Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera

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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Porsche Panamera

Oh the Porsche Panamera . Love it or hate it, it is here to stay and our spy photographers have confirmed that with some new images showing a minor facelift for the sports sedan. The new Porsche Panamera should be showing its new face in time for the 2013 model year and is apparently taking some design cues from the new Porsche 911/991 to dazzle the crowd.

The term facelift is rather appropriate for the future Panamera because as of right now, the vehicle’s "face" is exactly what has received some changes. These images show Porsche’s attempt to hide the new headlights, bumpers, and rearlights that will be showcased on the future Panamera. The front end looks to have taken a page from the new 911’s book, but the rear end is still holding on to the old design...for now. We expect that prototypes displaying the full changes for the facelift will arrive shortly.

As for the engine lineup, we anticipate the current line to carry over, maybe with some performance enhancements for good measure. This will mean a 3.6-liter V6 engine that may be slightly more powerful than the 300hp at 6,200rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 3,750rpm it currently delivers. Direct fuel injection, dry-sump lubrication, and “VarioCam Plus” will also carry over, as will the 7-speed PDK transmission.

The list of tuners who have taken a crack at modifying the Porsche Panamera is almost as long as the list of people who baulked at the idea of the Italian sports car manufacturer producing a large sports sedan in the first place. There’s no better marketing strategy for tuning firms than to take a vehicle that is undesirable in the eyes of some and turn it into a must-have for all. Prior Design has tried its hand at just that and, although intricately debonaire, the result is a little less than extravagant.

Prior Design’s new aftermarket kit for the Panamera isn’t exactly all glitz and glamour, nor does it have an incredible boost in power to entice the Porsche naysayers. What it does have is a touch of simplicity and class that refines the sports sedan for those that didn’t think there was anything wrong with it to begin with. This is done with subtle additions of an add-on front spoiler lip, a new rear diffuser, front light covers, and carbon bars for the bumper’s air intakes. Spray the Porsche down with some black as night paint and the sultry look of the Panamera is revealed.

The Porsche Panamera by Prior Design isn’t as fast as the Panamera Stingray GTR by TopCar , nor does it have the extensive exterior modifications done on the Panamera GrandGT Carbon Fiber by TechArt , but anyone looking to slightly improve their vehicle’s look would be more than satisfied.

Prices for the Porsche Panamera PD 570 by Prior Design are only available upon request, so anyone interested in this subtle modification should give them a call.

On the day before the Frankfurt Motor Show opened its doors to the public, German tuning company, Anderson Germany, provided an awesome appetizer for what lies ahead with their new tuning program for the Porsche Panamera Turbo.

Made up of aerodynamic and performance improvements, Anderson Germany made sure to give the Panamera Turbo an extensive round-up of upgrades. For the body, the noticeable changes include a new radiator grille, headlight borders, a carbon fiber hood with air intakes, redesigned side air intakes, a lightweight boot lid, and a set of 22" black wheels with red borders. As options, Anderson Germany is also offering tinted headlights and taillights. Inside, the Panamera Turbo gets a fashionable makeover with plenty of carbon and carbon leather, Alcantara upholstery with matching red stitching, PS3 and DVD functions, and a whole new sound system set-up.

Then there’s that thing you can find under the hood: the engine. Thanks in part to a new exhaust system and software upgrades, the Porsche Panamera’s twin-turbo V8 engine sees an increased output from the standard 500 horsepower to 585 horsepower.

Anderson Germany has produced many projects in the past that are far more powerful than this particular program, but the combination of stylish aesthetics and modest performance boost is always an attractive option, especially for a car like the Panamera Turbo.

Auto brands aren’t the only names that are coming to the Frankfurt Motor Show; some of the world’s most prominent tuning brands are also coming in force to show off their latest programs. One of these brands is German tuning company, Hamann , which will be introducing their new Paragon program for the Porsche Panamera . Though the program is still under development, the word is that it’s going to come with an extensive aerodynamic package that will also be complimented by a modest performance boost.

As far as the aerodynamics are concerned, the Paragon Panamera will receive a new and aggressive front bumper with large air intakes, and LED daytime running lights. In addition, the program will also carry a new hood, wider wheel arches, a new rear bumper and rear diffuser, a huge rear wing, a new exhaust system with two large central tail pipes, and a set of 22" dark-finished forged wheels.

With all the parts in tow, the Paragon Panamera will be 60 mm wider than the stock version of the car, and with an upgraded suspension system, the ride height is also lowered by as much as 30 mm. Inside, the Panamera will receive a posh dress-up that includes plenty of leather and Alcantara, aluminum pedals, and a plethora of other interior options.

Then there’s the engine. With the help of the new exhaust system, together with a new engine management unit, Hamann was able to boost the output of the Panamera’s twin-turbo V8 engine from the standard 500 horsepower all the way up to 580 horsepower.

Hamann’s Paragon Porsche Panamera is scheduled to have a space at the coming Frankfurt Motor Show so if you’re in the area, drop by Hamann’s booth to check out their latest high-speed project.

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