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The New Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is a 700 PS Beast

Porsche is completing the product line-up for the new Panamera with three new models – the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and the Panamera 4S.

Out of the three, the highlight is none other than the 700 PS, 870 Nm flagship variant – the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is now the most powerful variant in the completely revamped product line, combining a 571 PS, four-litre biturbo V8 with a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor. Its all-electric range has been increased by up to 30 per cent thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimised driving modes.

This also applies to the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, where the electric motor is complemented as before by a 330 PS 2.9-litre biturbo V6, resulting in a system power output of 462 PS.

Alongside the recently unveiled new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, which boasts a system power output of 560 PS, Porsche is now offering three Panamera plug-in hybrid models for the first time – Porsche is therefore systematically extending its E-Performance strategy.

At the heart of the drive architecture is the electric motor, which is integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and still produces a power output of 100 kW (136 PS) and maximum torque of 400 Nm.

In combination with its standard Sport Chrono package, and powered by a four-litre V8 biturbo engine that now delivers571 PS instead of 550 PS, the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid now completes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds – 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor.

It reaches a top speed of 315 km/h, which represents an improvement of 5 km/h. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid takes just 4.4 seconds (-0.2 s) to reach 100 km/h from a standing start on its way to a top speed of up to 280 km/h (+2 km/h).

The gross capacity of the high-voltage battery has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh, thanks to the use of optimised cells, and the driving modes have been adapted for even more efficient energy utilisation. The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 50 km. Meanwhile, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can be driven with zero local emissions for up to 56 km.

The Porsche plug-in hybrid models are preferably charged at home – either via a standard domestic outlet or a power socket. A model-specific charging capacity of up to 7.2 kW is possible with the standard Porsche Mobile Charger. Charging is also possible at public charging points using a Mode 3 cable.

The newly designed front end of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is differentiated by its dual C-shaped Turbo front light modules as well as its larger side air intakes. The revamped light bar at the rear now runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour.

The options available include darkened Exclusive Design tail light modules with dynamic Coming/Leaving Home animation, three new 20- and 21-inch wheels and two new exterior colours (Cherry Metallic and Truffle Brown Metallic).

Last but not least, the chassis and control systems have also been tuned for sportiness and comfort in all new Panamera models. In some cases, a completely new control strategy has been implemented.

A new generation of steering control system and new tyres ensure improved lateral dynamics and greater precision. The flagship Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid comes as standard with all currently available chassis and control systems such as the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) electric roll stabilisation system, which includes Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), rear axle steering with Power Steering Plus as well as the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system.


Porsche Taycan Launched in Malaysia – 3 Variants, From RM725,000

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Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) enters a new era of electromobility with the launch of the new Porsche Taycan, its first fully electric sports car.

The Taycan models will be available in Malaysia in three variants:

  • Taycan Turbo S – RM1.195 million
  • Taycan Turbo  – RM999,000
  • Taycan 4S  – RM725,000

On the exterior, LED Matrix Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) are equipped as standard for the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, while the Taycan 4S comes with LED Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus).

Other standard features on the Taycan Turbo S include lightweight Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), carbon fibre door sill guards, sport design side skirts, and rear diffusor in louvered design. These are available as options for the Taycan Turbo and Taycan 4S.

Inside, The freestanding 16.9-inch curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the dashboard, while a central, 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional passenger display are combined to form an integrated glass band in a black-panel look.

“Foot garages” – recesses in the battery in the rear footwell – ensure sitting comfort in the rear and allow the low sports car height.

An entire leather-free interior is fitted as standard for the Taycan Turbo S and Taycan Turbo, and is an available option for the Taycan 4S. Interiors made from innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainable concept of the electric sports car.

According to Porsche, the original 911’s cleanly styled dashboard from 1963 was the inspiration for the Taycan’s cabin design.

In terms of performance, the flagship Taycan Turbo S can generate up to 761 PS overboost power in combination with Launch Control, and the Taycan Turbo up to 680 PS.

The Taycan Turbo S generates up to 1,050 Nm of torque and accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds, while the Taycan Turbo reaches maximum torque of 850 Nm and completes this sprint in 3.2 seconds.

The Turbo S has a range of up to 412 kilometres, while the Turbo has a range of up to 450 kilometres. The top speed of both all-wheel-drive models is 260 km/h. The Porsche Electric Sport Sound comes as standard, a unique acoustic accompaniment to dynamic driving.

As for the Taycan 4S, it reaches the century sprint in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. With the standard Performance Battery, it delivers up to 530 PS via overboost power in conjunction with Launch Control. This is increased to a maximum of 571 PS with the optional Performance Battery Plus.

The Taycan 4S also has an electrical range of up to 407 kilometres with the standard Performance Battery and 463 kilometres with the Performance Battery Plus.

The Taycan is the first production vehicle with a system voltage of 800 volts instead of the usual 400 volts for electric cars. This is a particular advantage for Taycan drivers on the road: in just over 36 minutes, the battery can be fully recharged using the available 175 kW direct current (DC) chargers from the high-power charging network for a range of over 400 km across all models.

The overall capacity of the Performance Battery Plus is 93.4 kWh and can conduct higher currents, thus speeding up the charging process significantly. Taycan drivers can comfortably charge their cars with up to eleven kW of alternating current (AC) at home.

As part of the ownership experience that Porsche is known for, SDAP will be offering intelligent and holistic charging solutions for Taycan owners, with equipment that includes a 22 kW Porsche Mobile Charger Plus and the Porsche Home Energy Manager.

Malaysia’s first Direct Current (DC) high performance chargers have also been installed across SDAP dealer network.  With first deliveries of the Taycan estimated to be in the first quarter of 2021, all Taycan owners can have peace of mind with these 175 kW DC chargers delivering a full charge in 36 minutes

Taycan customers will enjoy the same complimentary and comprehensive four-year maintenance and warranty programme offered for all Porsche cars by SDAP, with the battery covered under an eight-year warranty. Customers can opt to extend both the vehicle and battery warranties for up to fifteen years.


2020 Porsche Macan is Here with Enhanced Premium Package – From RM439k

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) today announced the introduction of a new enhanced Premium Package for the Macan, with enhancements worth over RM 39,000.00.

The new enhanced Premium Package for the Macan includes additional specifications such as Comfort Access, Park Assist with Surround View, as well as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), on top of the standard options.

Other luxury and comfort features that are complimentary with the base price of the Macan include Apple CarPlay accompanied by the BOSE Surround Sound System, Power Steering Plus, 14-way power seats including memory function for both driver and front passenger, comfort lighting package and automatic dimming mirrors.

Powering the Macan is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque. With its seven-gear PDK dual-clutch gearbox, the compact SUV goes from zero to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 225 km/h.

Its latest prominent features include the three-dimensional LED light panel at the rear to keep with Porsche’s design DNA and the new fully interconnected Porsche communication management system with 10.9-inch touchscreen inside the vehicle, for a range of digital possibilities at your fingertips.

From now until 31 December 2020, customers will also enjoy the 50% sales tax incentive supported by the government on top of complimentary enhanced new features that now come as standard. That being said, the pricing for the Macan with the enhanced Premium Package starts from RM439,351.00


Porsche Cayman GT4, 718 Spyder Launched – Got RM1 Million?

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has just introduced the new range-topping performance models in the 718 family – the new 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder.

Prices are as mentioned below:

  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 – From RM999,000
  • Porsche 718 Spyder  – From RM970,000

Sharing a technical base for the first time, both models feature a completely redesigned 420 hp four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine based on the same turbo engine family in the 911 Carrera model series. Complementing the powerful engine is the dynamic rev-matching function of the six-speed manual transmission. 

Thanks to the powertrain package,  both models now have a significant increase in power compared to their predecessors – 35hp and 45hp more for the 718 Cayman GT4 and 718 Spyder respectively.

With a maximum torque of 420 Nm at between 5,000 and 6,800 rpm, the 718 Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4 can accelerate to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds from a standing start, with top speeds that break the 300km/h barrier.

New additions include technical highlights such as adaptive cylinder control. In part-load operation, it temporarily interrupts the injection process in one of the two cylinder banks, thus reducing fuel consumption.

On the exterior, the 718 Cayman GT4 features a newly designed single-chamber arch rear silencer which creates space in the rear section for a functional diffuser, a fixed rear wing, and a large front spoiler lip, all of which contribute to 20% more downforce than the outgoing model.

The 718 Spyder on the other hand, comes with new honeycomb air intake grilles that have been designed to increase airflow by reducing obstructions, a front spoiler lip with recessed ‘Spyder’ lettering, and a golf-ball like profiled surface below the front end to guarantee a constantly low drag coefficient.

Unlike the GT4, the 718 Spyder possesses a distinctive rear spoiler that automatically extends at speeds in excess of 120km/h which helps to reduce lift for more driving stability. Thanks to the functional diffuser, it is the first model in the Boxster family to generate aerodynamic downforce at the rear axle. Both models get 20-inch wheels as well.

For the first time ever, the new 718 Spyder makes its debut with the same high-performance GT chassis as the 718 Cayman GT4. Delivering particularly agile handling and good driving stability even at high speeds, the chassis provides the ideal foundation for maximum performance and pure driving pleasure.

The height, camber, toe angle and the anti-roll bars of the chassis for the 718 Cayman GT4 can be adjusted to the demands of each individual race track.

And then we have the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping system with sports setup and 30 mm suspension as standard which brings the centre of gravity of these models significantly closer to the ground and improves lateral dynamics potential.

The Porsche Stability Management (PSM) operates with even greater sensitivity and precision here but can optionally also be deactivated in two steps for deliberately sporty handling. Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with mechanical rear differential lock further enhances the longitudinal and lateral dynamics, cornering performance and driving pleasure.

The 718 Cayman GT4 can also be equipped with the optional Clubsport package. With its components derived from professional motorsport, the Clubsport package provides additional protection on the racetrack. This includes a rear steel roll bar, a hand-held fire extinguisher and a six-point seatbelt on the driver’s side.

The optional Spyder Classic interior package lends an extravagant look to the interior while also being reminiscent of historic racing cars. The two-tone leather interior in Bordeaux Red/Black gives an especially unique and high quality look and feel to the entire interior of the 718 Spyder.


The World’s Most Technologically Innovative Car is… Porsche Taycan

Thanks to a total of 27 new developments, the Porsche Taycan has been named the most important innovation driver in the global automotive market.

13 of these, or almost half, are world firsts. These are the conclusions of the new AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Report published by the Center of Automotive Management (CAM).

Innovations in the electric Porsche recognised by the scientists at CAM include its 800-volt architecture, two-speed transmission on the rear axle, high recuperative power of up to 265 kW and best cd value in the segment (from 0.22).

The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) is an independent scientific institute for strategic consulting and empirical automotive and mobility research at the University of Applied Sciences (FHDW) in Bergisch Gladbach.

Under Centre Director Professor Stefan Bratzel, they have been analysing the innovations of global automotive manufacturers since 2005.

In conjunction with the auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), they recognise the most outstanding innovations in their annual awards. Approximately 250 production vehicles were evaluated for 2019/20.

“We are delighted that our first all-electric sports car has so quickly achieved a place on the top step of the podium in the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS awards. This is fantastic confirmation of the innovative strength of our company and the pioneering spirit that can be found at Porsche,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

“We have developed a new car with a new team and have built a completely new carbon-neutral factory. Technical innovations such as our 800-volt architecture, recognised here by the award, permit short charging times. The two-speed transmission on the rear axle guarantees a unique driving experience. Both order book and customer feedback are very positive.”


Porsche Announces Revised Price, 360 Financing+ for Customers

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised distributor of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia has announced the revised prices of Porsche models minus sales tax.

The new base price of the current Porsche models enjoy savings ranging from approximately RM 13,000 up to RM 48,000.

To enhance the ownership experience further, bookings made from now up to 30 June 2020 will be entitled to an additional 1-year warranty extension, and up to additional 2-years free insurance, depending on the Porsche model.

* Prices shown are based on standard specifications, excluding options, road tax and insurance. Terms and conditions apply.

Offering customers even further versatility and flexibility to make owning a new Porsche Macan more attainable, SDAP extends its intelligent alternative to conventional financing with the new Porsche 360 Financing+, applicable from now up to 31 December 2020.

This new extension of SDAP’s current 360 Financing programme offers customers a more flexible ownership option, especially for those searching for unadulterated sporty driving with the Macan.

Starting from as low as RM 6,300 a month, the new Porsche 360 Financing+ offers up to 30% reduced monthly repayments compared to conventional financing for the Macan.

The new Porsche 360 Financing+ provides better cash flow management with an even shorter financing tenure and maximum financing of up to 90% of the vehicle value. Starting from 12 months up to 60 months, customers are able to select their preferred financing period that is best suited to their current lifestyle.

With the option to return the Macan even within the first 12 months of the loan tenure through the new 360 Financing+, customers are now provided with more financial flexibility than before.

Customers have full control over the decision to either return or upgrade to a new Porsche without the worry of residual value through the Assured Resale Value of the Macan.

This variety of return options provides customers the most suitable financing that caters to their lifestyle and financial needs, without any additional commitments.


Porsche 911 Speedster is here! 510 hp, manual, only from RM2.7 million

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) just launched the new 911 Speedster via a virtual video launch.

Paying homage to the 356 “No. 1” Roadster, the new 911 Speedster we see here sports the optional Heritage Design package that was specially designed by Style Porsche and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.

The heart of the new Speedster is adopted from the 911 GT3. The naturally aspirated 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engine kicks out 510 hp and 470 Nm of torque. Performance? It goes from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 310 km/h.

Compared with the previous 911 GT3, the engine in the Speedster is fitted with two gasoline particulate filters (GPF), and still manages 10 hp more. This is due to improvements to detail such as the high-pressure fuel injectors with optimised spray pattern as well as a modified intake system with individual throttle valves, which enables a more spontaneous response to throttle commands.

The newly developed lightweight stainless steel sports exhaust system weighs 10 kilograms less, despite the addition of the two particulate filters.

What we love most about the 911 Speedster is that Porsche only offers the car with a manual six-speed sports transmission. It features an auto-blip function which precisely and independently compensates differences in engine speed between the gears when downshifting through automatic throttle blips.

Auto-blip can be activated at any time, in other words also independently from the chosen PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) variable damping system setting. A mechanical rear differential lock with asymmetric locking action rounds off sporty power transmission.

Further complementing the powertrain package is the sporty rear-axle steering and dynamic engine mounts, Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV), Porsche Stability Management (PSM) and PASM with sports tuning and lowering by 25 mm, as well as 20-inch forged Speedster alloy wheels.

The list of standard equipment includes PCCB brakes (Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake) with internally vented and perforated ceramic composite brake discs.

On the exterior, the main highlight is the double-bubble rear – a quintessential feature of this sports car type ever since the 911 Speedster from over 30 years ago. It is the largest and most complex component to date that Porsche has used in a road model made of a single piece of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic.

Two trim elements in the double bubbles make room for the roll-over protection system as need, included in the two-seater as a standard feature just like in the 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

A weight-saving roof structure replaces the basic tonneau cover of the concept vehicle. Together with the shortened window frames with their lowered cowl top panels and the smaller side windows, it gives the 911 Speedster its athletic profile. The excitingly low fly line already characterised historic designs such as the Porsche 356 Speedster from 1954.

While the carbon-fibre composite bonnet weighs in two kilograms lighter than the 911 GT3, the front apron was borrowed from the GT3, but the front spoiler lip is a completely new development.

Instead of the Talbot mirrors used on the concept vehicle, the production version of the new Speedster features electrically adjustable Sport Design exterior mirrors. The extending, aerodynamically tuned rear spoiler and rear apron have been adopted from the 911 GT3 Touring for the Speedster.

The interior features black leather elements, carbon-fibre composite full-bucket seats, a shortened gear lever, and lightweight door panels.

Also worth noting are the “Speedster” logos that adorn the head restraints and the visible carbon door sills as well as the central rev counter. Like the other instruments, it has black dials with white needles as well as green digits and scales – features reminiscent of its famous forebear, the Porsche 356 Speedster.

There is also a limited-edition badge on the cross structure behind the front seats shows the serial number of the 911 Speedster, which is limited to just 1,948 units.

Last but not least Porsche also optionally offers the new 911 Speedster with a Heritage Design package, which can be seen on the car here. This exclusive exterior and interior detailed package, which reinterprets classic elements from the 1950s and 1960s, includes the interior colour scheme in Black and Cognac with golden details, special “spears” paintwork in White for the front fascia and front wings, and GT Silver Metallic exterior colour.

There are also historic looking motor sports decals for the doors and front lid complete the package, such as the Porsche crests, and the gold-coloured logos and historic “PORSCHE” lettering on the sides of the vehicle.

Want to buy one? The Porsche 911 Speedster’s price starts from RM 2.7 million.

Want to see one? The new 911 Speedster will be on display, exclusively at Porsche Centre Sungai Besi for a limited time, from 13 June 2020 onwards. To maintain social distancing, showroom visits are encouraged to be by appointment basis.


New Porsche 911 Speedster Malaysian Launch Tomorrow

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the authorised importer of Porsche in Malaysia, will be unveiling the new Porsche 911 Speedster via a scheduled online broadcast tomorrow, at 8pm.

The unveiling is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 2 June at 8 pm on Porsche Malaysia’s Facebook and Instagram channels, as well as its dealer website platforms.

Underpinned by the chassis of the GT3 and the body shell of the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, the Speedster is powered by the same 4.0-litre naturally aspirated Flat-6 engine as the GT3, kicking out 500 PS.

Paired to the engine is most probably a 6-speed manual transmission and titanium exhaust system which are claimed to be 4 kg lighter than the 7-speed manual transmission found on the standard 991 models.

The 911 Speedster also features the signature “hump” shaped double bubble roof cover along with a shorter windshield frame, side window glass and the analogue roof folding mechanism retaining the “Talbot” wing mirrors and the central fuel cap from the 911 Speedster concept unveiled earlier at the Goodwood Festival of Speed harking back to its use on the 356 Speedster.

Other highlights include a leather interior with perforated seats, red tinted daytime running lights, carbon fibre fenders, engine cover, as well as hood and stone guards.

Limited to just 1,948 units in honour of the year in which the old 356 “Number 1” was made, the final production version of the Speedster was unveiled at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

That being said, watch this space for more details on the 911 Speedster tomorrow.