It seems that the new Porsche Panamera has created a real stir among tuners. Since its official launch we’ve seen an impressive number of tuning propositions from tuners all over the world, and we’ll most likely be seeing many more when the doors open at the Essen Motor Show on November 27th. One of those projects will be from Caractere Exclusive and Dynatech as they have teamed up in order to create a very impressive Panamera with some aerodynamic changes as well as an engine update.
In term of aerodynamics, the two tuners have added a front bumper complete with integrated lights, side skirts, a second spoiler, and a bumper with air scoops inserted. The car now sits on 22" CW1 wheels available in Graphite or Silver. The interior also got some minor attention in the form of carbon mouldings in various colors and different finishes.
As for the engine updates, Dynatech has made some ECU modifications and replaced the two original catalytic converters with two 200-cell sports catalytic converters. The result is an impressive 605 HP (up from standard 500) and a peak torque of 840 NM.
The Porsche Panamera by Caractere Exclusive & Dynatek reminds us a little of the Porsche Panamera GrandGT by TechArt. The GrandGT did receive a few more exterior additions, but the power - the most important part - fell short of what Caractere Exclusive & Dynatek have provided.
Press release after the jump.
The Belgian performance tuner Caractère Exclusive is joining forces with the performance electronics engineer Dynatek to showcase the new programme for the Porsche Panamera.
Specialising in restyling the vehicles in the VAG Group, the performance tuner Caractère wanted to put its own mark on the Porsche “family estate car”. Caractère has therefore created a new upmarket product line with the name Caractère Exclusive.
The aerodynamic equipment is composed of a front bumper complete with integrated lights. This bumper is compatible with all the options offered by Porsche. The sides are provided with a set of skirts that accentuate the sports nature of the car. At the rear, Caractère Exclusive is adding a second spoiler as well as a bumper into which air scoops are inserted.
As regards engine power, the original performances have been improved. To do this, Caractère Exclusive has involved the engineers at Dynatek, a company well-known and recognised in the world of performance tuners
Thus the dyno test was able to show a power increase from an original 500 HP to 605 HP and torque from an original 700 Nm to 840 Nm. To achieve such performances, in addition to performance tuning the engine, Dynatek has replaced the two original catalytic converters with two 200-cell sports catalytic converters, and the original exhaust line with an approved AKRAPOVIC line.
With regard to the wheels, wide is the choice for tyres as Caractère Exclusive is offering CW1 Graphite or Silver rims 9.5x22” at the front and 11x22’’ at the rear. These rims are also available in the same widths in 21”. The vehicle is fitted with Yokohama, 265/30R22 at the front and 295/25R22 at the rear.