Panamera Turbo S ready for new year

Panamera Turbo S ready for new year

The first right-hand drive version of the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S will be available in January, as long as you have £131,000 to spare.

It uses a twin-turbocharged 562bhp V8 engine and four-wheel drive to give that extra bit of power and pace.

The Turbo S can hit 62mph in 3.8 seconds and has a maximum speed of 192mph.

Porsche says that based on the European standard combined cycle average, the car can achieve 27.7mpg, although it is also said this is likely to be closer to just 20mpg in reality.

Special technology features include the option of switching on a "sound channel" which allows the driver to listen to the noise of the engine.

Quicker and smoother gear changes can also be achieved by skipping combustion in individual cylinders. Each Turbo S also has ceramic composite brakes fitted as standard.

Air suspension can be adapted which allows for the best possible body control and comfort, according to Porsche.

Meanwhile, those who buy a Panamera Turbo S will receive an invitation for a Porsche Driving Experience course at Silverstone.

Copyright Press Association 2013