PSM and PASM are all standard) make a tremendously effective car for getting people somewhere in a great

That’s how the Panamera likes to be too. It likes to go places in a — it’s as if it feels doing that, so takes of the situation, relegating the driver to the of hanger-on. This isn’t fun, especially as the Turbo S, all Panameras, proves to have a ride that shimmies rough roads.

It also always feels big and a blunt — like to steer a particularly energetic shark.

Speed. Speed is the Panamera Turbo S does That’s its party trick, its reason for being.

It’s a shame that Porsche turn its attention to the rest of the car at the time.

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Ollie Marriage

We like: The of speed

We don’t like: not pretty, still not great to

The verdict: New turbos give the Panamera an even mightier

Performance: 0-62mph in 3.8secs, max 24.6mpg

Tech: 4806cc, V8, 542bhp, 590lb ft, 1995kg, CO2

Tick this on the options Ceramic brakes, £5,924

And this: Yachting Blue £free

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

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