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Video: Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive test

Deon Schoeman

Porsche’s new Panamera flagship delivers incredible power, giving it supercar-rivalling performance. Its combination of electric and turbo petrol power, along with a shedload of chassis management systems, means the this grand tourer has genuine dynamic capability. It’s also a competent all-rounder, meaning that when you’re not blasting through some challenging corners, you can relax in a brilliant cabin offering top-class luxury and amenities.

VITAL STATS

Make and model: Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive
Combustion engine: 3 996cc V8, twin-turbo petrol
Electric motor: 14.1 kWh electric motor
Power (petrol/electric): 404 kW @ 5 750 – 6 000 rpm / 100 kW @ 2 800 rpm
Torque (petrol/electric): 770 Nm @ 1 960 – 4 500 rpm / 400 Nm @ 100 – 2 300 rpm
Total System Power: 500 kW @ 5 750 – 6 000 rpm
Total System Torque: 850 Nm @ 1 400 – 5 500 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 216,45 kW/ton
Gearbox: Eight-speed PDK dual-clutch, AWD
Wheels/tyres: 21-inch alloy, 275/35 R21 tyres (f), 325/30 R21 tyres (r)

0-100 km/h: 3,4 sec
Top speed: 310 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed): 2,9 litres/100km
Operating range (claimed): 2 759 km
CO2 emissions: 66 g/km

PROS
Supercar power and performance.
CONS
Advanced chassis tech blunts some driver involvement.

Retail price / as tested: R3 134 000/R3 134 000

Key rivals
Audi RS7 Sportback quattro: R1 757 000
BMW M6 Gran Coupé Competition: R2 130 668

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