S now stands for six, as in twin-turbo V6
In case you didn’t know, the Panamera is heavily revised for 2014. Porsche claims that this is now the second generation of the Panamera model lineup and it includes a host of changes inside and out.
Chief among these changes are a new plug-in hybrid model, an extended-wheelbase model, and the discontinuation of the 4.8-liter V8 in the S and 4S models.
The 4.8-liter V8 will live on in the manic Panamera GTS, but the S models now receive a new twin-turbocharged V6 that promises to be more efficient and faster than the outgoing model. We had a chance to drive one recently during an event near Portland, OR to see if these claims are indeed true.