Every high end model of a Porsche is instantly recognizable by the ‘Turbo S’ badging, but this attribute may soon change owing to the Porsche 918 Spyder.
This high-performance vehicle with hybrid technology has become the standout aspect in the Porsche line-up so much so that every high end performance edition from the German company may feature the ‘hybrid’ badging. The recently launched 2017 Porsche Panamera is a perfect example of this change.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S will continue to be a very desirable product in the, but it is not expected to be the top of the range Porsche Panamera that money can buy in 2017. Instead, this mantle will be taken over by the hybrid version, which is set to have a significant bump in terms of the figures over the Turbo S starting with the bhp figures. The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo manages to come out with 550 bhp, but the Turbo S version produces about 580 bhp from the cylinders. This figure is a substantial reason behind the 2017 Porsche Panamera being quicker than many performance sedans like the 997 GT3 RS. The Porsche 918, though, will be able to significantly boost quicker numbers at tracks.
Porsche are keen on stressing the fact that the 2017 Porsche Panamera is being looked as a Porsche 918 with the ability to seat four. For the ultimate performance enthusiasts with a view of carrying four at the same time, Porsche are ready to launch an even faster Porsche Panamera. The vehicle will come with the same 4.0-liter V8 motor, which has been beefed up by twin turbochargers as the standard car. However, in combination with the same hybrid technology found in the Porsche 918, this vehicle will be capable of delivering over 700 bhp. Torque is expected in the region of 800 lb-ft.
It is widely anticipated that this addition will be named as the Panamera Turbo S Hybrid. Apart from adding hybrid technology to the top end variant, Porsche are also rumored to be looking at the possibility of beefing up the Porsche Panamera S lineup as well. The vehicle comes with a V6 motor which has been supercharged. Together with the hybrid technology, this vehicle will be able to deliver a great mix of fuel economy and performance at the same time. Porsche are also rumored to be looking at the possibility of adding hybrid technology to the 911 series.