Ready to make its world debut next month at the Tokyo Auto Show, the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S will endow the automaker's range-topping sport-touring sedan with even more impressive levels of power, performance and luxury. For the first time, Porsche also will offer the Panamera Turbo S in a long-wheelbase Executive version.
Motivation for the 2014 Panamera Turbo S comes from an upgraded version of the Panamera Turbo's 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that cranks out 570 horsepower compared to the Turbo's 520 pony count. Both the size of the compressors on the S-spec's dual force feeders as well as their maximum boost pressure level have been increased, and the pistons and rings redesigned to better accommodate this added muscle. Peak torque also is up - to 553 lb-ft between 2,250-5,000 rpm - and an overboost function allows that twist number to jump to 590 lb-ft for short periods of time to facilitate even quicker overtaking moves. Thanks to the standard Porsche Sport Chrono package with a "Launch Control" start function and an even quicker-shifting version of the automaker's 7-speed PDK automatic transmission, the new Panamera Turbo S will streak from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and continue on to a top speed of 192 mph.
As one might expect, the new Panamera Turbo S also comes with a full complement of the automaker's chassis enhancements. To further bolster the capability of its standard Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive system, it features Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive damper control that now boasts an even-more-capable adaptive air suspension setup, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system that provide real-time variable torque split to the rear wheels in combination with an electronically-controlled locking rear differential. Rounding out the mix are ultra-capable Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes.
In addition to offering an exclusive Palladium Metallic exterior finish, the 2014 Turbo S gets the same exterior cosmetic nose and tail tweaks as the recently updated Panamera Turbo as well as a body color four-way rear spoiler and 20-inch 911 Turbo II alloy wheels. Inside, the 4-passenger ultra-hauler offers a new Dark Burl Walnut trim option to set off its standard two-tone leather upholstery and 14-way power front sport seats with a memory package that includes power-extendable seat-surface bolsters and lumbar support plus electric steering-column adjustment. Stepping up to the Executive-spec model also brings an additional 4.7 inches of rear legroom. Options on both Turbo S variants include 18-way adaptive sport seats, and fully climate-controlled front/rear seats.
On sale here in January, the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S starts at $181,275 while the sticker on the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive commences at $201,475.
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