Adrenaline at the push of a button: the Sport Chrono Package offers an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission. The kit includes a digital and analogue stopwatch, a graphic in the instrument cluster showing longitudinal and lateral acceleration, and a performance display for viewing lap times in Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
What’s new is the mode switch on the steering wheel with SPORT Response button, derived from the 918 Spyder. Four driving modes are available to choose from: ‘Normal’, ‘SPORT’, ‘SPORT PLUS’ and ‘Individual’ – for an even more personalised driving style.
In SPORT mode alone, the new Panamera delivers increased dynamics and more direct handling. In SPORT PLUS mode, the engine becomes even more responsive. The rev-limiter is adjusted to a harder setting. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) are retuned for harder damping and more direct turn-in. The adaptive air suspension drops to Low Level and firms the spring rate. The rearaxle steering acts to provide even greater agility. Another function included in the package is Launch Control – for optimum acceleration from a standing start.
The stopwatch mounted on the dashboard displays recorded driving time or can be used as a conventional clock. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is upgraded to include a performance display, enabling you to view, store and evaluate laps or other driving times.
Pressing the button in the centre of the mode switch primes the engine and transmission for the fastest possible unleashing of power (e.g. for overtaking).
In other words, maximum responsiveness – for a period of approximately 20 seconds.
In conjunction with the Sport Chrono Package, Porsche Stability Management (PSM) is supplemented by a ‘Sport’ mode. It allows a significantly more sporty driving style, with PSM remaining active in the background. For a further enhancement to your driving experience.