This Panamera variant pairs a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 with an electric motor to serve up 552 hp and dynamism usually associated with non-hybrid coupes. The best part? The 'E-Hybrid' badging means this sedan also delivers the benefits of greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Then there's the fact that all electrified Panameras for the 2021 model year have 27% more battery capacity.
Out in the real world the 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS is a treat. It's the type of car you look for an excuse to drive...
The GTS is brutal off the line, with a big, flat torque curve and a pleasing bark that's impossible not to love.
Current Porsche Panamera Lineup
All the usual variants made an appearance for the second generation Panamera. The Panamera 4S, 4S Diesel and flagship Panamera Turbo were available from launch. In March 2017, Porsche unveiled the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid for the 2018 model year. It got the 4.0 L V8 engine from the Panamera Turbo, paired with an electric motor, combining for 671 bhp, becoming the official top dog in Panamera pecking order. The Panamera Sport Turismo debuted in March 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show and is instantly popular, being offered in a few models. The Panamera lineup also has several variants available in the longer wheelbase Executive body. For the 2021 model year, the Panamera featured a redesigned front fascia, with a different bumper and lower apron. The previously optional Sport Design front end was featured as standard on the facelifted version. In the back, the revamped light strip ran seamlessly over the trunk lid, with an adapted contour and new LED taillights were installed. The three-piece retractable wing was kept. Models stayed the same, but now all variants are available as regular, Executive or Sport Turismo body styles. If you are keeping count, that means you can currently choose from 21 unique Porsche Panamera models in a dealership.
There’s no such thing as a tardy Panamera. Even the slowest version does 0-62mph in the mid-five second range, but it’s possible to knock a couple of seconds off that with the right engine. And, of course, being a Porsche, the Panamera isn’t all about straight-line pace; it’s also one of the most agile large luxury cars around.
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