Entering spring, we have Porsche and a spectacular three-car world premiere. The Stuttgart manufacturer showcases something new and innovative at each major motor show, but this year, they really outdid themselves. At this year’s 87th Geneva International Motor Show, they debuted three new models, stealing the show from Lamborghini, Ferrari, and McLaren. As is always the case, we decided to cover all three of them and give you a rundown as to what you can expect.
First off, we have the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Now in its second iteration, the hybrid Panamera is positioned at the top of the Panamera range as a plug-in hybrid. Remember the standard Panamera Turbo S and its “measly” 520 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque? The new E-Hybrid offers 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque. Just to put that into perspective, consider that not even Porsche’s own 911 Turbo range offers that amount of insane power. Naturally, it does weigh a bit more, but all of it is positioned underneath the floor for a low center of gravity. The new E-Hybrid sees your S-Class and 7-Series, and raises you 100 horsepower.
Elsewhere, we get the 911 GTS, a model slotting right in between the hardcore GT3 and the standard Carrera S. Think of it as the perfect do-it-all 911, capable of demolishing everything on the track but being practical enough that you can drive it every day, even in a busy city such as Los Angeles, California.
A Wagon Porsche Panamera
Last but not least, we have the Sport Turismo. It’s a new body version of the Gran Turismo family, with a large tailgate, increased luggage compartment, and a 4+1 seating concept. It proves that the Panamera is so much more than just your regular luxury automobile. The Sport Turismo is perfect for people who want something unique and aren’t afraid to be different.
The new models are expected to hit U.S. shores very soon, including Los Angeles, California. To hear about it first, join our email newsletter list.