Luigi Segre, Felice Mario Boano, Ghia Torino, Italy/Virgil Exner, USA: Karmann-Ghia, Typ 14, 30 PS, 1955-74. Made by Karmann, Osnabrück, Germany. Technically it was based on the VW Beetle. Sold by Volkswagen. Details in german here.
Today at the “Mondial de l’Automobile” event in Paris, Chairman of the Porsche Executive Board
Mondial de l’Automobile
was proud to unveil the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The hybrid version of the Panamera is synonymous with a high level of comfort and maximum efficiency in the luxury segment. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid combines a 2.9-liter V6 biturbo engine with an electric motor to deliver a system power of 340 kW (462 hp).
Thanks to the improved lithium-ion cells offering an increased capacity, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid offers an electric range of around 50 kilometers in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) – a real increase compared with its predecessor. The model delivers power and fuel consumption figures of 2.5 l/100 km and 15.9 kWh/100 km respectively in the NEDC for plug-in hybrid models. And yet the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is also a sportscar among the luxury saloons: The all-wheel Porsche achieves a top speed of 278 km/h and delivers a system torque of 700 Nm from stationary without hesitation. The four-door hybrid sportscar breaks the 100 km/h barrier in just 4.6 seconds.