“Wow. This factor is huge.” These have been my ideas upon encountering the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive for the primary time. I’m unsure I’ve ever seen the extended-wheelbase Porsche within the wild earlier than (a lot much less parked in entrance of my very own residence), but when I’ve, I’ve by no means observed how extremely lengthy it’s.
After all, not all Panameras take up a lot highway – the Govt will get a 5.9-inch-longer wheelbase, with all of that house benefitting the rear seats. And motivating this limousine with the soul of a supercar is a new-for-2021 powertrain choice for the Panamera lineup, the 4S E-Hybrid. It occupies a really uncommon house in Porsche’s hierarchy of trim ranges, boasting a stellar 552 horsepower and 553 pound-feet that beats out the 2020 Panamera Turbo’s 550 ponies, in addition to the 473 hp from the up to date 2021 Panamera GTS. So, extra highly effective than a Turbo, electrified, and larger than the Ahmanson Theater? What a bizarre (and weirdly lovable) automotive.
The Electrical Boogie
The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is the third mannequin in Porsche’s vary of plug-in luxurious sedans, becoming a member of the 457-hp base mannequin and the range-topping 662-hp Turbo S E-Hybrid. Mated to…