Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera Turbo vs GTS

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche Panamera Turbo

Reasons to consider the
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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM vs 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $139k vs $110k More than 25% more expensive harder to own
Faster top speed 189 mph vs 178 mph 11 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster to 60mph 5.3 s vs 5.77 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 13.56 s vs 13.99 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.69 lb/hp vs 9.84 lb/hp More than 10% better power-to-weight ratio
Side view of Porsche Panamera GTS

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Porsche Panamera GTS GTS

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Slightly lighter curb weight 4,233 lb vs 4,343 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera Turbo  vs
GTS 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 138,650 109,900
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2013
City mileage 15 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 23 MPG

design

Body style Sedan Sedan
Top type Hard fixed Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4 4x4
Shift system Automatic Automatic
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
Axle ratio 3.15:1 3.15:1
Paddle shifters N/A N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc 15.39 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.82 in Ventilated Disc 13.82 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 255/45 19 255/45 19
Wheel material Alloy Alloy
Wheel material Alloy Alloy

road tests

Panamera Turbo  vs
GTS 
Top speed 189 mph 178 mph
1/4 mile 13.56 s 13.99 s
0-60mph 5.3 s 5.77 s
Lateral acceleration 0.87 g 0.85 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.69 lb/hp 9.84 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM 430 HP @ 6,700 RPM
Maximum torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM 384 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 6,700 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.3 feet 39.3 feet
Steering system Unknown Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc 4,806 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in 3.78 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,343 lb 4,233 lb
Width 76 in 76 in
Height 55.8 in 55.8 in
Length 195.6 in 195.6 in
Front track width 65.2 in 65.2 in
Ground clearance 6.4 in 6.4 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in 114.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Porsche Panamera Turbo Turbo
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