Chassis comfort and cornering stability benefit equally from further enhanced chassis components and control systems in the new Panamera. For example, the revamped Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) brings a noticeable improvement in damping comfort. Control of the roll stabilisation system Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) with a 48-volt system now ensures enhanced body stability. Grip and traction are also increased. The new steering control generation with an application derived from the 911 Carrera and Taycan models improves the steering response and intensifies feedback to drivers for even greater precision and directness. Consequently, the new Panamera once again sets performance benchmarks within the segment despite the significantly increased driving comfort.
Among other things, the three-chamber air suspension, PASM and PDCC Sport including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) have been specifically implemented on a model-specific basis and optimised further to transfer the enormous torque of up to 820 Nm of the new Panamera Turbo S to the road surface and guarantee maximum cornering performance. This improves the longitudinal and lateral dynamics to underline the Panamera’s claim to be the sportiest saloon within the premium class.
New tyres and wheel designs
Since tyres have a very significant influence on handling, great importance is always attached to them in chassis development at Porsche. An improved tyre generation is used for the new Panamera models. The new 20 and 21-inch summer tyres increase the bandwidth between comfort and sportiness while simultaneously offering a lower rolling resistance.
Sport tyres with a softer rubber compound and optimised tread have been developed especially for the Panamera and are offered for the first time. These tyres improve lateral performance and are particularly suitable for sporty cornering.
A total of 10 wheel designs are now available with the new 20-inch wheel and two new 21-inch wheels. These also include the Exclusive Design 21-inch alloy wheels with bright-polished areas, painted rim bases and wheel hub covers with coloured Porsche Crest. The latest generation of multifunction steering wheels is used. With their visual cut-outs, they evoke the lightweight steering wheels found in racing cars.
Optimised brakes for best deceleration
In keeping with the increase in engine power, the chassis developers have also focused on redesigning the brakes on the new Panamera models and have adapted the sizes accordingly.
For instance, the new Panamera Turbo S has now been equipped with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) as standard, a system that has been tested on race tracks. The brake discs measure 420 millimetres on the front axle and 410 millimetres on the rear axle.
The PCCB brake calipers have a Yellow finish. They are still Red as before in the GTS models. Black brake calipers are a new option available for the GTS and Turbo S models. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid features brake calipers in Acid Green; while the calipers are Black on the Panamera and Panamera 4.