Porsche has presented the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and 911 GT3 Cup racer at the Paris Motor Show. The hybrid version of the Panamera is synonymous with a high level of comfort and maximum efficiency in the luxury segment. Another model celebrating its global debut at the event in Paris was the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the latest generation of the world’s best-selling racing car.
Both Panamera 4 E-Hyrid and 911 GT3 deliver the typical level of performance expected of a Porsche, together with the model-specific characteristics. While the 911 GT3 Cup delivers 357 kW (485 hp) of power from its completely redeveloped four-liter, six-cylinder flat engine featuring direct petrol injection, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid combines a 2.9-liter V6 biturbo engine with an electric motor to deliver a system power of 340 kW (462 hp).
Thanks to the improved lithium-ion cells offering an increased capacity, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid offers an electric range of around 50 kilometers (NEDC). The model delivers power and fuel consumption figures of 2.5 l/100 km and 15.9 kWh/100 km respectively in the NEDC for plug-in hybrid models. These figures correspond to CO2 emissions of 56 g/km. And yet the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is also a sportscar among the luxury saloons: The all-wheel Porsche achieves a top speed of 278 km/h and delivers a system torque of 700 Nm from stationary without hesitation. The four-door hybrid sportscar breaks the 100 km/h barrier in just 4.6 seconds.
In addition, the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid features a hybrid strategy never before seen in this segment. As with the 918 Spyder, the power of the Panamera electric motor, 100 kW (136 hp) and 400 Nm torque, is made available as soon as the driver touches the accelerator pedal. As such, the electric motor is available to deliver additional power at all times. This, together with the performance characteristics of the new 2.9-liter V6 delivering 330 hp and 450 Nm, generates an impressive boost scenario based on electric motor and turbochargers.
911 GT3 Cup is the world’s best-selling racing car
With the new 911 GT3 Cup, the Porsche motorsport department has developed the next generation of the production-style GT racing car for the global brand cups. The 1200-kilogram one-seater is powered by a four-liter flat engine delivering 485 hp and variable inlet and outlet camshaft control. The new aerodynamics at the front and rear ensure even greater traction and faster lap times.
Some 3031 units of the 911 GT3 Cup have been built in the 996, 997 and 991 model lines since 1998. This makes the brand cup racing car from Stuttgart the most-produced and most-sold GT racing car in the world.