TechArt

TechArt

For a car that has many Porsche enthusiasts up in arms, the Porsche Panamera isn’t scaring away any tuners from modifying the luxury sports sedan inside and out. We’ve seen kits from Mansory , Vorsteiner , Edo Competition , and many more, but we have a feeling that none of these tuning kits will hold a candle to the amount of carbon fiber that is juts oozing out og TechArt’s new kit for the Panamera.

Dressed in head to toe carbon fiber, TechArt’s Porsche Panamera GrandGT is nothing short of CB heaven. We’re talking a new front apron with a front grill insert and splitter, a rear diffuser, the gurney flap of the dominant rear spoiler, and the air ducts at the flanks of the car all made up of this highly touted material. The use of carbon fiber has lead to an impressive dimensional stability, great strength, and a low intrinsic weight.

The same carbon fiber overhaul was also brought into the interior with the dashboard and the door panels, as well as the center console panels and the illuminated door entry guards all dressed to impress with the same carbon fiber.

Since it seems that carbon fiber was the only way to go for this tuning project, we didn’t really expect any engine modifications at this point. However, if we had our way, we’d bring back the engine mod done on the last TechArt Grand GT . That kit brought out 571 ponies and 830 Nm of torque, which would complete this carbon fiber package rather nicely.

Sure we all want to take our turn driving around in the new 2011 Porsche GT2 RS . Unfortunately, with a limited run of 500 units and the fact that they have all been sold out already, chances of that happening are about slim to none. What makes the situation even more unfortunate for us is the fact that TechArt has already found a way to improve on Porsche’s most powerful street-legal model ever. Yeah, they are that good.

To make our faces a darker shade of envy green, the German tuner has added a new set of their newly introduced Formula Race lightweight forged centerlock wheels and a new Noselift system to allow the Porsche to get safely over those pesky speed bumps. No need to enter your dipped driveway at an angle anymore - owners of low ride height vehicles know exactly what we mean - TechArt has made it so the front end of the 911 GT2 RS gets an additional 60mm of ground clearance with a touch of a button. This system also features a trouble-free backfitting, a rapid height adjustment of approximately 10 mm/s with particularly silent operation as well as fully integrated operation via a button with a status indicator at the roof console.

Man, and we were banking on the fact that one of these owners would ding the front of their car and sell it to us for a cheaper price. There goes that idea! Nice work, TechArt . Another tuning job well done!

When you look at a tuned up car from afar, one of the first things that will catch your attention, apart from the front end, are the wheels that they come in. While most people will associate custom wheels as an accessory or a (car) fashion statement, they do have a far more important purpose than just aesthetic improvements.

With that in mind, world famous Porsche tuners TechArt are releasing a new set of 20-inch lightweight forged center-lock wheels they’re calling the ‘TechArt Formula Race” wheels. Coming two sizes for both front axle and one for the rear axle - 8.5J x 20 ET 40 and 8.5J x 20 ET 52 for the front axle and 12J x 20 ET 50 for the rear axle – the new TechArt wheels are based on the lighter twin spokes series rims and are connected through a centerlock. These wheels are 10% lighter than the firm’s “TechArt Formula III” forged wheel and 25% lighter compared to a standard alloy wheel.

The TechArt Formula Race wheels come in titanium gray matte, or if you’re in the mood for some color-coordination, you can have them do the wheels in an individual matched custom color to match the color of your Porsche.

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If you’re a Porsche fan then you no doubt love the work done by the guys at TechArt. The German-based Porsche tuning gurus are famous for their cutting edge aesthetics that add a very sinister characteristic to the latest offerings from Zuffunhausen. Their primary expertise however, lies in making Porkers go like hell. For those of us who are fans of their work and the brand, there is a more accessible option to getting your hands on a piece TechArt that doesn’t involve owning a Porsche – their brand new 2011 calendar.

The memorabilia in question is a calendar based on their slogan “365 days of personality” and offers an exciting journey through the TechArt world. Twelve attractive images, one for each month, depict the majestic side of race-bred customization. Highlights include the TechArt Magnum based on the Porsche Cayenne as well as the TechArt GrandGT Program for the Porsche Panamera.

The images are uniquely themed and expertly shot by Bildermeister in 70 x 50 cm format and production is limited to just 2000 units. This would make an ideal Christmas gift that exudes style and class, going down well with any petrolhead. You can also go the extra mile and purchase wall-sized hi-res posters of any of the images that tickle your fancy. Pricing is set at a reasonable €29.80. You can order yours TechArt’s official page.

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The TechArt GranGT is a new tuning package based, of course, off the Porsche Panamera and includes both engine updates and exterior and interior modifications. World debut will be made at the Auto Zurich Car Show from November 11 to 14, 2010.

For the exterior, TechArt is offering a new powerful front bumper with integrated splitter and large ventilation intakes, multifunctional daytime running lights integrated in the front bumper, an Aero engine hood constructed of high-quality carbon fibers, with integrated air outlets, new side skirts and flared fenders, a new roof spoiler, and a much larger rear spoiler. The package is finished by Formula light alloy wheels, in 20 to 22" dimensions.

For the interior the tuner is offering an entertainment package with two 7-inch screens, a new center console, and rear fold-away tables.

But the most amazing changes were made under the hood. Thanks to a new powerkit TA 070/T1, the power of the 4.8 l twin-turbo engine is increased to an impressive 571 HP and 830 Nm of torque. No words yet on how these new numbers will increase the car’s performance.

Press release after the jump.

TechArt has come out with more than their fair share of tuning kits for the Porsche Cayenne, but it seems that they are not done finding ways to bring the Porsche out of the luxury SUV. Their latest kit is called the Magnum and is one they have used a few times over the years, with each year getting a few different modifications. This year’s TechArt Magnum based off of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne comes with no power upgrades, but a few exterior and interior modifications. It’s official debut will be made at the Auto Zurich Car Show on November 11th-14th, 2010.

The new Magnum package includes a front apron with two large air intakes and integrated TechArt daytime running lights, as well as an additional xenon double headlamp unit and air ducts. The TechArt Aero engine hood gets outfitted in carbon fiber with integrated air outlets while the side of the car get new side skirts and elegant trims on all four doors. The rear gets a TechArt three-part tail light trim with an integrated spoiler shape in combination with the roof spoiler and a new exhaust system with sport tailpipes in polished stainless steel. The package is finished by 20- to 23-inch light alloy wheels.

The interior package gets a roof mounted Entertainment Kit with an adjustable overhead monitor and a hand-made display console in leather, 3-spokes sport steering wheel, and TechArt paddle shifters.

All in all this package isn’t all that bad for the Porsche Cayenne , but we would rather highly talented tuner like TechArt bring out more fire in the otherwise slower Porsche model.

Press release after the jump.

We’ve all been there; riding along in your lowered ride, enjoying the day, when all of a sudden - Thump, Scraaaaaape. Another victim of that darn speed bump. It’s moments like these that make the driver wish he had a higher car. And it’s situations like these that have made TechArt got to the trouble of preparing a new noselift system that can offer 60 mm of additional height at the front spoiler. This system can be applied to models like the Porsche Boxster , the Cayman , and the 911 .

The TechArt Noselift System is activated by a convenient little button located in the roof console of the Boxster and in the center console of the Cayman. The noselift system, including that convenient little button, is installed with EMC-safe electronic control units and vehicle-specific wiring harnesses. High performance test procedures are followed to ensure that, when that button is pressed, the car smoothly and silently adjusts its height to a safer level for those nasty little speed bumps and ramps.

Press release after the jump.

TechArt either loves the Porsche 911 Turbo S or just loves what they can do with one because the tuning package revisions just keep coming. We’ve already seen similar tuning packages from TechArt in February and two more in May which boosts the power and aerodynamics for the speedy 911 Turbo S. Now, their latest package boosts the Porsche’s horsepower by 90hp and its torque by 120Nm from a standard 530hp and 700 Nm of torque.

So, with a total of 620 HP and 820 Nm of torque, the Techart Turbo S sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and to 124 mph in 9.3 seconds. The Porsche will not stop until it hits a top speed of 206 mph (up from a standard of 195 mph).

The engine conversion consists of a TECHART sport air filter and a TECHART manifold unit, as well as the TECHART exhaust system “sport” and two TECHART pressure sensors. All of these different components come together to produce a newly reprogrammed engine that is sure to please any Turbo S owner. The new package will be available starting this September.

Press release after the jump.

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Does your need for speed leave you wishing there were more options to boost power and create that exhilarating feeling you get when you are whipping past everything leaving behind blurred images of what once was? Yeah, we think Techart feels the same way. Apparently the Porsche Panamera Turbo left something to be desired in terms of horsepower so Techart took it upon themselves to create a fun little button in the center console.

What does this button do? Well, once pressed by the driver, the button allows the Panamera Turbo to get a jump of 80 horsepower. Yeah, just with the touch of a button. Pretty cool, huh? The package is called the Techtronic, or TA 070/T1, and allows the Panamera’s 4.8L V8 engine to jump from 500hp to 580hp. It also increases the torque to the top range of 830Nm at somewhere between 3200rpm and 3600rpm. This little button brings down the Turbo’s 0-60mph time to 3.8secs from 4.0 and increases its top speed from 188mph to 195mph. The 0-124mph sprint is made in 12.5seconds.

So, do you have a Porsche Panamera Turbo that you feel needs a little jumpstart? If you do then you should definitely give Techart a call. This package is available starting in August.

Ever since the Porsche Cayenne was launched recently we have seen tuners such as Kahn Design , Lumma Design , and Cargraphic put their hands on it to have it customized to their liking. Now, after a few customization programs for the new Panamera , TechArt has decided they would also like a piece of the Cayenne pie so they have turned their attention to the SUV. The tuning package includes individualization options for the exterior, the engine area, and the interior of the SUV.

The exterior package includes trims painted in custom colors or in carbon fiber, a carbon hood, sport tailpipes in polished stainless steel, and Formula III forged light alloy wheels in dimensions of 20- to 23-inch.

The interior gets high quality full leather and a 3-spoke sport steering wheels with paddle shifters.

Take a look at the back of this baby and it may seem a little familiar. When we looked at it, we saw a striking resemblance to the first image unveiled yesterday of Project Kahn’s interpretation of the Porsche Cayenne. We can’t say much about it now, but we will definitely be comparing these two packages when Kahn reveals specs on their tuning project.

Press release after the jump.


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