It turns out that Porsche stays on top of their game, bringing you the same amount of power but in a different format. Take a closer look at what Porsche has to offer with their new 690bhp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid model.
The Recent Panamera Update
The Panamera range was recently updated. The Turbo S E-Hybrid is back to take the spotlight of its predecessor 4-0 liter non-hybrid Turbo S and be the range-topping model of the line. The PTSEHST and PTSEH (five Internet points for working this one out) are powered by a twin-turbo 4.0 liter V*. However, they are complemented by a 134bhp electric motor, installed into the eight-speed PDK gearbox. The electric motor is connected to a battery of 17.9kWh, which is an updated version of the previous generation’s 14.1kWh. That being said, they added 31 miles of range in the newer model. Also, the old Turbo S E-Hybrid has “only” 671bhp.
A Step Up By Porsche
If you are interested in more stats about the new model, you will be amazed. The 0-62mph sprint takes 3.2 seconds, and it can hit a top speed of a stunning 196mph. Pair those high speeds with the new WLTP figures of 69g/km of CO2 and 94.6 mpg, and these stats look truly amazing and impressive.
Well Done, Porsche
As the flagship model manufactured by Porsche, the new Turbo S E-Hybrid also comes with the Panamera’s control systems and chassis as standard. This means that there are rear-wheel steering and ceramic brakes, called Torque Vectoring Plus, and the Porsche’s electric roll stabilization system is available. Still, there is no information available on how much this thing weighs yet.
With the introduction of this model, three new wheel designs and two new paint colors have been presented too – Cherry Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic. What about the price, you might ask? It starts at a base price of £140,130 in the UK ($183,000), with the Sport Turismo version beginning at £142,280 ($185,000). Porsche later announced that there would be a new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid on top of the 4S E-hybrid. The newer version will get a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that’s connected to an electric motor for a total output of 456 bhp, with the price that starts at just under £84,000 ($109,000).
We love James Bond for everything he does and owns. The super spy never failed to make our jaw drop with his superhero-like moves and supercool techs. Thanks to the films’ CGI, the famous Bond wheels are super-powered with the help of a raft of gadgets. But, if you could get your hands on it, which one of these 007 gears would you like to fit in your own car? Here are a few options to choose from.
Ejector Seat is the ultimate Bond gear. As seen for the first time, the tempting red button remains hidden under the flip-top gear knob. Once pressed, the roof of the car will slide and the passenger seat will pop out through the air just instantly. It’s a great way to remove bad-mannered or suspicious passengers from your car, whenever you want. Also, who needs stairs or lifts, when you can pass your shopping bags straight up to your apartment balcony?
This is perhaps every child’s dream to see his remote-controlled toy cars in reality! Then comes the Bond movies and the superspy controlled his 75oiL from afar in Tomorrow Never Dies. The remote sensing lock system and window sliding in cars have got our hopes high! But remote-controlled life-sized four-wheelers are still a few years off. Keep patience, people!
Deployable Tire Studs
This is one of the most supercool handy gears. These innovative tires can deploy studs whenever you need them, just with a push of a button. This will give you relief from the hazard of changing your tire, whenever roads get slippery in the snow. If you can get this one for real, there will be no worry to plan a winter long drive or a snowy weekend getaway. Are you already imagining what life would be like with them? We don’t blame you. We do it all the time.