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Marhaba Motoring Reviews the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Exterior

PINNACLE OF PERFECTION

The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful Porsche ever built, apart from the limited edition 918 Spyder, which looks more like a rocket ship than a sports car! This car is so powerful it will push you back in your seat when you press the accelerator – blasting off, like a bullet from a gun.

The Panamera is a large, super luxurious sedan with four big seats and four doors but, just like Mohammed Ali it manoeuvres with agility to post remarkable acceleration, cornering and braking performance figures. You can’t believe it at first: it plays like a 911, but with huge five-seater luxury.

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid may be the only car you will experience more than 1.00 G-force under acceleration AND on cornering AND on braking. 

Yes, you can play the beast in this Panamera, but you can also be a beautiful pussycat. 

Porsche has provided all its chassis magic as standard on this model: it drives like a dream like you’re on a guided magic carpet. It combines the best of Porsche’s achievements with a glimpse of those to come. We all love that passionate growl, ascending to a roar, the super excitement that Porsche can bring but, equally, there are times when, near our homes in the cities, we should be gentle and considerate, especially to our environment. In the Panamera you can drive for miles on pure electric power and, believe me, it’s enjoyable. You get more time to luxuriate in one of the best cars in the world; take time to enjoy the concert hall quality from the impeccable Bose sound system and even talk to your passengers. 

In pure electric, you need no more than whisper! 

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Exterior Rear

The beauty of the Porsche hybrid system is that, in addition to its cleaner environment contribution, it actually enhances the sports car performance.

This model is absolutely top of the Porsche tree, the best performing car in its class, the fastest saloon in the world. Everything that Porsche knows, and is figuring out, is in this car. Not only the most exciting, but also the most intriguing – and you can’t get more interesting than that…

TECH SPEC MOTORING DOHA QATAR

ENGINES New 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 plus 136 hp AC electric motor with 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery

MAX POWER 680 hp (550 hp, 404 kW from the V8)

MAX TORQUE 850 Nm (626 lb-ft) from 1,400 rpm

MAX SPEED 310 kph (192 mph)

ACCELERATION 0 – 100 kph in 3 secs approx (and will slam you right back into your seat!)

TRANSMISSION New eight-speed PDK dual-clutch intelligent auto/tiptronic plus steering wheel paddle shifters distributes power to all four wheels

EXTERIOR Superb lines and curves like a 911 emphasise the Porsche sportscar DNA and disguise the fact this is a large sedan, almost limousine-like. Even when you have driven it many times, you won’t believe how it can perform – it seems to rewrite the laws of physics

INTERIOR Porsche has lifted the luxury game significantly: the Panamera is spectacularly gorgeous, crafted from sumptuous materials; soft leather everywhere, seamlessly integrated with the very latest digital and touchscreen technology; with the user-friendly large screen you are smoothly connected to phone, navigation, radio, music, hybrid data – whatever you need; the impeccable Panamera cabin is simply the highest of high class

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Interior

SAFETY/SECURITY Every system – suspension, chassis, cabin and power delivery – has been re-engineered to enhance performance and driver satisfaction, and at the same time to strengthen the active and passive safety capabilities of an awesome driving machine: a sportscar for five!

WHERE CAN I SEE IT

The friendly and informative staff at the Porsche Centre (Al Boraq Auto) at Medina Centrale, on The Pearl-Qatar, will be pleased to explain all and even arrange a test drive the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid or any of its sports cars and sports SUVs for Marhaba readers and followers. Call 4459 9666 or visit Porsche Centre Doha website.

Author: Terry Sutcliffe

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