570 Horsepower Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Because Why Not?


Nope, this isn't a trick. Today, Porsche announced the addition of the updated 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S to the sports-car maker's four-door lineup. It boosts the 2013 Turbo S model's power from 550 hp to 570 hp; the top speed is 192 mph.

2014 Porsche Panamera First Look

There will also be a Panamera Turbo S Executive model for the first time. This takes the Turbo S powertrain and drops it into the extended wheelbase platform — adding 5.9 inches of rear legroom — that currently can only be had in the pedestrian 4S or plain old Turbo style with 520 horses.

By David Thomas | October 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

Muscle Cars Top Most Stolen Sporty-Car List


A trio of nameplates synonymous with American muscle — the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger — are also the strongest candidates to be swiped by auto thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's new list of most stolen "sporty" vehicles, the iconic Detroit coupes raced to the front of the pack. The report is based on theft records from the National Crime Information Center and covers model-year 2010, 2011 and 2012 vehicles stolen between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012.

The report breaks the cars into three classes: midsize, premium and compact. Sporty-vehicle thefts during the counting period numbered 3,780, with the midsize class dominating that total with 3,271, or 87 percent. Within the midsize class, the Camaro led with 1,509 thefts, followed by the Mustang (980) and the Challenger (782). Rounding out the top five was a mix of premium and compact models, including the Porsche Panamera, a premium car with 103 thefts; Audi A5/S5 (compact, 101); Chevrolet Corvette (premium, 69); Nissan 370Z (compact, 47); BMW 6 Series (premium, 45); Porsche 911 (premium, 24); and Volkswagen Eos (compact, 23).

By Matt Schmitz | October 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Porsche Panamera Sees Biggest July Price Drop

Late-model used-car prices recovered slightly in July following the biggest monthly decline of the year in June. The average price of 2010 to 2012 used cars listed on Cars.com advanced a mere $24 to $22,178 in July.

Like last month, the percentage change in prices was tightly grouped. The Porsche Panamera's 3% price drop led all late-model used cars, but the rest of the models in the top 10 saw a 2% decline. All of the models in the top 10 biggest increases category saw a 1% price gain, the first time that's happened since we've been tracking used-car price swings.

By Mike Hanley | July 23, 2013 | Comments (1)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Porsche Panamera Hybrid

Porsche's hybrid hatchback delivers the best of both worlds: impressive driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, but things stop making sense when you look at the bottom line, says Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman. The Panamera Hybrid commands a significant price premium over the base model, and its performance-oriented audience will likely balk at the V-6 hybrid's near six-figure price tag.

2013 Porsche Panamera Hybrid Review

By Jennifer Geiger | May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Porsche Panamera: First Look

  • Competes with: Audi S8, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, BMW Alpina B7, Fisker Karma
  • Looks like: A longer, even more awkward version of last year's Panamera
  • Drivetrain: 3.6-liter V-6, 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6, 4.8-liter V-8 or plug-in hybrid; seven-speed PDK automatic or eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmissions
  • Hits dealerships: Late 2013; Turbo models in early 2014
  • MSRP: $79,075-$162,075, including destination fee

Porsche is updating its controversial Panamera sedan for 2014, giving it some slightly revised front and rear styling and adding a few new models — the total number of offered trims is now nine. Joining the lineup is a new plug-in hybrid, called the Panamera S E-Hybrid, replacing 2013's conventional hybrid sedan. Joining the plug-in Porsche are two new extended-wheelbase models, which stretch the car a full 5.9 inches between the wheels, affording rear-seat passengers a considerable bump in legroom.

By Aaron Bragman | April 3, 2013 | Comments (6)

Of Course We Need A Porsche Station Wagon


Porsche just unveiled a new concept car, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, at the Paris Motor Show. It is essentially a Porsche Panamera with a redesigned back end that offers more cargo space, or as most people would call it, a station wagon.

Porsche isn't going to call it that, of course, but why shouldn't there be a Porsche wagon?

By David Thomas | September 27, 2012 | Comments (2)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is both a sporty and practical family vehicle rolled into one, Cars.com Senior Family Editor Kristin Varela says. It's got styling flair, power to spare, luxury amenities and enough utility for people and cargo. A few convenience annoyances aside, families looking for a non-traditional premium family vehicle should put Panamera on their shopping list.

2013 Porsche Panamera Review

By Jennifer Geiger | July 26, 2012 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 2012 Porsche Cayenne, 2011-2012 Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

Porsche is recalling 270 model-year 2011-12 versions of the Porsche Panamera Turbo, 2012 Panamera Turbo S and 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo due to a potential defect with the engine, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles were manufactured from Sept. 13, 2010, through May 22, 2012. They have two turbochargers with turbine wheels that may fracture due to a casting defect, according to NHTSA. The fracture could draw oil into the exhaust system and cause smoke or a possible car fire.

The defect affects 264 Panameras and six Cayennes, according to the automaker. Porsche isn't aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the failure of the turbine wheels.

Porsche will notify owners starting this month, and dealers will replace the turbine wheels free of charge. Owners can call Porsche at 800-767-7243 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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By Colin Bird | July 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Boasts World's Fastest Hybrid

Do hybrid buyers have a need for speed? It seems counterintuitive, but Infiniti thinks so. The automaker recently crowned its M hybrid sedan the world's fastest hybrid. Nissan's luxury arm pitted its M35h against the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid in a drag race.

During a 90-second video called "The Duel," the M leaves the Panamera in a cloud of dust and beats it to the finish line. Infiniti lists an 11.5-second zero-to-100-mph acceleration time and a quarter-mile time of 13.4 seconds for its hybrid. The automaker says a third-party testing company confirmed the results, which have also been certified by Guinness World Records.

Infiniti didn't say how much gas was wasted in racing these two hybrids, however.

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Infiniti

By Jennifer Geiger | January 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

2012 Panamera Turbo S at the 2011 New York Auto Show

2012 Panamera Turbo S

  • Competes with: Aston Martin Rapide and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 
  • Looks like: Porsche finally fills out the Panamera’s lineup … or has it? 
  • Drivetrain: 550-hp, twin turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with a seven-speed auto-shift manual transmission; all-wheel drive 
  • Hits dealerships: Spring 2011 

Porsche has been busy expanding the Panamera’s trim offerings since the model was first unveiled in 2008. Today, the automaker showed off its new top-of-the line 2012 Panamera Turbo S trim.

The Turbo S takes off where the Panamera Turbo ends in terms of features and brings an extra dose of performance. The Turbo S takes the standard V-8 powertrain and manages to eke out another 50 horsepower (550 hp). Torque has also increased to 553 pounds-feet, and an overboost function can increase peak torque to 590 pounds-feet. With the help of launch control, the Turbo S can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 190 mph.

By Colin Bird | March 30, 2011 | Comments (2)

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