Hybrid power in Nardò

At the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche will unveil the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – the most powerful version in the model range. Before the event, a select group of journalists had the opportunity to experience the Gran Turismo in Nardò.

With the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Porsche is showing once again that hybrid technology has great performance potential. The sportscar manufacturer combines an electric motor with a V8 engine, generating a system power of 500 kW/680 hp (combined fuel consumption: 2.9 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 16.2 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 66 g/km). The Gran Turismo achieves a range of 50 kilometres in the purely electric E-mode. Porsche has taken the boost strategy of the all-wheel drive Panamera from the 918 Spyder super sportscar. That means the car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h.

The numbers sound promising – and a select group of journalists had the opportunity to experience what they mean in practice. Before the vehicle’s trade fair première, Porsche invited them to take part in expert discussions and some initial taxi rides at the Nardò Technical Center in the Italian region of Apulia. Dr Gernot Döllner, Vice President Product Line Panamera, held a kick-off talk explaining the special features of the new Panamera, while Porsche test driver Lars Kern and LMP1 driver Timo Bernhard gave the journalists the chance to experience the Gran Turismo on the race track.

Read all about it in the press commentaries below.

Hybrid power in Nardò

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