Porsche has gone Hybrid recently and now have unveiled their second production hybrid model, the 2011 Panamera S Hybrid, that will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The Panamera S Hybrid comes with the same specs as the Cayenne S Hybrid, which means it is powered by a V6 compressor engine that delivers 333 hp (245 kW) supported by a 47 hp (34 kW) electric motor. The Panamera hybrid is billed as "the most fuel-efficient Porsche of all time", using Michelin's low-rolling resistance tyres to boost the efficiency and fuel consumption to 6.8 l/100 km of fuel based on the NEDC and CO2 emission of just 159 g/km. Using standard tyres, the car delivers a fuel consuption of 7.1 l/100 km based on the NEDC and CO2 emissions of just 167 g/km.
The Panamera can drive on the electric motor alone for about 2 Kilometres with a top speed of 85 km/h before the petrol engine kicks in. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 270 km/h. The electric motor is connceted to a nickel metal hydride battery (NiMh) where the electrical energy is recovered & stored from braking and driving.
The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid will see the showroom floors in Germany by June 2011 and will cost an estimated R1 095 000.