Glimpse of the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Car
2013 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Car was just revealed in Paris and we must confirm that it unites the next generation hybrid drive with new ideas for an evolutionary, sporty body concept, superior and everyday practicality. The body of this Porsche model speaks for a possible car of tomorrow. For instance here the overhangs are short and the boot lid is large.
Sport Turismo's dimentions are exactly is 75 in. (1,990 mm) width, 55 in. (1,401 mm) in height and 195 in. (4,950 mm) lenght. Its direction indicators and sidelights are integrated in C-shaped lighting units mounted in the large air inlets at the front end.
The front end is further defined by four-point LED headlights in absolutely new design. Another interesting innovation is that in the place of the conventional exterior mirrors now can be found two cameras mounted in the side air outlets whose images are shown on the displays in the cockpit.
Furthermore, the rear of the body was also reshaped. However, it keeps all of the visual characteristics of a Porsche. The rear lights in LED technology and the tail-light panel with the "Porsche" badge are sculpted in three dimensions, and the brake light can be seen between the four-point LED rear lights. The roof termination is "formed" thanks to an adaptive carbon rear spoiler which produces improved downforce.
Another visual treatment which is very impressive is the new Liquid Metal Blue color which resembles surface of a liquid metal. In addition, the contours and design lines of the car are visible more distinctively.
The wheels in dualspoke design have a bi-color look, and the brake calipers are painted Acid Green. The "e-hybrid" badges on the sides refer to the car's drive concept, while the name "Sport
Turismo" at the rear shows car's concept character. The milled aluminum battery housing is mounted under the boot floor, which is made of electro-chromatic glass and reveals a view of the energy source illuminated in Acid Green at the press of a button.
What is so important here is the grand technology included in this Porsche, the Sport Tourismo completes the step towards the plug-in hybrid, symbolized by the "e-hybrid" badge on the front wings.
The car can now be charged from an electrical power grid. The concept vehicle with generates exactly 416 hp (306 kW) and is designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 80 mph (130 km/hr) and can cover distances of over 18.6 miles (30 km).
In addition, the fuel efficiency of the car is impressive as well. Combined fuel consumption is less than 3.5 liters per 100 km, while CO2 emissions are under 82 g/km.
To be even more precise the new electric motor produces about 70 kW (95 hp). At the same time the three-liter V6 supercharged engine still produces 245 kW (333 hp) here. In their interplay, they accelerate the concept car from zero to 62 mph in less than six seconds.
Being a true plug-in hybrid, the fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery is charged while driving as well as within 2.5 hours (depending on the power supply) via a charging interface on the vehicle.
And what about the interior of the car? The Sport Turismo is equipped with a large central TFT color display positioned in front of the driver. It shows all the information needed - from the tachometer to driving data or navigation.
The left and right of this camera can be seen two monitors, which are displaying images from the "exterior mirror" cameras. Two additional displays in tube form provide information on the hybrid-specific driving states.
Specifications for the 2013 Panamera Sport Turismo Concept Car:
- Body: Sport Turismo with four individual seats, four doors and boot lid; Drive system Parallel full hybrid; 3-liter V6 engine, charged; hybrid module with electric motor and disengagement clutch; rear-wheel drive.
- Power: 245 kW (333h hp) V6 engine, approx. 70kW (95hp) hybrid module, 306 kW (416 hp) (combined peak power);
- Suspension: Double wishbone front suspension; electro-mechanical power steering; multi-link rear suspension
- Energy supply: Lithium-ion battery with 9/4 kWh capacity and plug-in charging system compatible with electric power grid.
- Acceleration (0-62 mph): 6.0 s
- Consumption (NEDC): Combined - 3.5l/100 km
- CO2 emissions: Combined - 82 g/km
- Range (NEDC): Pure electric mode: 30 km (18.6 mi.)
- Charging time: up to 2.5 h