Porsche takes the action to the Aston Martin Rapide with its upgraded 562bhp, 193mph super-tourer
Maybe it's simple coincidence. We doubtable not. Earlier this year, Aston Martin appear its uprated Rapide S, blame the ability of its V12 four-door from 500bhp to 550bhp. Which was just a few added horsepowers than the Porsche Panamera Turbo S.
Now Porsche has appear the facelifted, even-more-powerful, even faster Panamera Turbo S. Ability from its twin-turbo 4.2-litre V8 rises to 562bhp, 20bhp added than the accepted Turbo S and a dozen horses advanced of that annoying Rapide.
Porsche has absolved that added ability through a new brace of turbochargers with beyond compressors, and added bang burden by 20 bar. Torque aswell rises by 37lb ft to a compact 553lb ft, with an overboost action adopting it to 590lb ft for abbreviate bursts.
All of which adds up to an indecently accelerated machine. The upgraded Panamera will do 0-62mph in an official 3.8 abnormal - admitting bethink Porsche is awfully bourgeois with its dispatch abstracts - and a top acceleration of 193mph. Enough to accomplish the 190mph, 0-62mph-in-4.9-secs Rapide attending pedestrian.
Despite the ability hike, Porsche claims abridgement of the Panamera Turbo S has risen 11 per cent to 27.7mpg.
The facelifted Panamera Turbo S will clearly admission at the Tokyo appearance after this month, and will acreage in the UK in January with prices starting at ВЈ131,049. That's ВЈ15k beneath than the Aston Rapide S. Which would you take?