Last year, Porsche has – along with the new generation of Panamera – introduced a new hybrid model of the car, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Now, this is not the only hybrid Panamera in Porsche's fleet. In Geneva, the brand will present the new 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, with total system output of 500 kW.

If Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was equipped with a combo of 2.9-liter turbodiesel V6 and electric motor, jointly developing 340 kilowatts and 700 Newton-meters (which is by all means not bad at all), the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes with a 4.0-liter turbodiesel V8 engine and 100 kW electric motor, generating limited system output of 500 kW and huge, awe-inspiring torque of 850 Nm, making the newcomer the most powerful Panamera created so far.

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid's powertrain is based on 918 Spyder supercar, hence its capabilities and performance are (albeit not equal to Sypder) quite astonishing. The 2018 model can speed up to 100 kph in just 3.4 seconds, making it 1.2 seconds faster than 4 E-Hybrid. Turbo S E-Hybrid reaches its maximum speeds at 310 kph.

Both E-hybrid models feature the same battery pack with the capacity of 14,1 kWh, ensuring the cars' maximum electric range of 31 miles/50 kilometers as per NEDC (as per EPA, we're closer to 38 kilometers). Both hybrids also share two types of wheelbase and overall lengths, dual-clutch automatic transmission, sending the power to both axles, air suspension, ceramic brakes, safety and nfotainment systems and more.

Feb. 27, 2017 Driving photo: Porsche

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