Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo e-hybrid concept (2012)

Premiere: 2012 September 26, Paris motor show

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This is a concept car that led to the 2017 Panamera (971-generation) and more precisely to its Sport Turismo variant.

In Porsche's vocabulary "e-hybrid" means it is a plug-in hybrid. The concept vehicle was designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 80 mph/130 km/h and could cover distances of over 20 miles/30 km. Compared to the Panamera 970.1 Hybrid, the peak power of the supercharged 3.0V6 Audi engine stayed at 245 kW, but the electric motor produced around 70 kW, which was around twice as much as in the 970.1 Hybrid. Later it was found out that this new hybrid system was launched with the Panamera 970.2. The total system peak power was 306 kW and that could accelerate the concept car to 62 mph/100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.

While away from the car, the driver could still access and control all key vehicle information via a smart phone. Charge control showed how much electricity the battery had already stored and predicted how much more time the charging process would take.

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There are no conventional exterior mirrors. In their place, the Sport Turismo concept car has cameras mounted in the side air outlets.© Porsche
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2012 Paris Motor Show, Porsche Sport Turismo concept, Mathias Müller
Porsche's CEO Mathias Müller presenting the Sport Turismo concept car on September 26, 2012, at the press day of the Paris motor show© Porsche
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Here the battery pack has a special design for the show car, but in reality the hybrid system in this concept cars went into production a year later© Porsche
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Porsche Sport Turismo concept interior
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Michael Mauer, Director of Style Porsche, and Mitja Borkert, General Manager Advanced Design of Style Porsche, talk about modelling the new Panamera, the clay model, the hard model, the clay see-through model, the polyester see-through model and the show car

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