Porsche Eyeballing a Panamera EV As a Larger Alternative to the Taycan
When the Taycan was unveiled, a lot of folks called it the electric Panamera because of how similar they both look. When the real-world reviews started pouring in, it was known the Taycan is smaller than Panamera in terms of dimensions. But, with electrification taking over every segment and every car, there was a big question surrounding the Panamera’s electric version and how it would slot with the Taycan in the lineup if a Panamera electric would even happen.
Speaking with GoAuto, Porsche’s Product Line Vice President, Thomas Friemuth, cleared some air on both these questions by saying that an electric Panamera is being considered, but also hinted that it won’t overlap the Taycan. Does this mean the electric Panamera will be the flagship e-model for Porsche?
The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Could Be the Most Powerful Road-Going Porsche Ever
The 2021 Porsche Panamera arrived last week, and it has stirred the lineup heavily. Four years into the current-gen, the Panamera’s facelift includes a number of changes outside and a few on the inside, but the biggest change came in form of a new Turbo S model, which replaced the Panamera Turbo. The extra power boost over its predecessor was good news, but that’s not the end of it. The company is working on the hybrid version of this model, and it could be the most powerful road-going Porsche, beating the 911 GT2 RS to take the apex position in the lineup.
Porsche’s Second Electric Car Delayed By At Least a Year
When we first saw the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept back in 2018, the expectation was set that it would launch in late 2020. Once the Porsche Taycan launched, and we knew Porsche had perfected its technology (if that’s what you would call less than 250 miles of range), we really expected the Cross Turismo to come quickly after, as expected in 2020. As it turns out, Porsche has been forced to delay the Cross Turismo, but according to Porsche, it’s not a casualty of the Pandemic.
Porsche Just Gave the 2021 Panamera An Update Worthy of Praise
The second-generation Porsche Panamera was unveiled in 2016, so 2020 is the perfect time for a mid-cycle facelift. Porsche just unveiled the updated Panamera with extensive changes on the outside, a mildly upgraded interior, and a couple of new engines. Porsche also changed a couple of trim designations, replacing the old Turbo with a Turbo S model.
Porsche Just One-Upped Tesla’s Cheetah Mode With the Taycan’s Launch Control
Porsche has updated the Taycan for the 2021 model year and announced a bunch of changes. The update includes new exterior shades, convenient charging, flexible convenience upgrades, a better head-up display, and so on. The most noteworthy change on the list, however, is the upgraded Launch Control. Launch Control has made the Taycan even quicker, and it takes the Taycan one step ahead against Tesla’s Cheetah Stance. How about that!
Porsche Panamera Turbo Laps the Nurburgring in 7.29.81, But It’s Not The Fastest Sedan
Porsche just confirmed that the next-generation Panamera Turbo lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:29.81 minutes, which is a new record in Nurburgring’s official raking for "executive cars." However, despite previous rumors, the next-gen Panamera Turbo isn’t the quickest four-door sedan on the German track.
Porsche Panamera Turbo Facelift Goes For Nurburgring Record
An updated version of the current-generation Porsche Panamera Turbo is underway, and it seems that the German carmaker wants to introduce it with a new Nurburgring record. Our paparazzi spotted a slightly camouflaged version of the sedan doing laps on the ’Ring with Porsche taking on-track photos. This suggests a publicity stunt for the upcoming Panamera, but there’s no indication of how quick the new sedan is. However, rumors from last year say that the Panamera Turbo lapped the Nordschleife in seven minutes and 11 seconds, which is a new record for four-door vehicles.
The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S
It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.
Engineering Explained Exposes the Genius Behind Porsche’s New Tungsten Carbide Brakes
Porsche is one of the leading carmakers when it comes to innovation and high performance. The new Taycan stands as a more recent testament to Stuttgart’s appetite for new tricks, which is also visible in less obvious places.
Take Porsche’s fancy new tungsten-carbide brake disc, which doesn’t rust, produces little to zero brake dust, and most importantly, offers a no-fade experience.
Porsche Just Gave the Cayenne GTS and GTS Coupe Turbo V-8 Power
The third-generation Porsche Cayenne is still a new SUV, having been unveiled for the 2019 model year in the United States. But Porsche prepared something fresh for 2021, in the form of a GTS model with a V-8 engine. The GTS, unveiled in both standard and coupe form, join the existing base, E-Hybrid, S, Turbo, and Turbo S E-Hybrid models. Let’s have a closer look at this sporty trim below.
This Must-See Porsche Taycan Review Also Takes You on an Autobahn Cruise
The Porsche Taycan is an electric monster and sits right with the top guns when you talk about EVs. However, it has two major problems. The sky-high price and the laughable range.
Porsche recently said that it doesn’t consider Tesla as its rival. This sounded like a justification because it couldn’t match the latter’s battery range, but Porsche is right in some sense. But despite all this, there’s no denying that the Taycan is one heck of a performer. German YouTube channel Autogefühl managed to get its hands on the Taycan 4S and provided an in-depth review of the good, the bad, and the ugly. As a bonus, you even get to see it cruise on the Autobahn!
2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT
The 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is an upcoming version of the Cayenne Coupe, a sleek SUV that Porsche originally introduced for the 2020 model year. Spotted testing in the wild with a different exhaust layout, the 2021 Cayenne Turbo GT is rumored to become the company’s range-topping model. It could also be a hybrid that generates more oomph than the already impressive Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model. The fact that it was also spotted at the Nurburgring in the past suggests it will be more dynamic than any other Cayenne on the market. The equivalent of the 911 GT3 for SUVs if you will. The name is not yet official, but it could be called the Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT5, a badge that Porsche trademarked back in 2015.
Update 4/28/2020: The Porsche Cayenne Coupe GT Was spotted testing one again, this time with what we believe to be sport exhaust. Check out the latest pictures in our special “Spy Shots” section below.