Panam­era Turbo is here

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Launch -

SIME Darby Auto Per­for­mance (SDAP) has in­tro­duced the new Panam­era Turbo, which fea­tures a highly in­no­va­tive new eight-cylin­der en­gine.

Re­tail base price for the new Panam­era Turbo starts from RM1,550,000 (ex­cludes regis­tra­tion fee, road tax and in­surance).

It has a four-year war­ranty and four-year free main­te­nance pack­age which in­cludes com­pli­men­tary ser­vice, parts and labour.

The new Panam­era Turbo’s lap time of 7 min­utes 38 se­conds makes it the fastest lux­ury sa­loon on the Nür­bur­gring-Nord­schleife by far.

It has one of the most pow­er­ful petrol en­gines of the model se­ries, with the top-of-the-line Panam­era Turbo vari­ant fea­tur­ing a twin-turbo V8 en­gine fea­tur­ing twin-scroll tur­bocharg­ers and Var­i­oCam Plus.

The 3,996cc four valve per cylin­der en­gine can rev up to 6,800rpm and has peak power of 550hp.

At just above 3,000rpm the en­gine al­ready breaks through the 340hp thresh­old and its max­i­mum torque of 770Nm is avail­able be­tween 1,960 and 4,500rpm.

The V8 en­gine ac­cel­er­ates the Panam­era Turbo from stand­still to 100kph in 3.8 se­conds.

With the Sport Chrono Pack­age, its sprint time is quick­ened to 3.6 se­conds; af­ter a breath­tak­ingly short 13.0 se­conds, the Gran Turismo is al­ready mov­ing at 200kph, and with the Sport Chrono Pack­age this fig­ure is even re­duced to 12.7 se­conds.

With its power-to-weight ra­tio of just 3.6kg/hp, the car has a top speed of 306kph.

The Panam­era Turbo has the first Porsche en­gine to be equipped with a new adap­tive cylin­der con­trol sys­tem which runs only four cylin­ders in part-load op­er­a­tions.

This re­sults in 30% im­prove­ment in fuel econ­omy in four-cylin­der op­er­a­tions and a lower com­bined fuel con­sump­tion from 9.4 – 9.3 l/100km un­der New Euro­pean Driv­ing Cy­cle.

The Panam­era Turbo can be yours from RM1.55mil

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