We have said it before and we will say it again, modern engines and computer tuning have made it so easy to get more horse power from your car that the days of changing camshafts and getting your hands dirty are a thing of the past. That is because the amount of potential that can be unlocked with a simple microchip, when tuned correctly, is the simplest and most practical method of squeezing every last drop of output out of your car’s 21st century motor. One perfect example is the Porsche Panamera, from the factory the four door sports car is available with a hearty 500 HP under the hood.

Porsche Panamera by McChip
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The engine computer re calibration specialists at McChip already have a program that is designed to boost the Panamera’s 4.8 Liter turbocharged V8 by another 50 HP and bring torque up as far as 624 lb-ft when equipped with Porsche’s Sportchrono package. That’s not all, because with more power comes more responsibility, like the kind you experience at 193 MPH, the chipped Panamera’s new top speed. Although the German tuners McChip are asking more for this particular unit than you would expect to pay for an ordinary car, at $2,250 this is well within the range of power hungry Porsche owners, and they won’t even have to worry about getting greasy.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

There is chiptuning and there is chiptuning. Each car has different performance characteristics whose improvement mcchip-dkr individually develops day-to-day.

Porsche Panamera by McChip
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mcchip-dkr provides a performance of 550 hp and vigorous 775 Nm to the new series from Zuffenhausen (series performance 500 hp and 700 Nm). Concerning the Sportchrono-Version with 770Nm the torque is even raised up to 845Nm. The performance is available over the complete rmp-range. The final velocity also increases about 8 km/h. Thus the Panamera achieves 311 km/h. The tuning at mcchip-dkr costs 1499,00 Euro.

Responsible for the contact to the street is a wheel set (7.969,00 Euro) in 9x22 and 10,5x22 from Cargraphic with high performance tires from Continental labeled 265/30 R22 and 305/25 R22. Alternatively available are Dunlop Sport tires (wheel set with tires from Dunlop 8.089,00 Euro) in size 265/30 R22 and 295/25 R22.

Porsche Panamera by McChip
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The surcharge for the finishing of the rim stars in semi matte is 179,00 Euro per tire!

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
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