With the new generation Porsche Panamera launched on the market, German tuner TechArt prepared a new GrandGT package. Official debut will be made next month at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and customers can order it shortly after.
As with the previous version, the GrandGT package is about changing every aspect of the car, starting with the exterior look and up to the engine under the hood. As usual, the most important changes were made under the hood where the tuner added an intelligent TechArt engine management system Techtronic that will increase the engine’s power up to 580 horsepower in the Turbo version (up from the standard 520 horsepower).
Next to the extra power, TechArt is also offering a completely revised exterior look thanks to the addition of a new aerodynamic kit made in lightweight fibre composite of carbon and polyurethane RIM. Customers can also opt for a wide range of wheels and of course numerous interior updates.
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Porsche Panamera GrandGT by TechArt in Detail
The aerodynamic kit includes a new front apron with integrated splitter and large ventilation intakes, a new carbon-fiber aero engine hood with additional air outlets. The tuner also installed a new, multifunctional daytime running light system that includes daytime running lights, navigations lights, parking lights and indicators.
Updates continue on the side where you can see new side skirts and wheel arch extension that make it 42 mm wider at front and 84 mm at rear. For the rear there is a new spoiler and a new apron with air vents and diffuser. There is also a new exhaust system with dual oval tube tailpipes in stainless steel for improved engine sound.
Customers can choose between a wide range of wheels, including TechArt Formula light-alloy wheel in 20- and 21-inch, the TechArt Formula II light-alloy wheel in 22-inch, the TechArt Formula II GTR light-alloy wheel in bi-colour finish in 20- to 22-inch, and the TechArt Formula III forged wheel in 21- and 22-inch is available.
Updates on the interior include numerous leather and carbon fiber insertions, an ergonomically shaped TechArt 3-spokes multifunctional sports steering wheel with paddle shifters. For improved entertainment, the tuner is also offering a Kit W2 with two 7-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats.
TECHART Automobildesign presents its interpretation of the new Porsche Panamera models from September 12 to 22 2013 at 65th Frankfurt International Motor Show for the first time ever. The TECHART GrandGT based on Porsche Panamera Turbo extracts the purest TECHART DNA from Porsche’s premium limousine. TECHART Carbon Interior Kits in new copper-colour aligns to the black leather interior with white decorative stitching. The high gloss black TECHART 22-inch Formula III forged wheels, covering the brake calipers in copper-colour, do complete the interplay of colours of the white TECHART GrandGT.
The TECHART Aerodynamic Kit for the new Porsche Panamera models fulfils requirements for three core elements: stability, aerodynamics and design. The exterior package, made from a lightweight fibre composite of carbon and polyurethane RIM, is distinguished by product features that are predominantly for use in motor sports where they can express their high levels of load-bearing capacity and dimensional stability with a low tare weight.
The TECHART Front Apron with integrated splitter and large ventilation intakes guarantees an even and improved air flow to the intercoolers and brakes. The TECHART Multifunctional Daytime Running Light System combines daytime running lights, navigations lights, parking lights and indicators as an LED system unit in one casing. The carbon fibre TECHART Aero Engine Hood with additional air outlets improves the heat balance in the engine compartment and supplies the 4.8 l V8 Bi-Turbo engine with sufficient oxygen to breath. TECHART Side Skirts and wheel arch extensions give the new TECHART GrandGT a total of 42 mm at front and 84 mm at rear over the series model, thus generating a wider track and enhanced driving dynamics. TECHART Headlamp Trims and TECHART Trim Slats for side air outlets represent elegant design elements. The TECHART Rear Spoiler III and the TECHART Roof Spoiler ensure reduced lift on the rear axis and increased running stability and safety, especially at high speeds. The TECHART Rear Apron with air vents and diffuser complete the aerodynamic kit TECHART GrandGT for the new Porsche Panamera models.
The TECHART Exhaust System Sport with dual oval tube TECHART Sport tailpipes in stainless steel represents not only a visual, but also an acoustic statement. The customer can order the TECHART Exhaust System with integrated valve-control, too – for a noticeable increase in sportiness.
TECHART Design continues in the original TECHART Wheel Program for Porsche Panamera models. Besides attractive standard colour variations, all wheels can be individually customized to suit the vehicle in question. For the Porsche Panamera models the TECHART Formula light-alloy wheel in 20- and 21-inch, the TECHART Formula II light-alloy wheel in 22-inch, the TECHART Formula II GTR light-alloy wheel in bi-colour finish in 20- to 22-inch, and the TECHART Formula III forged wheel in 21- and 22-inch is available.
Also planned for the Porsche Panamera models is the new TECHART Formula IV light-alloy wheel in 5-twin-spoke design in 22-inch.
TECHART Automobildesign currently develops a Power Kit for the new Porsche Panamera Turbo. It is based on the intelligent TECHART engine management system TECHTRONIC and will increase the overall power output of the new Porsche Panamera Turbo to expected 580 hp.
TECHART TECHTRONIC Engine Management:
• significant increase of performance and driving dynamics
• activation by pushing the Sport button at the centre console
• quick and easy installation, trouble-free deinstallation at any time
• intelligent electronic power management
• highest material quality and fulfilment of OEM specifications
• does not affect vehicle diagnostics or servicing
• does not affect electronic engine protection features
Like every factory-new TECHART product, the high quality standards of the TECHART Power Kits are backed by a two-year limited warranty. But more than that, TECHART grants an additional warranty on damages at engine or gearbox according to TECHART TECHTRONIC Warranty Terms.
The TECHART Engine Styling Package with carbon fibre cylinder-head covers, embossed TECHART logotype and accentuating highlights in flash red demonstrates the vehicle’s power before the engine is switched on.
The TECHART in-house saddlery aligns decorative stitching, painted trims and panels as well as surfaces precisely to the TECHART Leather Interior of the new TECHART GrandGT based on Porsche Panamera Turbo. In-house produced TECHART Carbon Interior Kits in new attractive colours fit seamlessly into the interior by incorporating exterior design highlights of the vehicle. The ergonomically shaped TECHART 3-spokes Multifunctional Sports Steering Wheel with TECHART Paddle Shifters offers various design possibilities in regards to colours or surface materials. Leather, carbon fibre or black high gloss paint can be chosen by the customer. Entertainment options in the Porsche Panamera models, refined by TECHART, do not limit the thrill of the road to the driver’s experience. Thus the TECHART Entertainment Kit W2 with two 7-inch displays, seamlessly integrated into the backrests of the front seats, provides entertainment in the back of the four-seater vehicle. Both screens are mounted in high-quality leather consoles. The TECHART Rear Centre Console Unit, which increases storage space in the back and features a 12-volt plug and integrated cup holders, can be ordered for the benefit of passengers in the Porsche Panamera models. A matching TECHART Rear Fold-Away Table is also available. Thanks to the stable mechanics and high-quality materials, this fold-away table serves both as space to work and as personal relaxing zone on long journeys.