Porsche expanded its range of hybrid vehicles with an addition of the Panamera S Hybrid. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show, though the official details of the new sedan have been revealed long before its debut.
The basic features of the Panamera S Hybrid are borrowed form the S Cayenne Hybrid, launched in 2010. The new hybrid is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, delivering 333 hp, combined with an electric motor, delivering 47 hp. It develops 62 mph in only 6 seconds, and reaches the top speed of 168 mph. The vehicle comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and can be powered either by the electric motor or by combustion lump or by both working in tandem when the maximum output is needed.
The car is offered in 16 exterior colors: nine metallic, five special, and two solid colors. The interior comes in a large number of optional packages that allow to modify the cabin the way the customer wants. Claimed to be the fastest production hybrid in the world, the Panamera S Hybrid will be available in the U.S. starting June 2011 with the MSRP of $95,000.