The Indian market is getting all the attention it ever wanted, needed and expected from the world! Still in the headlines, the 2014 Porsche Panamera, which received a global unveiling last month welcomes its more powerful cousin; the Panamera Turbo S. This is the fastest, most powerful and the most luxurious Panamera Gran Turismo and with a force of 577 PS working relentlessly, the car can reach a top-speed of 310 km/h.
Porsche tried not making the changes obvious. They are subtle and do not get into notice if you are not a diehard Porsche fan. There are new LED headlamps, the redesigned hood with a bulge in centre and the broader rear window, the taillamps are also updated, very subtly. Porsche paid the same kind of attention while working on the mechanical updates too. The updated model will features new turbochargers with larger compressors, increasing the injection pressure to 140 bar with new coated piston and new alloy pistons allowing richer mixture of fuel and air. The new changes provide an additional 50 PS of power with 50 Nm of extra torque compared to the previous model.
The power continues to flow through the seven-speed dual speed transmission, which drives the vehicle to the magical three digit mark in just 3.8 seconds. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S is equipped with an array of systems like launch control, and three driving modes, named as Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. The power is distributed to all the wheels through an active all-wheel drive system and the overboost kick can be used during the Sport and Super Plus modes.
The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which uses active stabilizers to prevent the vehicle from rolling over, finds its way into the Panamera Turbo S. The system works by sensing forces and applying counter weight on front and rear axles and also makes use of rear differential lock, which helps the driver to extract maximum performance from the car.
The Panamera Turbo S runs on huge 20-inch alloys from the 911 Turbo II. Porsche also offers the lustrous optional sports exhaust system! A push of a button and every sound coming from that V8 engine just multiplies and screams louder, a sure music for many enthusiasts.
From the inside, Porsche has painted it with new Dark Burl Walnut package and with the standard 14-way adjustable front seats with optional adaptive sport seats, the Panamera Turbo S sure has its way to go about it.
Porsche India has already started taking the booking for the upcoming car scheduled to be showcased at Tokyo Motor Show while deliveries should coincide with the Delhi Auto Expo!