2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo by JE Design

German tuner, JE Design , has taken the proverbial gloves off of their new tuning program for the benevolent Porsche Panamera . Comprised of an extensive aero package and noteworthy performance modifications, the fellas from JE Design really outdid themselves this time.

The aero package consists of a number of new body elements for the Panamera, including a new front skirt that has been designed to allow the air in-flow of the intercooler to be further maximized. The program also has daytime driving lights, marker lights, and blinking LEDs that have been integrated into the elaborate double bars.

The program also has a new custom-fitting skirt that has central vent openings, new side skirts that integrate harmoniously into the Panamera’s design, an extendable rear spoiler, a complete rear skirt with a diffuser and central air outlet, an optional JE DESIGN stainless steel cat-back exhaust system that includes valve control, a new air-suspension, and a set of 22" Pandora light-alloy wheels.

Performance improvements are also part of the JE Design program, particularly for the Panamera Diesel and Panamera Turbo models. For the former, the improvements hit 300 horsepower from the standard model’s 250-horsepower output, allowing the car to hit 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, an improvement from the standard model’s 0-60 mph, 6.8-second time. Its new top speed is 155 mph.

For the latter, the power increase package gives the Panamera Turbo a new output of 600 horsepower, a 100-horsepower increase from the standard model. This translates to a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, an improvement from 4.2 seconds. Top speed of the car, however, remains the same at 188 mph.


12 comments:

Actually, I don’t like how JE Design didn’t seem to take the modification seriously.

JE Design looks downright cheap.

I swear Panamera looks definitely good, but I don’t know why they have to do changes on its performance?

All the recorded output is remarkable and note that Panamera is really a great vehicle that can be tuned up to produce favorable output and performance. 

JE Design has been subtle on their tuning, and it was a very wrong pace.

The 0.4-second thing is already a big thing, I guess.

JE Design’s priority was its appearance anyway, and on that, they have done a magnificent job of adding helpful components. The split second difference was sort of useless, actually.

I expected JE Design to modify only its style, but they’ve done an upgrade to its performance too (albeit minimal).

I’m quite disappointed. I thought German car tuners always do an impressive job, but it is appalling that only little improvements have been made here.

It’s inexplicably pretty in plain. JE Design’s signature might be the one that needs a restyling, to be honest. It stands out there in a bad way.

This gives me a new feeling of freshness from its numerous brilliant LED lights to the brand new front skirt for the intercooler. Also, isn’t it refreshing to know that its speed has improved approximately 0.4 seconds?

The modifications are helpful and essential to the car’s engine and possible performance. Like stated above, the top speed hasn’t improved though.

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