Here are some live impressions of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S, the world’s quickest production sedan, from the New York Auto Show. Enjoy!
As we told you last month, the four-passenger Porsche boasts the same twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 as the standard Cayenne Turbo model, but new turbochargers (with titanium-aluminum turbines) and some engine remapping bumps output to 550 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. When the driver selects “Sport” or “Sport Plus” mode (the Sport Chrono package is standard), the ECU will allow overboost to 590 pound-feet of torque. With standard all-wheel drive, Porsche says the Panamera Turbo S will sprint to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds (knowing Porsche, that’s conservative) and deliver a terminal velocity of 190 mph.