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2021 Porsche Panamera packs a bigger punch

Porsche's big-body sedan (and wagon cousin) get some major under-the-skin updates for the 2021 model year.

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Porsche on Wednesday announced a raft of changes for the forthcoming 2021 Panamera, which should reach dealers next spring.    

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The new Turbo S relies on a revamped version of Porsche's 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, which thanks to a host of new parts now produces 620 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque, up from 550 and 567 (respectively) in the outgoing Turbo model.    

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With launch control, the Turbo S will hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, a half-second improvement over the Turbo.     

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It comes loaded with Porsche's best chassis tech, too, including active roll bars, torque vectoring, rear-axle steering and ceramic composite brakes.    

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The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid combines an electric motor and a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 to produce 552 hp and 553 lb-ft, performing similarly to the dearly departed Panamera Turbo.    

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Batteries for all Panamera PHEV models have been improved, too, now toting 17.9 kilowatt-hour units instead of the old 14.1-kWh guys.    

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The Panamera GTS' twin-turbo V8 picks up 20 horsepower for a new output of 473 hp and 457 lb-ft, with changes made specifically to give the car more of a naturally aspirated character.     

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The base Panamera's 3.0-liter, single-turbo V6 has been cast aside in favor of a 325-hp, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, too.    

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Since these bad boys don't go on sale until early next year, Porsche doesn't have any pricing information available yet.   

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