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2013-11-11 13:02

HEADED FOR SA: Porsche’s Panamera Turbo S will retail from R2.3-million when it arrives in SA in 2014. Image: Porsche


Porsche's Panamera II range has just arrived in South Africa at prices ranging from just less than R1-million to almost double that - eight models with a wide choice of engines and drivetrains but one main thing in common. They go like hell but are as comfortable as heaven...

In September 2013 Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON attended the South African launch of Porsche’s latest Panamera range. Now, a month later, the automaker has revealed the price of the next addition to its local family ahead of the official debut at the 2013 Tokyo auto show – it's the Panamera Turbo S.

Image gallery: Porsche Panamera Turbo S

0-100KM/H IN 3.8 SECONDS

The Panamera Turbo S will reach South Africa in 2014 (though in standard guise only) and will go on sale for R2 380 000 with a three-year DrivePlan or R2 430 000 if you opt for the five-year plan.

For that staggering amount (at least for some) you're getting a 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 capable of 420kW/750Nm (800Nm available with overboost). Its twin-turbo V8 engine, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch, rockets the Turbo S from 0-100km/h in 3.8sec and on to its top speed of 307km/h.

Average fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 10.25 litres/100km, 11% less from the previous model.

The Turbo S comes with traction control, all-wheel drive and a Sport Chrono handling package. Drivers can switch through three driving modes - Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. The Turbo S has 20" 911 Turbo alloys.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S will have its global debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show (November 22 – December 1).

Porsche Panamera Turbo S with DrivePlan three Years: R2 380 000
Porsche Panamera Turbo S with DrivePlan five Years: R2 430 000

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