Swiss tuning firm Sportec has had its hands full recently with a bevy of Porsche projects. After working on a Porsche 911 Turbo SP580 , the folks from Sportec are gearing for yet another Porsche project: the Panamera Turbo .
For this project, Sportec will be offering two upgrade packages depending on the customer’s needs and wants. The stage 1 kit sees Sportec turning up the Panamera Turbo’s output from 492 horsepower to over 560 horsepower and 576 lb/ft of torque. The resulting improvements will see the Panamera Turbo clocking a time of 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. This entire package can be had for roughly $4,700.
Now, if you’re not content with just having a stage 1 upgrade, Sportec is also offering a stage 2 kit that should be more suitable to your thrill-seeking palette. For the stage 2 kit, Sportec will follow the same set-up of the stage 1 upgrade and, in addition to that, will add a sport exhaust with remote-controlled butterflies that further spikes the Panamera Turbo’s output from 560 horsepower to 575 horsepower and 598 lb/ft of torque. The stage 2 upgrade slices another one-tenth of a second to the car’s 0-60 mph time to just 3.8 seconds. But as is the case with further performance tweaks, even the smallest upgrade will set you back significantly and this Sportec stage 2 kit for the Panamera Turbo is no exception with a $12,800 price tag attached to it.
If you are still not satisfied with the 575hp beast that Sportec can deliver, then you might want to check out Techart’s power upgrade for the Turbo . They were able to get the Panamera to 580hp. Not a significant increase from what Sportec has done, but still better. Unfortunately, we don’t know the price for TechArt’s kit, but it might be worth a phone call if the buyer is interested.
Press Release after the jump
APS of Brackley, UK importer for the Swiss Sportec range of exclusive vehicle enhancements, is pleased to announce the launch of a two stage performance enhancement program for the 4.8-litre, bi-turbo, four wheel drive Porsche Panamera.
From the factory, the four door Panamera produces a quoted 493 bhp / 516 lb.ft, but through careful development and testing using Sportec’s state of the art dyno test cell in Hori, Switzerland, Sportec’s engineers have developed a pair of upgrade packages for owners seeking additional performance.
Sportec Porsche Panamera Turbo Stage One
Sportec’s Stage One conversion for the Porsche Panamera uses a bespoke Sportec ECU remap, with optimised settings for fuelling, ignition and turbo boost parameters. The results are a Panamera with a dyno proven 560 bhp @ 6150 rpm, representing a healthy power hike of 67 bhp, allied to 790 Nm (576 lb.ft) of torque at 3340 rpm, an increase of 60 lb.ft over the standard car.
On the road these performance gains endows the four door, 1970 kilogram car with far greater real world pace. In gear acceleration and mid-range urge are transformed and in private testing the Sportec Stage One upgraded Porsche Panamera has recorded a 0-100 kmh (62 mph) time of 3.9 seconds, 0.3 seconds than standard. In the interests of safety top speed is limited to 315 kmh (190 mph.)
Priced at £2900.00 fitted including VAT @ 17.5%, the Sportec Stage One upgrade for the Porsche Panamera Turbo is on sale now from sole UK concession APS of Brackley.
Sportec Porsche Panamera Stage Two
Sportec’s Stage Two conversion for the Panamera turbo features the addition of a cat back stainless steel sports exhaust system, which features quad 90mm diameter Sportec engraved tail pipes, for a subtle, understated look. It also features a pair of ’sound throttles,’ which enable the owner to define and switch the exhaust note of the car in real time, using a supplied remote controller.
In combination with the revised Sportec ECU remap, the Stage Two converted Panamera delivers 575 bhp @ 5800 rpm, an improvement of 83 bhp over the factory figures, matched to 820 Nm (598 lb.ft) between 3000-4250 rpm – an impressive gain of 83 lb.ft.
This endows the Sportec Panamera with near supercar levels of speed, delivering an effortless surge of exhilarating performance from the twin turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 engine, making both overtaking and fast cruising an effortless experience. Testing has revealed that Stage Two Sportec Panamera Turbo clocks a 0-100 kmh (62mph) time of 3.8 seconds, with the same limited top speed of (315 kmh) 190 mph.
Priced at £7990.00 fitted including VAT @ 17.5%, the Sportec Stage Two upgrade for the Porsche Panamera Turbo is on sale now from sole UK concession APS of Brackley.
A full range of exclusive Sportec upgrades for the facelift Porsche Panamera range, including 22 inch forged alloy wheels, suspension and braking upgrades, as well as cosmetic enhancements, is also on sale now.