The SPORT button, which is fitted as standard, enables you to select a setup that favors either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the electronic engine management system switches the engine mapping to offer a sharper response and engine dynamics that are more direct.
With the gearbox in automatic mode, upshifts take place at higher engine speeds and downshifts are swifter. In addition, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) also switch to SPORT mode to deliver harder damping and more direct steering and, therefore, even more agile cornering.
The Sport Chrono Package helps to provide an even sportier setup. Included in the package are a digital and analog stopwatch, the SPORT PLUS button, the longitudinal and lateral acceleration display and a performance display in PCM for displaying lap times.
The SPORT PLUS button on the center console is used to activate SPORT PLUS mode. The engine becomes even more responsive. The rev-limiter is adjusted to a harder setting (except in the Panamera S E-Hybrid). Vehicles with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) switch to SPORT PLUS mode for harder damping and more direct steering. Models with adaptive air suspension drop to ‘low level’ and switch to a stiffer spring rate. In SPORT PLUS mode, the trigger threshold for PSM is raised for increased longitudinal and lateral dynamics.
The stopwatch mounted on the dashboard displays recorded driving time or can be used as a conventional clock. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) has a special performance display to view, store and evaluate lap times or other driving times.
When combined with PDK, the Sport Chrono Package has two additional functions: the shift times in SPORT PLUS mode become even shorter, the gear changes even sportier. The second function is Launch Control, designed to produce optimum acceleration from a standing start.
For the Panamera Turbo, increased power output is a matter of principle. In this model, the Sport Chrono Package takes performance to another level with the overboost function. Whenever you accelerate at full throttle in SPORT or SPORT PLUS mode, boost pressure will be temporarily increased by up to 10 %. This significantly increases the maximum torque, delivers a short-term complacent 516 to 567 lb.-ft.– and puts a smile on the driver’s face.
The Sport Chrono package with Overboost function fitted as standard in the Panamera Turbo S delivers a maximum torque of 800 Nm.
Standard in Panamera GTS and Panamera Turbo S, optional for the other Panamera models and only in conjunction with Porsche Communication Management (PCM).