2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid Sport Turismo
The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show is in full swing, but more than 5,600 miles away in Essen, there’s another major event worth covering. It’s the place where the tuners at TechArt have brought a car with an impossibly long name – Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. Other than the body graphics, new exhaust, and those flashy wheels, it looks just about the same as the regular version, if you can call a 671-bhp estate “regular.”
The supercar disguised as a estate has been baptised “Grand GT“ to reflect its newly gained muscle. Combined output has blossomed by 88 hp and 96 pound-feet of torque to a grand total of 759 bhp and a mountain-moving 723 lb-ft. It was all possible after TechArt worked its magic on the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine to unlock more power automatically available once the driver selects the Sport mode.