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Porsche’s new Panamera tours Singapore streets

The new Turbo edition of the sports saloon will make pit-stops around the island this week.

If you’re a car enthusiasts, or simply a fan of Porsche, you’ll want to make sure you catch the brand’s all-new Panamera Turbo on the streets of Singapore. Marking the soft launch of the new Panamera range, the Panamera City Tour will see the automaker’s top-of-the-line sports saloon parading around our island, stopping at some of Singapore’s iconic locations over from November 3-6.

Unveiled first to an intimate group of media guests earlier today at the Le Freeport Singapore, the four-seater will bring the two contrasting arenas of a sports car and a luxury saloon even closer together. For starters, the range now features new V6 and V8 twin-turbo engines, paired with the new eight-speed dual-clutch PDK II transmission. This allows better power delivery, more rapid response and improved driving performance, while being 16 percent more efficient than its predecessor, with fuel consumption reduced by 1.1 litres per 100km.

With the Turbo model in particular, it features a four-litre V8 with twin-scroll turbochargers that powers it to a high of 550bhp and a top speed of 306km/h, with the century sprint completed in just 3.6 seconds. Additionally, the car has been engineered to produce a maximum torque of 770Nm, which is 70Nm more than the previous.

The City Tour will allow the public to get a chance to get up close and personal with the car before it is official released in the first quarter of 2017. Fans will also be able to take part in a variety of activities and contests, as well as meet with local deejays (specifically on November 4).

“The idea of the Panamera City Tour was conceived to give Porsche enthusiasts and car fanatics a chance to preview the car before its official unveiling next year,” says Karsono Kwee, executive chairman of Eurokars Group, the exclusive dealer for Porsche in Singapore. “Now more of a sports car than ever before, the all-new Panamera offers the best of both worlds and brings together luxurious comfort, practical space and the impressively sporty driving performance that Porsche is renowned for.”

Panamera City Tour Pit-stops

November 3: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore in the day, Dempsey Hill in the evening
November 4: Suntec City Convention Centre
November 5: ION Orchard, Level
November 6: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

The new Panamera is now available for reservation and pre-order.