At the Paris Motor Show, Porsche launched Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Like the previous generation, the car that was showcased also uses turbocharged V6 and an electric motor.
Porsche has now announced that the V6 hybrid model will be joined by a powerful V8 version. So, that means the company is cooking a ‘918' with back seats.
The V8 Panamera would borrow the 918's high-performance hybrid technology. A four-seat Panamera using 918 hypercar technology or we can simply call it, Hyper-Panamera.
The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid showcased in France produces a power output of 462bhp and 700Nm of torque. The beefier new model could feature the same 4.0-litre V8 as the turbo and the next Turbo S.
The V8 version would likely produce 700bhp and 1084Nm of torque. Honestly, that's too much for a saloon car. The engine will be mated to an eight-speed PDK gearbox.
When it comes to acceleration, the massive hybrid power will propel the car from 0 to 100 km/h in under 3.5 seconds and a top whack of 305 km/h.
The current hybrid is significantly slower doing 4.6 seconds and 278 km/h respective figures.
Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO said that the combination of a high-performance engine and electric motors as attractive.
He also said there are no current plans to introduce a hybrid 911. Boxster or Cayman. As of now, Porsche is cooking Hyper-Panamera.