Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

German tuner, Edo Competition , has unveiled a new tuning package for the Porsche Panamera Turbo S . As usual with their projects, all the modifications were generally made under the hood and were enough to transform the car into the most powerful Panamera Turbo S ever.

The changes made to the engine include a new exhaust manifold, new turbochargers, and high-flow catalytic converters and air filters, as well as a stainless steel high-performance exhaust system with butterfly valves. The engine management system was also re-programmed to get best use out of the new hardware.

As a result, the Turbo S model’s 4.8 liter, V8 biturbo engine now delivers an additional 150 HP and 96 lb-ft of torque. This leaves it with a total of 700 HP and 649 lb-ft of torque, up from the standard 550 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 3.5 seconds and the sprint to 124 mph in 11.4 seconds. Top speed will now be limited to 211 mph.

In addition to the massive engine upgrade, Edo Competition also put in a new set of 22" carbon-fiber-look racing wheels and an Edo lowering module which brings the Panamera’s body up to 30 millimeters closer to the road. The interior benefited from the finest leather and other high-quality materials.

We’ve seen a lot of tuning programs over the past couple of years, but one thing that has remained a constant is how impressed we are with Wald International’s Black Bison tuning program.

After similar programs were given to the BMW 5-Series, the Mercedes S63 AMG, and the Jaguar XJ, Wald International is setting its sights on another German luxury sports car: the Porsche Panamera S .

Wald International’s Black Bison program for the Panamera S comes with a comprehensive list of aerodynamic components, including a new carbon fiber aero kit with a new front fascia and sculpted air intakes, front fender air vents, a rear diffuser, a boot lid spoiler, and rocker panels. Matching the cool style of the Black Bison aero kit, Wald International also lowered the car’s suspension and fitted the Panamera S with a new set of two-tone, five-spoke lightweight alloy rims with the firm’s signature custom tail pipes.

Performance upgrades have been left out of the program, but you can still expect the Panamera S and its 4.8-liter V8 engine to produce a stout 400 horsepower and 369 lb/ft of torque to go with its 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds a top speed of 175 mph.

Porsche Panamera

Just about every other model in Porsche ’s lineup is about to enter a new generation, but the spanking new Panamera isn’t in need of such dramatic changes. Not one to leave any vehicle out in the cold, though, Porsche has decided to provide the sports sedan with a few fresh changes for the 2013 model year.

New spy shots of the spruced up Panamera show that the car is almost completely stripped of its camouflage and high-tailing through some snow during winter testing. The Panamera facelift reveals slightly modified headlights and a new bumper for the front of the vehicle, as well as a revised bumper and new graphics for the lights in the rear.

Other than that, it looks like the Panamera will be largely unchanged. The sports sedan will still be powered by a choice of either the 3.6-liter V6 engine or the 4.8 liter V8 engine, but both may see some adjustments to improve on fuel economy.

British magazine, EVO, has gone out and pitted a few more competitors against each other to determine which is the better ride. Starting with the very cool BMW M5 , EVO gathered up its competitors - the Porsche Panamera S , Mercedes E63 AMG , and Jaguar XFR - for a little one on three action.

Let’s break it down with some numbers. The M5’s 560 HP went up against the 550 HP from the Panamera, the 525 HP from the E63 AMG, and the 510 HP from the XF-R. Basically, the test served up 2,145 HP of phenomenal power, but which sports car landed on top of the heap?

Before watching the video, try to take a stab at who crossed the finish-line first. You may be surprised. We’ll give you a one hint: the Panamera turned out to be the laziest from them all.

Hamann will be attending the upcoming Essen Motor Show with an upgrade package based on the Porsche Panamera Turbo . The package is called the Hamann Cyrano and includes a pretty impressive exterior package, as well as an 80 HP increase.

The Cyrano package starts with a new front bumper with larger air intakes in connection with perfectly integrated daytime running lights and a redesigned bonnet that reduces the lift at the front axle. Hamann has also added 60 mm of width to the front and rear fenders to make the Panamera look even more imposing. The package continues with side skirts and a special diffuser rear apron that reduces the up-lift forces at the rear axle. A sports exhaust system with striking dual tailpipes make the Panamera a real eye catcher, and the a new set of 22" wheels combined with special suspensions or a lowering module for the air suspension finish off the overall look.

The engine upgrade program is still under development, but Hamann has promised a rear sports muffler as well as a new engine management
system for the 4.8L V8 to help increase the total output by 80 HP and 88 lb-ft of torque. This will mean a total output of 580 HP and 604 lb-ft of torque.

Back in January Edo Competition has unveiled the Moby Dick package for the Porsche Panamera . With 750 HP under the hood, Moby Dick was a real eye-catcher. Today Edo turned their attention once again on the German sedan, and even if the final output is not as impressive as in the previous package, it still worth talking about it.

The new package is based on the Panamera S model and includes a full performance and aerodynamics makeover. Starting with the engine, the tuner has managed to obtain a total output of 465 HP and a torque output of 405 lbs-ft. For that they are offering a new, pressure-monitoring and self-adjusting exhaust system with butterfly valves and of course ECU calibration. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph will now be made in 4.6 seconds, while top speed has been increased to 190 mph.

For the aerodynamic package the tuner is offering newly developed carbon fiber front skirt with integrated daytime running lights and enlarged air intakes for improved cooling, a new carbon fiber front lip, new carbon fiber rear skirt along with the diffuser and fins, new side mirrors and fender vents and a a ducktail spoiler, reminiscent of the legendary Carrera RS. The car now sits on a new set of ultra-lightweight forged 21" wheels.

Custom collaborations are nothing new in the industry; there have been plenty of examples in the past, and just as sure, there will be plenty of new examples in the future.

German tuning firm Vorsteiner recently partnered with Al & Ed’s of Hollywood, California to unveil the latest tuning program partnership for the Porsche Panamera Turbo.

The car was specifically built for a special VIP client of AL & Ed’s with a specific request in mind: make his black Panamera Turbo look sportier and aggressive while also keeping to its true luxury tenet. The program features Vorsteiner’s carbon fiber V-PT aerodynamic package that include a new front bumper cover with a splitter and a removable carbon fiber with an optional carbon fiber duct. The program also has new side skirts, a new ducktail rear spoiler, a rear bumper that comes with two vertical ventilation slits, a carbon fiber diffuser, a new sub-panel, a V-PT sports titanium exhaust system, and a new set of 21" concave wheels.

German aftermarket specialist, SpeedArt, has a penchant for turning Porsche sports cars into gold. Okay, not the real kind of gold, but the metaphorical type that draws worthy praise from people around the industry.

Recently, SpeedArt was in the middle of building a new program for the Porsche Panamera Diesel called the ’PS9 - 300D,’ one that includes an aerodynamic kit to go with impressive performance modifications.

Talking about the former, SpeedArt enhanced the Panamera’s exterior details with the addition of a front chin spoiler, new side skirts, a rear diffuser, front and rear air intakes, and a double wing rear spoiler. In addition to that, the Panamera Diesel also gets new twin chrome exhaust tailpipes, sport design brake calipers, and a new set of 22" five spoke design competition wheels.

As far as the performance modifications are concerned, SpeedArt has yet to release the full breadth of details as to what they did on the Panamera’s powertrain. What they did announce though was that they were able to improve the output of the German sports car’s 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine from the stock 250 horsepower and 405 lb/ft of torque numbers all the way up to 300 horsepower and 480 lb/ft of torque.

In an industry where tuning programs happen far more often than we can count, there are still some projects that are bound to surprise. Like, say, this Porsche Panamera Turbo S whose interior has been dressed up unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

Already boasting of TopCar’s Stingray GTR wide bodykit and a flashy set of ADV.1 wheels, the interior of this Panamera was taken to a whole new level with solid gold and genuine crocodile leather. Take a look at the photos of the interior and you’ll see the extensive detail given to it. Some poor crocodile contributed to the dash dressed in its leather while a number of items inside, including the pedals, the knobs, and the transmission are all made from gold.

Diving away from all the gold and crocodile, the Panamera Turbo S is powered by a 4.8 liter V8 bi-turbo engine that delivers an impressive 550 horsepower with a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. But even with the powerful performance figures, something tells us that this Panamera Turbo S will be most remembered for it’s rather unorthodox - and extravagant - interior dress-up.

Can you guess where the car is from? No, not Dubai - it’s Russian. We have to appreciate the craftsmanship, even though the choice of the owner isn’t exactly our cup of tea.

After releasing a couple of stunning packages for the Porsche 911/991 and Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, TechArt is making its way back into the limelight with yet another amazing rendition for a Porsche. Their newest package is the Stage 2 Kit based on the Porsche Panamera Turbo .

The standard Panamera is powered by a 4.8 liter V8 biturbo engine that produces 550 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. With the help of new turbo chargers as well as a new sport air filter, TechArt was able to increase that output to 630 HP and 649 lb-ft of torque. The new Panamera Turbo will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and from 0-124 mph in 12.3 seconds. Top speed has also been increased from 190 mph to 202 mph.

In addition to the added toys under the hood, the Panamera is also rocking a new sport exhaust system and stainless steel sport tailpipes. Not much else was needed, but TechArt’s package for the Panamera carries much more heat than it does style. If potential customers would rather have a certain "look" added to their Panamera, they will have to sacrifice some power and check out the works by Hamann or Anderson Germany .

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