2011 Porsche Panamera RS600 by Project Kahn

With popularity comes a certain level of expectation reserved only for those that have established a fan base all their own. British tuning firm, Project Kahn , has become one of the most popular aftermarket companies in the world with the man behind the outfit, Afzal Kahn, leading the way.

Fans of Project Kahn are a very discerning group so it’s not easy to just throw a package around and hope it goes over well with its fans. For a Project Kahn program, it has to be well thought out and extensively worked on. Sort of what the British tuning firm did with this Porsche Panamera . Now this is something fans of Project Kahn will love.

Just like most of their recent projects, the British tuning firm focused all their attention exclusively on giving the Panamera one of the best and stealthiest exterior and interior upgrades we’ve seen in the luxury Porsche sports car.

One thing Kahn and the boys do well is improve the design dynamics of the car without going a tad overboard with the improvements. Whereas other aftermarket companies prefer to follow the style of ’shock and awe’, Project Kahn is a lot more subdued than that, opting for knocking your socks off with classy improvements mixed with aggressive design touches.

Works for us.

Details on the Porsche Panamera RS600 after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Porsche Panamera RS600 by Project Kahn

Featuring an extensive aerodynamic package on both the exterior and interior of the Panamera, Project Khan spared no expense with the upgrades on the car. The British tuning firm dressed the car in a Jet Black paint finish, lowered the suspension system, slightly modified the rear bumper, dressed it up with Bi-Xenon headlights, added Billett side vents and a black satin sports exhaust finish, and rounded out the exterior upgrades with a new set of unique Kahn RS-600 wheels.

Inside the Panamera, Project Kahn decked the interior in black leather with the inlays finished in black piano wood. The tuning company also added a multi-function steering wheel, privacy glass, heated seats, floor mats, and a number of technological features, including park assist on the front and rear, as well as a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System.

Performance

Porsche Panamera RS600 by Project Kahn

Despite the extensive aerodynamic program given to the Panamera, the engine was left pretty much untouched. The reason for this, at least according to Project Kahn, is that the Panamera’s 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb/ft of torque is already one of the best engines out on the market today so they decided against giving it more tweaks. For now.

Pricing

Porsche Panamera RS600 by Project Kahn

All told, the whole package rounds out to about £73, 875, which is about
$120,592 based on current exchange rates.

Competition

Porsche Panamera RS600 by Project Kahn

Contrary to what Project Kahn has been saying, a lot of tuning companies have actually given the Porsche Panamera their own performance upgrades so the question of not messing with a good thing is obviously out of the picture. The thing is, the British aftermarket company doesn’t offer as extensive an engine upgrade as do some of its contemporaries. Not that it’s a bad thing because Project Kahn more than makes up for it in terms of style.

If there’s one program that offers the same scope of new features on the Panamera with no performance upgrades, the one that comes to mind is TechArt’s Aerodynamic Kit I for the luxury Porsche sedan.

While we certainly have a soft spot for TechArt and all of its programs, Project Kahn is one of the best in the business as far as aerodynamic modifications are concerned. Maybe that’s why the latter’s lack of work on the engine of their projects isn’t as noticeable as other tuning firms.

Porsche Panamera RS600 by Project Kahn
LOVE IT
  • Jet Black paint is cool
  • Exterior modifications makes the Panamera look stealthy
  • High-class interior chalk-full of black leather
LEAVE IT
  • No performance upgrades
  • A bit pricey
  • Plenty of other Panamera tuning works (with engine upgrades)

20 comments:

There are lots of version for the Panamera. But the sad part was only few that we can see running down in the street. And it seems that these vehicles were all in showroom waiting for winter!

The styling of the car is quite impressive. However, the speed performance of the car is kind of disappointing. And it seems that the v6 engine produced a less power!

The Panamera alone is not a good production for it has a less powerful output. I would refer the Turbo S instead for it has an upgraded engine!

I guess you are wrong. I have seen a Panamera Turbo S driving around in the road! Dude, I suggest that you drive more often and observe better!

Well, I really don’t think that car will sell good in the market! There are a lot version that I have known but none of them I have seen on the road not even in NYC!

As expected from Project Kahn is makes the car to look awesome!However,its kind of disappointing that they haven’t upgrade the speed performance of the car.

I like the full black leather in the interior of its car. However, aside from the upgraded look I think it would be better if they have modified the engine as well.

hmm. Lets face it, this car is not that popular in real life! Actually, I never seen a Panamera in the road though it has an impressive performance.

:Porsche distinguished its latest update’s version of high class image’s concept, This new version was produced by project khan. 

Kahn is absolutely made this package the whole thing that is i can say do well is improve the design dynamics of the car, The set of wheels consist the extensive performance that can travel so far.

I agree with you Nic_walsh, its kind of disappointing that as a tuner company they should upgrade the performance as well.

And the most depressing part is that its pricey and yet the engine is less powerful. Now, I’m wondering what’s the essence of calling this car as sportscar.

But it would really be a good idea if they tweak the engine, even by just a little. That would definitely give the car the oomph that it needs to match its looks.

Well, I don’t blame Project Kahn for focusing more on the aesthetic side of things. They really make good work of it, just look at those wheels.

That, is one disappointing thing about Project Kahn, they don’t do a lot of performance upgrades. But I do understand why they opt not to include it in some of their projects.

A sincere upgrade on the aesthetic look from Project Khan. Although there is no upgrade on the performance side, it surely got its own group of fans who are looking for an already awesome car.

The thing that I was looking for when reading about reviews for sporstcars is the engine performance upgrades which is definitely i don’t see here. But yes, I do agree that car’s aesthetic is good.

I do admit that the paint job and exterior of this car is extremely cool! However,its disappointing that there is no upgrade on its engine.

No offense meant, but this one actually looks a lot like the Ferrari FF when viewed from the side. But I am really thumbs up on this latest work by Kahn.

Cool, this is a rather different take that Project Kahn did here. I am more familiar with their works on SUV’s so always find it very refreshing when they tackle sports cars like this.

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