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Porsche Panamera plus turbo plus hybrid equals max boost

Porsche proves hybrids are just for fuel economy, using the technology to give its new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid 680 horsepower.

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The Panamera is Porsche's only sedan, or limousine as the company calls it, in its lineup. Along with four doors and seating for four, the Panamera uses a hatchback over the cargo area instead of a traditional trunk.

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Porsche offers various engine choices for the Panamera, including a plug-in hybrid. The Panamera Turbo S, with its 550 horsepower twin turbocharged V8, used to be the top model, but the new range topper is the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

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The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid supplements the power from its twin turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with an electric drive system, delivering a combined output of 680 horsepower.

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The hybrid system not only gives the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid more power, it will also improve fuel economy and let the car drive under electric power for about 30 miles.

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Porsche positions the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid as a performance vehicle, giving it ceramic brakes and all-wheel drive standard.

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The design of the Panamera, with its sculpted aluminum body panels, is unmistakably Porsche.

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To call out its hybrid drivetrain, Porsche includes E-Hybrid badges around the car and paints the brake calipers bright green.

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The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid also benefits from improved cabin electronics over the previous generation Panamera. It gets a wide, 12.3-inch touchscreen in the center dashboard, and haptic touch controls in the console cover.

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Porsche appoints the cabin well, using quality materials such as thick leather coverings and metal switchgear.

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As a top-of-the-line vehicle, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid also commands a high price, going for $184,400 base. Fortunately, it comes very well equipped with few needed options.

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