Video: Plug-In Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Debuts
It's only a concept, says Porsche officials, but for all appearances the company is steadily moving toward production of the Panamera Sport Turismo plug-in hybrid.
The Panamera Sport Turismo features a 335-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that's paired to a 95-horsepower electric motor in a parallel hybrid setup. Porsche claims that the Sport Turismo's electric-only range is about 18 miles at speeds of up to 80 mph. This rear-wheel-drive beast scoots from 0 to 62 miles per hour in less than six seconds. A 9.4-kWh lithium-ion battery mounted below the trunk floor, which replaces the nickel-hydride unit in the current Panamera Hybrid, features plug-in compatibility.
This video, released by Porsche yesterday, describes the various design elements that make the Panamera Sport Turismo a true looker. Additionally, Porsche talks powertrain and technology, and how form follows function to produce the head-turning Sport Turismo.
Expect the Panamera Sport Turismo to launch sometime in 2016—that's only three years away—with a base MSRP higher than the 2013 Panamera Hybrid, which starts at $96,150.
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