In every group of people considering something universally accepted as extraordinary, there’s always that certain few that go, “Yeah, that’s cool, but what if…?” If you’ve looked at Porsche’s Panamera and thought it just isn’t radical enough, the scions of Stuttgart may have just the ticket for you.
Porsche’s Panamera Personalization Program offers appearance upgrades and performance modifications that take the Panamera from remarkably interesting to outright arresting--starting, of course, with more horsepower.
The Panamera Turbo gets a horsepower bump from 500 to 540 via the Panamera Turbo Powerkit consisting of two new turbos containing titanium aluminum turbines. Additionally, a revised engine management program is tweaked to sharpen engine response. In keeping with the Porsche Intelligent Performance mandate, the Powerkit mods do not increase fuel consumption. As a Porsche Exclusive option, the Powerkit is available for $21,730. Porsche Tequipment will offer the Powerkit as a retrofit upgrade beginning in November 2010.
Panamera Personalization also includes a new Sport Design Package that consists of a unique front fascia, painted exterior color with widened black air intake grilles. Other components include separate side skirts and an exterior color rear underbody apron with a diffuser and fins. Available in October 2010, as a Porsche Exclusive option, or a Porsche Tequipment retrofit upgrade, the Sport Design Package is $4,590. The side skirts are available separately for $1,390.
Porsche is also offering a new 20-inch Panamera Sport wheel. The light alloy multi-spoke wheel is 9.5 inches wide for the front axle and 11.5 inches for the rear. Available from Porsche Exclusive in GT silver metallic, black, or in the exterior car color, they will also be available from Porsche Tequipment in GT silver metallic and black.
Those of you with a Panamera S in the garage already who might be going “Oh snap! I can go Panamera Powerkit and have a Turbo Porsche!” are woefully mistaken. The Panamera Turbo Powerkit is only available for the Panamera Turbo. However, you can get the look regardless of the Panamera you have—or are considering. The Sport Design Package and the Panamera Sport Wheels are available for all Porsche Panamera models.
Let the stampede to Porsche dealerships begin…