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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Wagon Concept
With car enthusiasts primed and ready for the kickoff of the 2012 Paris Motor Show tomorrow, Porsche has dropped what could be the biggest bombshell of the show with the preliminary unveil of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept. Uniting the next generation hybrid drive with new ideas for an evolutionary, sporty body concept, it combines Porsche performance with comprehensive everyday practicality. Featuring a parallel full hybrid, 3-liter V6 engine that pumps out 333hp, top speed in pure-electric mode is 130 km/h. The body concept of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an outlook on a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow: the overhangs are short, and the trunk lid is large – both sporty and functional. The new liquid metal blue color gives the concept car a surface that resembles liquid metal and highlights its contours and design lines more distinctly. And finally, as a plug-in hybrid, the fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery is not only charged while driving – it can also be externally charged within 2.5 hours via a charging interface on the vehicle. Expect further detailing regarding pricing and availability following the festivities in Paris.