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 |  Oct 16 2013, 11:02 AM

3. A monster lives under the hood


Powering the Executive Turbo is the same 4.8-liter turbocharged V8 as found in the short-wheelbase Turbo model. That means 520 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque is on tap for whoever is lucky enough to be piloting this rocket. Porsche claims the Executive Turbo will hammer from 0-60 in four seconds or 3.8 with the Sport Chrono package.

Yes, this car hauls serious ass. The power is endless and feels like it will pull forever. The seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission reacts insanely fast in sport plus mode and the V8 bellows out the backend and backfires after abrupt throttle lifts.  Fuel economy is officially rated at…ah, who cares about fuel economy in a car like this?