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Porsche Levels Up the Panamera

Just when you think it can’t get any better, Porsche improves on their grand touring model, the Panamera. For the upcoming model year of 2014, the Stuttgart automobile company decided to increase the power and increase the performance. Altogether, the highest trim of the model, the Turbo S is coming out of the box swinging for 2014.

Starting with the engine -- expect a lot of power coming out of the grand touring vehicle as it tops 570hp and exceeds top speeds of 192 miles per hour. Straight and narrow speed is important, but how does it handle curves? The Executive edition of the 2014 model has an extended wheelbase that is close to six inches wider than before. All built to match the newfound power of the 2014 model.

Now with the engineering components of the new Panamera. All has improved starting with the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control which is an active roll stabilization system. It reduces the vehicle's inclination to move laterally on curves, thus increasing agility and comfort. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system was added and it is a variable standard torque split at the rear wheels. It works in combination with an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock which improves overall traction. The stopping system is highlight by the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, which is a high-performance brake system that is particularly resistant to brake fading and wear. The chassis of the Panamera Turbo S features the Porsche Active Suspension Management adaptive damper control and adaptive air suspension with additional air volume.

Interior and exterior luxury amenities make the Panamera both a status symbol and a comfortable mode of transportation. Starting with the windows, which will ensure both a climate-controlled and quiet ride with thermal and noise-insulated windows. Inside the vehicle, an interior lighting package was especially designed for the rear and a large center console at the rear are just a few new features for your passengers.

The exterior reflects a lot of Porsche rich racing history -- this maybe a model that one can take to LeMans or Laguna Seca. The tires for the Turbo S are accented by 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels, which are larger and wider than the standard wheels belonging to other Panamera models. Another racing feature is the four-way rear spoiler tops off already sporty look to a grand touring model.

The new Panamera Turbo S model line will be making its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show on November 20-21, 2013. Porsche is making it clear that the new Panamera won’t be having just cosmetic changes or small improvements. For 2014, it stepped its game up by increasing speed, handling and luxury.

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