► 2012 Porsche Panamera TURBO S (550 hp) on the road
The new Panamera turbo S is a unique combination of performance and efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort. The 4.8 litre, V8 biturbo charged engine delivers 550 hp (410 kW), ten percent or 50 hp (37 kW) more than the already very powerful engine in the Panamera turbo. By the same token, the torque also increases from 700 to 750 Nm. In the "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package turbo and during kick-down in normal mode, the eight cylinder engine delivers fully 800 Nm with the so-called overBoost function.
The power pack is behind the new top-of-the-range Panamera's record sprint times. Thanks to Launch Control, 100 km/h (62 mph) is reached in 3.8 seconds; the top speed is 306 km/h (191 mph). Despite the increased performance, fuel consumption remains at the moderate level of the Panamera turbo -- yet another example of "Porsche Intelligent Performance". In the NEDC the Gran Turismo covers 100 kilometres (62 miles) on 11.5 litres of fuel. Fuel consumption falls to 11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg imp.) when fitted with the 19 inch, all-season tyres with optimised rolling resistance developed for the Panamera by Michelin.
The increased performance compared with the Panamera turbo can be attributed to two main enhancements: Improved turbochargers with titanium-aluminium turbine wheels and modified engine control. The use of the innovative titanium-aluminium alloy reduces the weight of the turbine and compressor wheel. This results in a lower moment of inertia and thus in improved and more agile engine responsiveness.
Even for a top luxury class model, Porsche's new top-of-the-range Panamera boasts an extraordinarily comprehensive equipment level. In keeping with the sporty concept of the high-performance Panamera, it features the most important driving dynamics control systems as standard. For example, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation system, nips in the bud the vehicle's tendency to lean when cornering, thus enhancing agility and comfort in equal measure. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) applies a variable torque split to the rear wheels combined with an electronically controlled rear differential lock, thus ensuring superior traction and therefore greater agility in every driving situation. The steering system uses the speed-dependent Servotronic. The Sport Chrono Package turbo, which tunes the suspension and power unit, making them even sportier by pressing the additional "Sport Plus" button, is also fitted as standard, as is the sports Exhaust system for an even more emotional engine sound.
The sporty character of the new Panamera turbo S is apparent not just in its performance but is also reflected on the exterior. The 20-inch turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track width, side skirts from the Porsche Exclusive range and the adaptive extending four-way rear spoiler in the exterior colour ensure particularly sporty performance and look. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, fitted as standard. The new combination of black/cream is offered exclusively for the new Panamera turbo S with agate grey/cream also being added as an exclusive combination from the autumn.
The Panamera turbo S costs 167,076 euro in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment. Deliveries start in June 2011.
2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS Review Details
V8 engine; aluminium engine block and cylinder heads; four overhead
camshafts, four valves per cylinder; variable valve timing and valve lift
(VarioCam Plus) on the inlet side; hydraulic valve play compensation;
resonance induction and two-stage variable length intake manifold; direct
petrol injection; integrated dry-sump lubrication; a three-way catalytic
converter with two oxygen sensors per cylinder bank; 10.55 litres engine
oil; elec- tronic ignition system with static ignition current distribution
(eight active ignition modules); thermal management for engine and
transmission cooling circuits; auto start/stop function.
420 hp (309 kW) at 6,500 rpm
515 Nm at 3,500 rpm
Top Speed at 261 km/h
0 - 100 km/h: 5.7 s
0 - 160 km/h: 13.3 s
0 - 1,000 m: 25.1 s
CO2 Emissions: 251 g/km
Consumption combined: 10.7 l/100 km
► 2012 Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid 767 hp
Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car, which boasts peak performance
of 767 horsepower
at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 918 RSR is an
evolution of the 911 GT3 R and the 918 Spyder hybrid concepts last year.
The 918 RSR is powered by the 563 hp. V-8 from the RS Spyder racer and has
electric motor on each of the front wheels that provide 75 kilowatts each
for a total net horsepower of 767 at peak.
Regenerative braking creates the electric power, which is stored with a
2013 Panamera GTS - INTERIOR
More power and upgraded brakes, a body lowered by ten millimetres and the
especially sportily tuned chassis with air suspension and PASM are the
major technical modifications that make it the Panamera model capable of
cutting it on the racing circuit -- without sacrificing practicality. The
sportiest of all Panameras also conveys this to occupants and the outside
world by its striking sound. In terms of looks, the new Panamera GTS
signals its independence by distinctive design features in the front-end,
side and rear area as well as black highlights. The interior as well is
rigorously tailored to the sporty personality with sports seats,
SportDesign steering wheel with shift paddles, exclusive GTS leather
interior and Alcantara surfaces.
The power unit in the new Panamera GTS is a modified 4.8-litre naturally
aspirated V8 engine, delivering 430 hp (316 kW) at 6,700 rpm, trumping the
engine in its Panamera S/4S sister models by 30 hp (22 kW). The maximum
torque also increased by comparison, from 500 Nm to 520 Nm. The way in
which at the push of a button the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)
transmits the engine output to the all-wheel drive (PTM) -- thanks to the
Sport Chrono package featured as standard without interruption to the power
flow -- is especially dynamic. This collaboration enables the Panamera GTS
to sprint to 100 km/h in under 4.5 seconds, accelerating on to its top
speed of 288 km/h. With NEDC fuel consumption of 10.9 l/100 km -- only 10.7
l/100 km with low-friction tyres -- the Panamera GTS remains as much of an
efficiency role model in its milieu as all Porsche models.
The standard values for sprint and top speed don't do full justice to the
new Panamera GTS's sporty characteristics. Its chassis in particular makes
it fit for the racing circuit: The adaptive air suspension and Porsche
Active Suspension Management (PASM) featured as standard connect the
chassis and body, constantly adapting to the driving challenges by
regulating levelling settings, adjusting height, adjusting the spring rate
and electrically adjusting the damping system. The damping is designed to
be tauter, which helps agility and further reinforces the new Gran
Turismo's sporty personality. Five millimetre thick wheel spacers between
the wheel and the wheel carriers increase the rear axle track width, giving
the Panamera an even more stable ride. The required grip is provided by
255/45 size 19-inch tyres on the front axle and 285/40 on the rear axle.
Deceleration on the sporty Panamera is provided by the superlative braking
system of the Panamera turbo. The
Panamera GTS is being launched in February 2012 with a price tag of 116.716
Porsche Panamera S Hybrid review - Auto Express
It's a car that's broken new ground in more ways than one. Not only is the
Porsche Panamera the firm's first four-door grand tourer, but now, with the
introduction of the Panamera S Hybrid, it's also the most fuel-efficient
model the firm has ever produced.
Capable of 41.5mpg and emitting only 159g/km of CO2, this Panamera is --
unbelievably -- more economical and cleaner than a VW Passat 1.8 TSI
petrol. Yet it still delivers the kind of performance you'd expect from a
Porsche. It can sprint from 0-62mph in only six seconds, while top speed is
Porsche Panamera Techart GrandGT 580 PS roadtest (English subtitled)
Geloof het of niet, er zijn mensen die een standaard Panamera een saaie
auto vinden. Gelukkig biedt het Duitse Techart een oplossing. Zoals bijna
elk Porsche-model kan je ook je Panamera door het tuningbedrijf onder
handen laten nemen. Het resultaat is, eeh... Apart. En oh ja, natuurlijk is
extra power altijd welkom, dus heeft de Grand GT zoals Techart hem noemt,
580 pk. Goed voor een sprint van 3,7 seconden naar 100 km/h.
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Sportlimousinen im Test: Kann denn Leistung Sünde sein? Eher nicht, glaubt
man den Vätern des neuen BMW M5. Die neue Hochleistungslimousine der
Münchener schickt sich an, ihre Insassen mit 560 PS über den Asphalt zu
katapultieren. Genug, um nach 4,1 Sekunden die 100-km/h-Marke zu
durchbrechen. Erster Vergleich des neuen BMW M5 mit Mercedes E 63 AMG und
Porsche Panamera turbo S.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG V12 Biturbo Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Mercedes Benz S65
AMG. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.