Porsche’s Green Super Sedan

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Later this year, Porsche will be unleashing their very first plug-in hybrid – the Panamera S E Hybrid.  A significant jump from Porsche’s previous model, the S Hybrid, the S E sports a newly redesigned electric motor giving the car a staggering 416 horsepower and 435 pound-feet of torque.  Porsche has jettisoned their nickel hydride battery in favor of the ever popular lithium ion variety.  This denser, more energy efficient battery allows the car to drive up to 20 miles on one charge, taking only 2.5 hours to power up. The juiced up joyride goes from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 167mph. And it looks great while doing it!  However, this is no Prius we’re talking about with a projected price tag of $99,000 when it hits the streets later this year.  Porsche hasn’t released the mileage figures for the S E yet, but it’s sure to save some dough at the pump.   Though Porsche’s foray into hybrids has some purists grumbling, this sedan from the sages at Stuttgart is sure to change their minds!

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