Though Porsche is much better known for its 911 sports car, the Panamera sedan is actually one of the brand’s best-selling products. Last year for 2014, Porsche gave the Panamera a comprehensive facelift, revising styling and introducing a new long-wheelbase model as well as the new Panamera E-Hybrid.
For the 2015 model year, the big news in Panamera world is the introduction of the hottest and most coveted model to date, the new and very pricey Panamera Turbo S. Through the use of dual new turbochargers with larger compressors, power output from the car’s front-mounted twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 rises by 50 over the standard Turbo model, now measuring 570 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. of torque. Exterior upgrades include a nifty set of Porsche Turbo II wheels pulled directly from the 911 lineup.
If you’re so inclined, the new hotter Turbo S even comes in an Executive model, which adds 5.7 inches of rear legroom for those who prefer to be chauffeured… really fast. Expect fancy features to befit your executive lifestyle, like power rear sunshades, individual reclining seating for two, and thermal and noise-cancelling glass.
The 2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S will start at $180,300 while the stretched Executive model will carry a base sticker of $200,500. The base Panamera will presumably about equal the current 2014 model, which is available now from around $78,000.