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2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

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It almost feels like a misnomer, does it not? A Porsche four-passenger sedan is odd enough, but we have come to embrace it; now, however, a(nother) Porsche hybrid — no, make that a Porsche, four-passenger, hybrid sedan. What has this world come to?

I’ll tell you what it has come to, it has come to a point where you can shred the tires of a Porsche, blast pretty much any car on the road, be it straight or twisty, with three of your friends while averaging 6.8 L/100km highway fuel consumption (according to Natural Resources Canada’s estimates).

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That, my friends, gets me excited! And so does the 333-horsepower supercharged V6 engine with 47 extra horsepower and 221-lb-ft of torque provided by an electric motor, for a combined rating of 380 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque — this Porsche has not lost its mojo by going green.

The powertrain, combined with the full leather interior, 20-inch 911 Turbo wheel design, BOSE surround sound system and Crystal Green Metallic paint (to embrace mother earth, and maybe even the Irish, this week) makes this hybrid the coolest and fastest one I’ve ever driven — bar none!

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $126,280

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About James Bergeron

James Bergeron is an Ottawa-based automotive journalist. He is also a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).