Porsche has just revealed photos of the Panamera Sport Turismo concept car ahead of its actual 2012 Paris Motor Show debut.
The body concept of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an outlook on a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow. The overhangs are short, and the boot lid is large making it both sporty and functional. The concept car combines the dimensions of a premium vehicle with the interior comfort of the luxury class. The Panamera Sport Turismo measures 1,990mm wide, 1,401mm in height and 4,950mm long.
The exterior features direction indicators and sidelights integrated in C-shaped lighting units – known as C-Blades – mounted in the large air inlets at the front end. Together with four-point LED headlights in an innovative design, they define the front end appearance of the concept car.
Porsche decided to remove conventional exterior mirrors for it to not interrupt the smooth and taut exterior of the Sport Turismo. In their place, the Sport Turismo has two cameras mounted in the side air outlets whose images are shown on the displays in the cockpit.
The concept vehicle with its 416 hp of peak system power is designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to a speed of 130 km/h and can cover distances of over 30 km. The Sport Turismo also exhibits impressive fuel economy per the NEDC standard; its combined fuel consumption is less than 3.5 liters per 100 km, while CO2 emissions are under 82 g/km.
The drive system of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an advanced development of the parallel full hybrid that Porsche already implements today in the Panamera S Hybrid and Cayenne S Hybrid. The new electric motor produces about 95 hp, which is around twice as much as in today’s Porsche hybrid drive.
As a plug-in hybrid, the fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery is not only charged while driving; it can also be externally charged within 2.5 hours via a charging interface on the vehicle. It utilizes a universal charger (AC) that is wall-mounted in a home garage and has a standardized charging plug.