The Porsche brand made a splash at the 2016 Paris Motor Show by debuting the 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. If you think of hybrids as dull, it’s time you reconsidered. Whatever else it may be, this is not a typical hybrid. While it’s not yet available to the New England drivers served by Porsche of Nashua, it will be soon. Here’s what to expect.¬†

One reason this isn’t your typical hybrid, or even your typical Posche Panamera, is its lineage. The technology under the hood is derived from the same technology found in the Porsche 918 Spyder that’s struck fear into the hearts of its competitors on the racetrack. The new Porsche car gets to 87 miles per hour before the gasoline engine kicks in. Once both the gas and electric parts of the powerplant are running, the car tops out at 172 miles per hour (not that we’d ever suggest you do such a thing).

That speed is delivered by a powertrain that puts out a combined 462 horsepower. One hundred and thirty six of those horses come from the electric motor, with a further 330 horsepower available thanks to a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. All-electric range is up to 31 miles, and overall fuel economy is vastly improved over the all-gas version.

We expect the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid to arrive at Porsche dealerships¬†early in the first quarter of next year as a 2017 model. We’re taking pre-orders now, so we’d suggest calling 888-695-4130 or visiting Porsche of Nashua at 170 Main Dunstable Road in Nashua, NH today, since demand may well outstrip supply. We’re proud to offer this hybrid to the customers we serve in New England, and we’re confident they’ll be just as proud to be seen behind the wheel.