Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera Turbo S vs 911 Carrera S

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche Panamera Turbo S

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
Significantly more torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 324 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM More than 70% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 542 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 394 HP @ 7,400 RPM Around 40% stronger engine
Bigger engine 4,800 cc vs 3,800 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Slightly more expensive sticker price $219k vs $111k More than 95% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Significantly lighter curb weight 3,230 lb vs 4,389 lb More than 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 7,800 RPM vs 6,700 RPM More than 15% more revs
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:37.90 vs 7:52.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera Turbo S  vs
911 Carrera S 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 218,869 110,800
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012

transmission

Drivetrain AWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7
Gear ratios
1: 5.97:1
2: 3.31:1
3: 2.01:1
4: 1.37:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.81:1
7: 0.59:1

engine

Displacement 4,800 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders V8 Flat 6
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.3 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Panamera Turbo S  vs
911 Carrera S 
20.6km nurburgring time 7:52.0 7:37.90

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.1 lb/hp 8.2 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,000 RPM 394 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 324 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.35 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 20 508/? 216
Rear wheels Unknown/? 20 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,389 lb 3,230 lb
Width 76 in 71.2 in
Height 55.8 in 51.1 in
Length 195.7 in 176.8 in
Front track width 65.2 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 115 in 96.5 in
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
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