Time … arguably the most valuable commodity we as mere mortals have on this green Earth of ours. Every second counts, as the saying goes…. Read more →
Porsche’s 911 Turbo and Turbo S will receive an extra 15 kW and a revised design as it enters the new year. Customers will have… Read more →
Numbers are what the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is all about. Its 4,8-litre biturbo V8 engine delivers a whopping 405 kW and there’s 800 N.m of torque on tap (in overboost mode). Those are big numbers… but there’s more. Top speed is 306 km/h and the 0-100 km/h sprint is done (effortlessly, I may add) in 3,8 seconds. The Panamera Turbo S is not so much knocking on the supercar segment’s door as head-butting it. And to put that in perspective for you… this car weighs two tons. It is just ever so slightly insane.
With 405 kW and 800 N.m of torque developed by its tweaked 4,8-litre twin-turbo engine, Porsche’s range-topping Panamera Turbo S will reportedly despatch the 0-100 km/h run in 3,8 seconds before hitting a 306 km/h top whack. CAR editor Hannes Oosthuizen is currently on the lunch, so keep an eye out for updates here on CARmag.co.za.
In terms of 0-100 km/h acceleration there’s not much to beat the Porsche 911 Turbo S. But how does it fare around a racing circuit? And will it beat the Nissan GT-R? And what about the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG? To find out, you’ll just have to get the January issue of CAR, on sale December 20.