The Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is powered by the same 542bhp turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 motor but is now mated to a 134bhp electric motor. Combined, the hybrid system puts out a maximum of 671bhp and a whopping 850Nm of twisting force. The acceleration time from zero to 100kmph is now 3.4seconds which is 1.4seconds quicker than the regular E-Hybrid. The top speed is now 310kmph.
Borrowing the technology from the 918 Spyder, all the ferocious power is available to the right foot from as low as 1400rpm. The fast-shifting, eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmits the power to the standard adaptive PTM all-wheel-drive system. The Turbo S E-Hybrid has a battery-only range of 49kilometres and a top speed of 140kmph. The lithium-ion battery stored in the booth has a capacity of 14.1 kWh which can be charged within 2.4 to 6 hours.
Being a flagship model, the Turbo S E-Hybrid comes with all the bells and whistle. It comes with Advanced Cockpit digital instrument cluster and Porsche InnoDrive as standard and the rear-wheel steering can be had as an optional fitment. The hybrid Sport Turismo also gets the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) systems with an active rear spoiler. All the available driving aids and avant-garde technology from Porsche’s stable is available with the Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.
The car rides on a set of 21-inch alloy wheels scrounged from 911 Turbo. Although the battery pack has eaten up some of the boot space, the hybrid station wagon still boasts an impressive 425litres of storage space. It has 2+1 seating configuration at the rear which can be folded down in a 40:20:40 split section. Being a practical station wagon, the seats can be unlocked electrically from the luggage compartment.
The Panamera Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid goes up against the likes of the Audi RS6 Avant Performance and Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 Shooting Brake. The hybrid Sport Turismo is priced at 188,592 Euros and is available to order in Germany.