The new 2017 Porsche Panamera Hybrid is a freak of nature. Here’s a massive four-seat, four-door family car that is capable of averaging 2.5l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 56 g/km, can drive on electricity alone, and yet on the race track it can embarrass some of today’s most serious sports car. Why aren’t all cars like this?
Of course, that doesn’t Porsche Panamera Hybrid is compromise-free. But no drawback can be big enough to overshadow the good things about this amazing machine. In this video we see Porsche Works driver and LMP1 specialist Brendon Hartley take the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid around the Leipzig track, showcasing the dual personality of the car:
Porsche Panamera Hybrid Performance Highlights: The new Porsche plug-in hybrid always starts in purely electric mode and drives without generating any local emissions within a range of 50 kilometres and a maximum speed of 140 km/h. And yet this Panamera too is a sportscar among the luxury saloons: The all-wheel Porsche achieves a top speed of 278 km/h and delivers a system torque of 700 Nm from stationary without hesitation. The four-door hybrid sports car breaks the 100 km/h barrier in just 4.6 seconds. The torque is transferred to all four wheels and the standard three-chamber air suspension ensures an optimum balance between comfort and dynamism at all times.