Within just a few days after revealing the extensively refreshed 2021 Porsche Panamera, and also the introduction of a new Turbo S model to succeed the older Turbo. The brand’s Panamera product VP says that “there’s more to come for Panamera”, which is namely the hybrid version of the beastly twin-turbo V8-powered Turbo S.
The previous Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid boasted 500kW, while the new Turbo S currently tops the range with a 463kW and 820Nm.
2021 Porsche Panamera Details and Comparison
The Porsche Panamera Turbo S is currently the top-spec 4-door from Porsche you can purchase. As it comes with 620 horsepower and a torque of 604 pound-feet which is also 820 Newton-meters (Nm). Meanwhile, the previous Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid boasted 667 horsepower (498kW), but it came from a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine.
However, rumors are pointing towards a hybrid version of the already existing epic 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo found in the Turbo S. And when it comes to making cars go even faster with nifty electric power, Porsche is no stranger as it is its specialty.
Just as “Thomas Freimuth” says, “The product line will have three hybrids, as well as you know from the past.
He also said that the electrified version will be quite more powerful than the Turbo S. But not faster in terms of lap times. “The Turbo S E-Hybrid will not be faster on a track like the Nurburgring. It has more horsepower but in terms of the weight of the car, at the Nurburgring race track, the conventional Turbo S is faster.”
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed by Freimuth that about 134 horsepower (100kW) will be added to electric motors in each Porsche Panamera model. So summarizing this in theory, if added to the Turbo S and its 4.0-liter V8 engine, you will be looking at a new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid with about 740 hp which is (550 kW-ish), topping even the 911.2 GT2 RS.