Ohio-based tuning specialist, Switzer Performance, is fast making a name for itself in the aftermarket industry, having created a growing number of projects that include the Nissan GT-R E900 and the Porsche 911 GT2.

Their latest program is for the Porsche Panamera Turbo and as you can expect, Switzer gave it a robust tuning upgrade. They added their newly developed P680 hardware on the German luxury saloon’s 4.4-liter V8 engine and its resulting output from the standard 500 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque to a mouth-watering 680 horsepower and right about 700 lb/ft of torque.

In addition to the P680 hardware, the added boost in output was also aided by the addition of a new intercooler system and the company’s own Siemens ECU upgrade. All in all, the Switzer-tuned Panamera Turbo is now capable of hitting 0-60 mph in a little over three seconds with a top speed of 215 mph. The whole package is now available for a base price of $22,000, which may sound like a fortune, except for the fact that it does give the Panamera enough boost to become a gnarly monster.

For that price tag, it’s good enough for us.

  • 2011 Porsche Panamera P680 by Switzer Performance
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  • Engine:
    4.4-liter V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    680 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    700 lb/ft of torque
  • Top Speed:
    215 mph
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  (210) posted on 07.21.2011

Well, the speed performance of the car is quite impressive. And I guess for all the luxury ca, this car have the higher boosting power. It seems that the Switzer Performance have made an awesome modification here.

  (498) posted on 07.21.2011

The Panamera alone is not a good production. I would refer the Turbo S car for it has an impressive power output and the styling is kind of elegant! I want to see them modify the Turbo engine.

  (599) posted on 06.30.2011

The Panamera got even better by the help of Switzer Performance. They did a great job on its performance plus the price is not that hard to afford for a tuned Porsche Panamera.

  (302) posted on 06.28.2011

Good thing that they worked out a lot on the performance aspect of this one. Actually, the standard Panamera is already very good in this part, but Switzer definitely made it even better.

  (797) posted on 06.27.2011

I would say that I am not really that familiar with this tuning company, but their work is definitely brilliant. From the exterior to the engine upgrades, they have it all down pat.

  (594) posted on 06.27.2011

I really love it whenever I see a souped up Porsche every once in a while. And I would say that this one definitely belongs to that category, what with all those upgrades.

  (434) posted on 06.27.2011

Yeah! There are a lot of modified and upgraded version that I read here and in other car review sites. And its kind of funny that I never seen much of this car runs in the road not even in NYC. It seems that these models are still in the showrooms/ garages waiting for spring!

  (448) posted on 06.27.2011

I don’t get why Porsche is wasting their time in modifying and upgrading the Panamera though based on statistics this car never sold that much! Different models like the Panamera Turbo, Panamera S and Panamera 4S sales only ranges from 20-40 %,it’s not even near to the half!

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