Also at the Tokyo motor show, Porsche unveiled its fastest and most powerful sedan to date, revealing the 310 km/h Panamera Turbo S.
The power in the latest iteration of the Panamera is now up to 420 kW with a heavy 750 Nm of torque (or 800 Nm on overboost).
With two new larger turbochargers and boosted fuel pressure now a full on 2000 PSI, Porsche has squeezed another 15 kW out of the Panamera’s 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8.
The zero to 100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds remains the same (and awesomely quick for a vehicle of the size of the Panamera) but the top speed is now 310 km/h.
Porsche’s ‘Traction Management’ system gets the power to the road via 4WD, and launch-control is incorporated in to the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Extra oomph requires extra brakes and these are supplied by the Porsche PCCB ceramics, which are half the weight of the standard calipers.
Fuel economy, if that’s your bag, is a respectable 10.2 liters of fuel per 100 km on the European cycle – the same as its less powerful sibling, the Panamera Turbo, and 11 percent less than the previous Turbo S variant.
The new Turbo S comes with 20 inch alloy wheels shared with the 911 Turbo, and unique ‘Palladium’ metallic paint.
This top of the line Panamera joins two entry level 3.6 liter V6 options, three normally aspirated 4.8 liter V8 variants, a hybrid version and also a 3.0 liter diesel.
Undoubtedly an engineering tour de force, but it still is a huge fat porker!