Porsche officially unveils the new Panamera Turbo S

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Just yesterday that we confirmed of the new Panamera Turbo S to be true and that it will be released within this week. And today, Porsche just officially unveiled its new Panamera Turbo S before the New York Auto Show in April 20, 2011.

Porsche is quick to the gun of the announcement, guess not much too hide when all speculations of the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S are true. Just as expected, the Panamera Turbo S is powered by a revised turbocharged V8 engine producing 550 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, which is 50 hp more than the standard Turbo model. But in the “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode of the standard Sport Chrono Package Turbo, the over-boost function can temporarily produce extra torque with a peak rating of 590 lb-ft.

To achieve the 50 more horsepower, Porsche engineers fitted the V8 engine with a new set of twin turbochargers with titanium-aluminum turbines, a new sports exhaust system, and a modified ECU. The titanium-aluminum turbines help reduce the weight, which results in a quicker turbo spool up without the turbo lag.

Porsche claims that the Panamera Turbo S can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph, and while provides an estimated EPA fuel economy rating of 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, or 18 mpg combined.

Of course, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S does not solely rely on shear power to make its name. To stay in tuned with the sporty concept, the Panamera Turbo S is equipped with optimum driving-dynamic control systems. It comes with the Dynamic Chassis Control that is actively controlled the anti-roll system to help reduce side body movement during corning. Another dynamic control device is the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, which helps to control the rear differential lock and apply a variable torque split to the rear wheels to ensure optimal traction during cornering.

To round out the look, the new Panamera Turbo S gets a new set of 20-inch Turbo II wheels with increased rear axle track width, side skirts, and the adaptive four-way extending rear spoiler express the car’s performance capabilities.

As for the interior, it gets a fresh bi-color leather finish as standard, which comes in a black/cream color combination that is uniquely to the Panamera Turbo S. There is also an optional exterior color available in Agate Gray Metallic available as well.

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S will be available by this late spring, and it will have a starting price at about $173,200, excluding $975 for delivery and destination.