Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo revealed

Porsche has announced a new addition to its Panamera line-up, with its Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport now available as a Sport Turismo wagon.

The Sport Turismo was already available with a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 drivetrain, but now a dash of battery power brings output up from 404kW to 500kW, and torque from 770Nm to 850Nm. Even better, all that torque is now available from 1400rpm, rather than the 1960rpm the V8 alone needed.

This adds up to a 0-100km/h time to match the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sedan at 3.4 seconds.

Porsche Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport wagon rearThis is despite the inevitable extra weight the wagon should cop, somewhere around 40kg. The non-electrified Sport Turismo weighs 2035kg, while the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sedan weighs 2310kg.

That means the hybrid Panamera wagon will weigh somewhere around the 2350kg mark, which is usually territory reserved for the likes of Range Rovers. But the extra weight isn’t all dead – most of it comes from the hybrid drivetrain which makes it faster in the first place.

Porsche  Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport wagon exteriorIt should seem strange that Porsche claims this 2.35 tonne(ish) wagon will outpace most of the other cars it’ll share a showroom with.

It’s also designed to be more comfortable, too. The Panamera E-Hybrid Sport Turismo interior is pretty much the same as the sedan’s first-class spec interior, but with a third seat in the seconds row.

Porsche Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport wagon interiorThe two outer seats are still separately adjustable, but the extra seat means the rear seat’s control panel is somewhat diminished as opposed to that of the sedan.

The hybrid V8 wagon is already available to order in Europe, but will be available in Australia by special order only at a price of $466K.

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