Porsche’s new Panamera Turbo S is ready for the road. PHOTO COURTESY OF PORSCHE
THIS ONE GOES TO 11
Amped-up power and sophisticated design upgrades make Porsche’s new Panamera series a must-drive for spring.
Panamera’s signature 12.3- inch center touch screen offers online navigation, real-time traffic updates and a Wi-Fi hot spot PHOTO COURTESY OF PORSCHE
The vehicle’s sculpted curves are unmistakably Porsche PHOTO COURTESY OF PORSCHE
Taillights are connected by a new continuous light strip. PHOTO COURTESY OF PORSCHE
The newly designed multifunction steering wheel. PHOTO COURTESY OF PORSCHE
Any world premiere from Porsche is guaranteed to set industry tongues wagging, so it’s no wonder that the iconic brand’s unveiling of its 2021 Panamera is drawing serious buzz from diehard gearheads and casual fans alike. It’s an admittedly eye-popping lineup of vehicles, each of which takes a serious step up from previous iterations, including the new Turbo S, which roars with 620 horsepower and goes from 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds thanks to its new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8; the sporty GTS (473 horsepower, up 20 from the previous model); and the thrilling new Turbo S E-Hybrid, a powerhouse at 689 horsepower, which joins all Panamera hybrid variants in expanding Porsche’s EV footprint with an impressive 27% increase in hybrid battery capacity plus recalibrated drive modes to add even more finesse and efficiency to the driving experience. Equally impressive are the line’s exterior and interior design updates, including standard Sport Design front fascia; a continuous light strip connecting the two taillights; a new multifunction Sport steering wheel with shift paddles; and comfort seats adjustable 8 to 18 ways, depending on trim. All told, it’s a serious step forward for one of Porsche’s most exciting cars. $87,200- $198,100, porsche.com/usa