Porsche is going all in on wagons in the U.S., revealing the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. That’s the company’s fastest hybrid powertrain, 680 hp and 626 lb-ft, with 45.7 cubic feet of cargo space to haul stuff around.
This is the same powertrain in the non-Sport Turismo, which is easier than saying its full name, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. It consists of a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 connected to a 136-hp, 295-lb-ft electric motor (juiced by a 14.1 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery) and an eight-speed PDK. Sixty mph should arrive in 3.2 seconds, Porsche says. Top speed — you read that right — 192 mph, with a few schnauzers in the back.
All the good stuff is standard, like all-wheel drive, ceramic brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport including torque vectoring and the Sport Chrono Package.
It also gets adaptive aero elements (generating an additional 110 pounds of force on the rear axle when necessary) and Porsche’s three-way air suspension.
It comes as a five-seater, but optionally can be specified with two seats in back instead of three. That kinda misses the point of having the wagon, though, right? The rears normally fold 40:20:40. Elsewhere inside, expect Porsche’s best — soft-touch materials, soft-closing doors and the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, its latest in infotainment.
The car hits Porsche showrooms next spring wearing a $188,400 base sticker (excluding delivery, processing and handling fee).