The Porsche Panamera 4 seater E-hybrid model was officially revealed at the 2016 Paris auto show.
New rumor suggests that the brand has planned to launch a beefier version of the model once the announced model reaches stores.
The Panamera e-hybrid announced during the auto expo is powered by a powerful V6 engine and has an electric motor mated to it. The combined horsepower of the car impressive but there are always buyers who wouldn’t settle for less. For the demanding lot, Porsche has planned to launch a new four seat e-hybrid Panamera model with a V8 engine under the hood. If confirmed, the new car will deliver up to 700 horsepower and much faster on the road.
Any other source could probably be shoved off as plain speculation but this news comes directly from the CEO of Porsche, Oliver Blurne. The head of the brand confirmed that the team did had the chance to discuss about a possible, speedier version of the 918 they just launched at the Paris auto expo. They wanted to create a second generation hybrid model powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine as the Turbo S variant.
The base model already boats of a strong deliverance pegged at 462 horsepower with 516 lb feet of torque. The V8 engine will allow the Turbo S edition to deliver 700 horsepower combined with 800 Nm torque. It will be mated to an eight speed automatic transmission system. The car can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.
With such amazing numbers, it’s tough not to be excited about the possible Porsche four seat 918 e-hybrid Panamera. The top speed of the model is around 173 miles per hour. Even though, Porsche is keen on expanding its 918 with e-hybrid models, they have no plans to introduce a hybrid variant of the 911.
Both Porsche Boxster and the Cayman are some of the bestselling models from the manufacturer. The automobile brand is keen to make sure they don’t compromise on overall performance by going hybrid with these models. All the supercar manufacturers were worried about adopting electric motors as they may not provide the same performance as a petrol engine. They are slowly adapting the concept by using hybrids and fully electric models should be out by 2020 from Porsche, Audi, McLaren, Mercedes among other top brands. Following Tesla’s footsteps, Nissan, Chevrolet and VW will come up with EVs much earlier than their competitors do.