Swiss tuner Mansory has been in the aftermarket business long enough for it have established a reputation as one of the best to ever do it. It’s programs grace some of the best luxury and performance vehicles on the market that now includes the Porsche Panamera . Mansory’s program for the Panamera features an extensive list of modifications that bring out the best in the German saloon. We’ve seen many tuners work on the Panamera before, but there’s only a handful of them that can really claim to be on the level of Mansory.
For this program, Mansory worked on giving the Panamera a more refined appearance to complement its enormous engine upgrade. It’s actually nice to see the aftermarket company restrain itself from its usual over-the-top styling tendencies.
We can even make a case that the program’s combination of efficient aerodynamics and the massive engine upgrades make for an impressive kit that owners of the Panamera should consider when looking for an aftermarket modification for their beloved German luxury sports sedan . If I had a Porsche Panamera, Mansory would be near or at the top of my list. That’s how much respect I have for a company that has been doing its thing longer than some of us have been alive.
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Porsche Panamera By Mansory in detail
It’s imperative for the tuner to use only the best materials on the market for its programs, so don’t be surprised to see an extensive use of high-strength carbon-fiber and resistant polyurethane RIM on the Panamera’s bodywork modifications. The hood, the front spoiler, the side skirts, the rear apron, and the fender extensions are all made of the good stuff, ensuring a significant cut in weight that helps the saloon achieve peak performance capabilities.
A program this comprehensive requires a centerpiece, and in this case, that it’s the engine upgrade. Mansory decided to use its new Power Packet system for this specific job. Featuring modified turbochargers and a supplementary control unit, the Swiss tuner was able to increase the output of the Panamera Turbo’s 4.8-liter, V-8 engine from 520 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque to 680 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.
The impressive performance bump is more than enough to cut the Panamera’s 0-to-60-mph time from 3.9 seconds down to 3.6 seconds to go with a new top speed of 196 mph, a lot better than the 189-mph top speed of the standard Panamera.
Mansory always considers the interior of any car as the driver’s place of zen. That’s a big reason why it doesn’t impose on its customization, insisting that customers do it for them. But that doesn’t mean the company can’t do a fancy dress-up of its own, especially when called upon to do it. This particular Panamera showcases the company’s interior design chops, while also leaving the possibility open for customers to have their own say. Leather and carbon-fiber are two materials that the tuner uses to complement the fine wood finish on this example.
A Mansory aftermarket program isn’t complete without the some new wheels making an appearance. In this case, the tuner opted to install a new set of 22-inch, fully forged, monoblock wheels with a “Spider’s web” design. Customers also have the option of eschewing this set for customized designs, ensuring the kind of aftermarket exclusivity that Mansory is known for.
Already back in 1987 MANSORY was the first choice for the refinement of luxury cars and powerful super sports cars. In the foreground stood optimisations that underlined the sporty character of the car, as well as measures to subsequently individualize the standard factory-built interiors. The subsidiary MANSORY Switzerland AG has also followed this path for newly created refinement programs for the new Porsche Panamera.
For its extensive bodywork modifications MANSORY relies on state-of-the-art production processes and uses both the ultralight and high-strength carbon material, as well as resistant polyurethane RIM. Thus the carbon engine bonnet will be hardened for example under strong pressure as well as high temperatures in the autoclave.
Regardless of whether front spoiler or rear apron, side skirts, engine bonnet or the fender extensions that widen the front and rear of the vehicle by 70 millimetres - all components are produced in lightweight construction. Large air inlets on the newly designed front ensure an optimum inflow of fresh air to the drive unit. Striking daylight running lights increase the passive safety and underscore the sporty and dynamic
look. The MANSORY wide-body documents refined aerodynamics packaged in a spectacular appearance.
In addition to the sensational look the MANSORY engine department developed a powerful performance increase for the 4.8 litre Panamera Turbo engine. The Power Packet consists of modified turbochargers, a supplementary control unit as well as a set of cables. Thanks to these modifications the engine output rises to an impressive 500 kW / 680 hp (series: 382 kW / 520 hp) and pushes the torque to 900 Nm at 2.000 – 4.500 rpm. Therefore the all-wheel drive car accelerates in just 3,6 seconds to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 315 km/h (series: 310 km/h).
Even the test models have shown improvements in performance for both the Porsche Panamera petrol and diesel engines.
Fully forged 22 inch spiders web design monoblock in 9,5 x 22 with 263/30/22 tyres on the front and 11 x 22 with 305/25/22 tyres on the rear axle fit perfectly under the widened wings. The forged construction make the MANSORY rims exceptionally light and the reduced, unsprung masses improve the Panamera’s handling, acceleration and braking behaviour. Further exclusive rim designs from 21 inches up to 22 inches complete the wheel program.
In the interior, MANSORY have created a command and control centre which perfectly combines functionality and comfort. The sports steering wheel with carbon inlay, designed specifically for the Porsche Panamera, as well as the aluminium pedals, guarantee full control of the vehicle. At the same time, the interior oozes pure
luxury. Almost all the interior components are upholstered by master craftsmen in leather and the refined MANSORY carbon material, and can be combined with a fine wood finish on request. Precisely stitched logos and illuminated door sills perfect the refinement.
A soft kit bodywork version, without the fender extensions and with a reduced range of refinements, will also be produced soon.