Porsche Panamera S Hybrid managed to win at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum. The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an event which has attracted a fair amount of attention which bringa a lot of satisfaction for the car makers who are planning to change the world with their vehicles in the not-so-distant future.
Porsche as one of the auto manufacturers with the pedigree to consider, they saw the event not necessarily as a challenge, but also as a means to advertise two of its finest products. Those products are the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid and the regular Porsche 911 Carrera. Both managed to win first and second place in the intercity Rally in the Michelin Challenge Bibendum in the combustion engine driven production vehicle category.
The Michelin Challenge Bibendum was the first on the road adventure for Porsche’s soon-to-be-hit the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is set to launch on the market in June 2011, the model comes with the price tag €106,185 and has the same powertrain as the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, but the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid has smaller body.
Under the hood, the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 which able to produce 333 horsepower. Porsche adds a 47 horsepower electric motor on the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid which is neatly wrapped in the distinctive bodywork of the vehicle.
Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is able to reach 100 km/h in just 6.0 seconds and goes on to a top speed 270 km/h (168 mph). The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid can be driven on electric power alone for about 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) at speeds of up to 85 km/h (53 mph). The double victory by Porsche Panamera S Hybrid and Porsche 911 Carrera is proof that the optimum mix of efficiency and driving dynamics is capable of winning even a competition based on the sustainability criteria in the Michelin Challenge Bibendum.