While the Porsche Panamera Turbo was the best of both worlds in terms of luxury and performance, the Turbo S version tilted the scale toward the sports area.
The Panamera Turbo got the fastest lap-time in the sport-sedan segment for the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife of 7m28.81. Its time was better than the one recorded by other supercars such as Koenigsegg CCX, Pagani Zonda F, or even the 2007 Porsche 911 GT2. And the Panamera S was even quicker and faster, but not tested.
For the 2020 model, the Panamera Turbo S featured a different front fascia than the rest of the range, with new grilles in the apron and two pairs of light strips for the daytime running lights. It was fitted with standard LED headlights. On the sides, the 21” light-alloy wheels featured a specific design. In the back, the revamped light strip ran seamlessly over the trunk lid, with an adapted contour and new LED taillights were installed. The three-piece retractable wing was kept. The big, quad, exhaust in the rear offered a deeper sound than before.
The interior of the 2020 Panamera Turbo S featured the already known Porsche Communication Management infotainment system with a 12.3” touch-screen display mounted at the same level as the steering wheel, on top of the center stack. It featured the improved Voice Pilot online voice control and wireless Apple CarPlay. Porsche didn’t say anything about the Android Auto connectivity.
The 2020 Panamera Turbo S featured the same twin-turbo V8 engine as the GTS or the Turbo version but tuned to offer 630 hp. It offered 80 hp more than the non-facelift Panamera Turbo. Its performances were on par with other supercars, obtaining a 3.1 second for the 0 to 100 kph (0 to 62 mph) run.