Porsche Panamera S Hybrid and Turbo S arrives

Published on September 27th, 2011

Porsche’s two latest additions to the Porsche Panamera arrived on our shore last week. Introduced and announced at the Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang by Hannes Rouff, Sales Manager Porsche Asia Pacific; Arnt Bayer, CEO Sime Darby Auto Performance; Peter Hettich, Porsche AG General Area Manager ROW; and Christer Ekberg, Managing Director Porsche Asia Pacific, the Panamera S Hybrid and Turbo S expands the current offerings to a total of 8 variants in the Panamera product family.

Hannes Rouff, Sales Manager Porsche Asia Pacific; Arnt Bayer, CEO Sime Darby Auto Performance; Peter Hettich, Porsche AG General Area Manager ROW; and Christer Ekberg, Managing Director Porsche Asia Pacific

Mr Arnt Bayer said: “We are pleased to announce that the Panamera model is already well established and very popular in Malaysia, contributing to 22% of total sales with 101 sold Panamera since the launch in the end of 2009 to date. We have already received many positive feedbacks on the Panamera and enquiries for the new Panamera well before its launch, and we are confident that sales for these two models will increase the total Panamera market share in Malaysia.”

All white Porsche badge denotes the Hybrid me thinks

The Panamera S Hybrid is dubbed the most economical Porsche of all time. But certainly not of the slowest by any Gran Turismo standards with a total power output of 380hp (279kW). In terms of hybrid class? With a standing start to 100km/h of only 6.0 seconds, while being able to reach 270km/h top speed is no laughing matter.

New headlamps adorn the new Turbo S

Looks like them PCCB comes as standard as well

Double tiered wing to provide extra downforce on the Turbo S, much needed

The baddest boy from the Panamera arsenal comes in the guise of the Panamera Turbo S. How bad you ask? 4.8 litre, V8 biturbocharged delivering 550hp (410kW), 750Nm of torque with an overboost function in “Sport” and “Sport Plus” kicking it to 800Nm, that’s bad boy territory. And unfortunately, as much as Porsche would love for everyone to take a closer look at it during the launch, it was forbidden as the only unit here in Malaysia now had already been taken up. But we managed to spot some nice updates here and there.

Also introduced as a “special surprise” during the launch was the limited edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and the new Boxster Spyder. And in case you “need to know”, you can’t buy them anymore. As there only 5 units allocation for the limited edition 911, which all had been taken up as early as a year ago, while the Boxster Spyder is the only unit in Malaysia and has also already been sold.

words & pix: Damion Chee

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  1. Posted by oreedo on October 6th, 2011, 17:17

    Thanks, Porsche… for these wonders…

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