In the spirit of making incremental improvements to exceptional cars, comes the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. We’ve already driven the second gen hybridized turbo Panamera… and the “shooting brake styled” Sport Turismo. This Panamera combines the best of both. A thunderous 680 horses gallop out of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 teamed with an electric motor. That’s 130-more than the Turbo Sport Turismo… with up to 31-miles of electric range based on European test standards… and still room for 5. 

Behind the wheel, the luxurious ride comes from the standard air suspension. The 8-speed PDK selects gears quickly and smoothly. And of course it’s Porsche flat in the corners. All-wheel drive and torque vectoring help this beast around turns and the optional rear-wheel steering is noticeable. 

Porsche was among the first performance brands to jump into the SUV craze, and they continue to be a leader in the market, without going crazy themselves, with innovative designs like the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.

It’s on sale this spring and prices start at about $188,000. 


  • Engine: 4.0 liter
  • Horsepower: 680
  • Price: Start at about $188,000