2021 Porsche Panamera shows sports cars can be practical too

Updated Aug 27, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
This car can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds. 

Not a long time ago, the 2021 Porsche Panamera set a new Nürburgring lap record as the fastest “executive car” with 7:29.81 time. Now, the German automaker revealed the specs of its record holder executive car. 

The variant used in the Nürburgring Nordschleife is the new Turbo S that replaces the previous turbo. The Turbo S uses a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine generating an improved 620 hp and 819 Nm of torque. Porsche says that the Panamera can run from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.

The 2021 Porsche Panamera

The 2021 Porsche Panamera.

The introduction of a new plug-in hybrid model called the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is also incorporated for the 2021 model. The hybrid model combines a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 with an electric motor making a total of 552 hp and 750 Nm of torque.

On the other hand, the previous single-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine for the base model is discontinued. Instead, the entry-level Panamera is now powered by a 2.9-liter V6 engine that makes 325 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

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Rear view of the Porsche Panamera.

The full-width taillight is a great added detail.

As for the exterior features, one of the most notable changes is the addition of a full width LED lights at the rear end. We have been seeing this update throughout the newer Porsche models. Moreover, Porsche is offering a SportDesign package which adds carbon fiber details.

Furthermore, Porsche is adding a 20- and 21-inch wheel options. The exhaust system is also revamped to provide a louder and fuller V8 sound. This is available on the GTS and Turbo S Panamera variants.

Interior view of the Porsche Panamera

A car that breathes both elegance and speed.

Inside, a reworked steering wheel design is added with options of shift paddles wrapped in leather. The front driver can enjoy 14- or 18-way adjustable seats depending on the variant.

Other interior features include a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen, 14-speaker Bose sound system for the Turbo S variant, and a 21-speaker Burmester system for all models.

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Rear passenger interior view of the Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera sure is a treat to rear passengers.

With the whopping power of this executive car, we can say that the 2021 Porsche Panamera is a humble sports car. As such, you can look at the Panamera as a practical car since it can serve two purposes.

First, it can be a track car during weekends, and secondly, it can be a daily family or executive car. The orders for the 2021 Porsche Panamera will begin in 2021. Meanwhile, the official pricing is yet to be announced.

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