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Edo Competition unveils 700 hp Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S By Edo Competition

About one year ago, the tuners from Edo Competition launched an upgrade program for the Porsche Panamera Turbo which increased the output of the engine to 750 hp. Now they’ve taken the Turbo S version of the Panamera and installed new turbochargers, exhaust manifolds, air filters and catalytic converters. Aside from this, they’ve also tweaked the car’s ECU.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S By Edo Competition

The result? The 4.8-liter V8 engine has gained 150 hp and 96 lb.-ft (130 Nm) of torque, for a grand total of 700 hp and a maximum torque of 649 lb.-ft (880 Nm). The German tuner has stated that this Panamera Turbo S needs only 3.5 seconds in order to do the 0-62 mph sprint, while hitting 124 mph (200 km/h) takes 11.4 seconds. This is considerably quicker than the standard version of the car that sprints to 62 mph 3.8 seconds and to 124 mph in 13.5 seconds. Thanks to the power increase, the sedan is now capable of reaching a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).

Porsche Panamera Turbo S By Edo Competition

Aside from these upgrades, the tuners also installed a lowering module that brings the Panamera Turbo S closer to the ground by 30mm. It rides on a new set of 22-inch rims that have a carbon-fiber finish, wrapped around in wider and stickier rubber.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S By Edo Competition

Source: Edo Competition via Carscoop

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Ruf Panamera XL heading to China

Ruf Porsche Panamera XL

Here at rpmGo we are not big fans of the Porsche Panamera so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that this stretched version created by Ruf is not our cup of tea. Known as the Panamera XL, the car will be heading to China, a very important market for Porsche since more than 50% of the Asian market is accounted by China.

In 2011, Porsche managed to sell 24,340 units in China, which is almost 65% more in comparison to 2010. The German automaker offers a wide array of models in China, ranging from roadsters to SUVs and supercars. However, they don’t have a long wheelbase version for the Panamera which could rival cars like the Audi A8L and the BMW 740iL, both models being already available in China.

Ruf Porsche Panamera XL

Ruf has decided to fill in this gap and launched the Panamera XL which is based on the Panamera S version (V8). They’ve stretched it about 16 inches while the wheelbase has grown by a little over 14 inches. As you would expect, the curb weight of the car is higher, with the Panamera XL gaining about 345 pounds in comparison to the standard version. The German tuner/automaker Ruf has also increased the output of the engine by 14 hp and 7 lb.-ft.

Source: Ruf via Autoblog

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Porsche Panamera GTS launched in L.A.

2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche unveiled this week during the L.A. Auto Show the GTS version of the Panamera model which is powered by a naturally-aspirated V8 4.8-liter engine that produces 424 hp (430 PS / 316 kW) and 383 lb.-ft (520 Nm) of torque.

2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

It has a PDK gearbox that sends the power to the PTM all-wheel drive system, along with the Sport Chrono Package as a standard feature which improves power flow without interruption. The car needs less than 4.5 seconds to hit 62 mph and it has a maximum top speed of 179 mph (288 km/h). With low-rolling resistance tires, the Panamera GTS has a fuel consumption of 10.7 liters / 100 km while with normal tires it is 0.2 liters thirstier.

2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

The car also comes as standard with an adaptive air suspension as well as the PASM – Porsche Active Suspension Management system with a tauter damping configuration to provide the Panamera GTS a sportier ride. The car sits on 19-inch alloys that have 225/45/R19 tires in the front and 285/40/R19 tires at the back.

2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

The Porsche Panamera GTS is scheduled to go on sale in February next year and the base price in Germany will be of 116,716 Euros.

Source: Porsche

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Porsche Panamera S By Edo Competition

Porsche Panamera S By Edo Competition

The engineers from Edo Competition have taken the Porsche Panamera S to the gym and made it more powerful. The standard version produces 400 hp (294 kW) and now with this power boost it is capable of delivering 465 hp (342 kW) which should be enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in 4.6 seconds, en route to a maximum speed of more than 190 mph (305 km/h).

Porsche Panamera S By Edo Competition

They managed to increase the output of the engine by installing a self-adjusting, pressure-monitoring, header-back stainless steel exhaust system with butterfly valves. In addition, it packs catalytic converters, new high-flow mufflers and air filters, along with a remapped ECU. In addition, the car was also put on a diet as it now weighs 77 lb (35 kg) in comparison to the standard version.

Porsche Panamera S By Edo Competition

Other than that, the Porsche Panamera S by Edo Competition features a carbon fiber front skirt, along with a lip that incorporates daytime running lights. Also new are the side skirts and the rear apron which now has a diffuser and fender vents. In addition, the car features new side mirrors plus a ducktail spoiler that looks similar to the one fitted to the Porsche Carrera RS. The new suspension brings the car closer to the roads by 30 mm while the massive 21-inch alloys give it a more masculine look.

Source: Edo Competition via ZerCustoms

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TECHART Launches Power Kits For Porsche Panamera Turbo And Cayenne Turbo

Porsche Panamera Turbo by TECHART

The German tuners from TECHART have unveiled this week their Stage 2 power kits for the Panamera Turbo and the Cayenne Turbo. The sedan’s engine now develops 621 hp (630 PS / 464 kW) and a peak torque of 649 lb.-ft (880 Nm) which allows the car to hit 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, en route to a top speed of 202.5 mph (326 km/h).

Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TECHART

Fitted with this power kit, the engine that resides under the hood of the SUV is able to produce 651 hp (660 PS / 486 kW) and a peak torque of 649 lb.-ft (880 Nm), which is enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in 4.2 seconds, before reaching a maximum speed of 189.5 mph (305 km/h).

Source: TECHART via WCF

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speedART PS9-300D Revealed, Based On Porsche Panamera Diesel

speedART PS9-300D

The German tuners from speedART have developed an upgrade program for the diesel-powered Porsche Panamera. Dubbed the PS9-300D, they’ve managed to increase the output of the V6 3.0-liter engine to 296 hp (300 PS / 221 kW) and a peak torque of 479 lb.-ft (650 Nm), up from the standard 247 hp (250 PS / 184 kW) and 406 lb.-ft (550 Nm).

speedART PS9-300D

Aside from the power increase, it comes with an aerodynamic kit that includes side skirts, a front chin spoiler, a double wing rear spoiler, rear diffuser, as well as revised front & rear air intakes. Other than that, this Panamera comes with massive 22-inch mono-block wheels that are wrapped around in 265 tires for the rims in the front and 305 rubbers for the back ones. The tuning ends with twin tailpipes that provide a more muscular look.

Source: speedART via WCF

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Anderson Germany Unveils Tuning For Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porsche Panamera Turbo by Anderson Germany

Yet another tuning program for the ugly Porsche Panamera has been launched, this time from Anderson Germany. The most important feature of this program would have to be the power boost for the twin-turbo V8 4.8-liter that now produces 577 hp (585 PS / 430 kW) , which is considerably more than the standard 493 hp (500 PS / 368 kW). They’ve managed to do this by installing a new sport exhaust and remapping the ECU.

Porsche Panamera Turbo by Anderson Germany

As for the bodykit, the Porsche Panamera by Anderson Germany features huge front & rear vents, LED headlights, a lightweight carbon hood, a rear spoiler/wing and LED taillights. In addition, it packs an adjustable suspension that brings the car closer to the ground by 40 mm once you push a button. The Panamera Turbo rides on 22 inch wheels that are wrapped around at the front in 265/30R22 tires and at the back it has 295/25R22 rubber.

Porsche Panamera Turbo by Anderson Germany

Inside the cabin, they’ve fitted a sports steering wheel, carbon fiber, carbon leather upholstery, black Alcantara and red LED lamps.

Porsche Panamera Turbo by Anderson Germany

Source: Anderson Germany via WCF

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Porsche Releases Video With Panamera Turbo S

I don’t know who made this clip but they’ve managed to make the Porsche Panamera look kind of nice but I still think that there is a lot of room for improvement, as far as the aesthetics of the car are concerned.

Anyway, the Turbo S variant of the Panamera is powered by a massive V8 bi-turbo 4.8-liter engine that churns 542 hp (550 PS / 405 kW) and has a peak torque of 590 lb.-ft (800 Nm) with the overboost function and 553 lb.-ft (750 Nm) as standard. With such a powerful engine, no wonder that the car is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in only 3.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h).

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S went on sale in June and has a base price in Germany of 167,067 Euros, including VAT.

Source: Porsche via WCF

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Switzer Tunes The Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera P680 By Switzer


Yet another tuning program has been revealed for the Porsche Panamera, this time coming from Switzer Performance who managed to increase the output of the engine to 680 hp, hence the P680 designation for the upgrade program. They took the model fitted with the V8, direct-injected, twin-turbo engine and increased the peak torque by a whopping 200 lb.-ft.

Porsche Panamera P680 By Switzer


To obtain the extra oomph, they’ve installed brand new turbos that have custom billet compressor wheels that feature an advanced aero profile. They tuning company said that this configuration can work with the car’s stock catalytic converters as well as the standard exhaust system. In addition, they’ve fitted the Panamera with a custom intercooler that has a new heat sink and an increased capacity, along with a Siemens ECU tuning.

Porsche Panamera P680 By Switzer


This Porsche Panamera P680 is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds while 60 to 130 mph is done in a mere 8 seconds. The top speed should be around the 215 mph (350 km/h) mark.

If you want to get this tuning package, prepare to pay $22,000.

Source: Switzer Performance via ZerCustoms

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TOPCAR Announces Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TOPCAR

I never thought that one day I will be saying that I like the Porsche Panamera. Well, that day has come, thanks to the guys over at TopCar who revealed their newest styling package for what used to be a very ugly car in its standard configuration.

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TOPCAR

They named it “Stingray GTR” and it looks pretty awesome if you ask me, with those muscular new bumpers, the modified doors and the widened fenders. They also fitted the car with a new bonnet, a more aggressive diffuser, a huge rear wing and extended side skirts.

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TOPCAR

Leaving the looks aside, TopCar also throws in two performance packages for the Panamera. The first one raises the output of the V8 4.8-liter engine to more than 600 hp (447 kW) by installing a high-flow air filter; an intake manifold and a brand new sports exhaust system. If you want more power, they also offer the 700 hp (522 kW) package.

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TOPCAR

This great styling package will set you back at least $63,500 and they’ll make only 25 units so grab one while you still can.

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TOPCAR

Source: TopCar via WCF

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Top Marques Monaco – Gemballa Tornado & Mistrale Revealed

Gemballa Tornado (Porsche Cayenne)

My top 10 of ugly cars features the Porsche Cayenne and the Panamera and both of them received a makeover courtesy of Gemballa. Unveiled this week at the Top Marques Monaco, the Tornado and the Mistrale are both fitted with a disgraceful carbon fiber bodykit that looks awful, further emphasizing the ugliness of the cars. Inside, things are a little bit better thanks to the leather/Alcantara interior.

Gemballa Tornado (Porsche Cayenne)

Gemballa also offers new sets of 22-inch alloy rims which are not bad at all, but putting them on these cars was a bad idea. Anyway, the tuning specialists also offer two performance packages. The Stage One kit helps the 4.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine develop 572 hp (580 PS / 427 kW) in the Tornado and 602 hp (610 PS / 449 kW) in the Mistrale. The Stage Two package increases the power output for both cars to 690 hp (700 PS / 515 kW) and 737 lb.-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque.

Gemballa Mistrale (Porsche Panamera)

Only 30 units will be made from each model, but they didn’t reveal any pricing information.

Gemballa Mistrale (Porsche Panamera)

Source: Gemballa via WCF

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Quick Look – Anderson Porsche Panamera

Anderson Porsche Panamera

Honestly, I never liked the Porsche Panamera as it doesn’t put out the same vibe as a proper 911. However, this one developed by Anderson looks quite cool. They took a Panamera 4S, played around with it and named it Black Edition. If the 400 hp power output of the standard engine is not enough for you, maybe 485 hp will satisfy your needs.

Anderson Porsche Panamera

This 85 hp increase in power is available thanks to the ECU upgrade and the new exhaust system. The latter benefits from a remote-controlled valve which when is opened it will give you an additional number of 17 ponies to play with.

Anderson Porsche Panamera

The suspension can be customized with a simple push of a button, but just 40 millimeters.

Anderson Porsche Panamera

Aside from these performance upgrades, the specialists over at Anderson also installed a new front apron, side skirts, rear apron and a rear spoiler. In addition, the Anderson Porsche Panamera 4S Black Edition comes with air intakes in the bonnet, a special black finish (obviously) and impressive 22-inch black light alloy wheels.

Anderson Porsche Panamera

Inside the cabin you’ll find front & rear red LED footwell lightning. The interior was upgraded with expensive materials like leather, carbon fiber and Alcantara.

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Edo Competition Porsche Panamera ‘Moby Dick’ Edition

Edo Competition Porsche Panamera ‘Moby Dick’ Edition

The car is certainly worthy of its “Moby Dick” name after Herman Meville’s classic novel published in 1851. This beautiful Porsche Panamera got some serious additional power in the engine compartment as well as many other modifications brought to the exterior and the interior.

Edo Competition Porsche Panamera ‘Moby Dick’ Edition

For the outside, Edo Competition collaborated with Mansory for developing the full bodykit that includes updated bumpers, a new bonnet, lowered side skirts and widened wheel arches. For improving the handling of the Panamera, the engineers installed a lowering module plus 22-inch rims that can be painted either to contrast or match the car’s exterior paint.

Edo Competition Porsche Panamera ‘Moby Dick’ Edition

The most important aspect of this tuning program is without any doubt the improvements brought under the hood. The V8 twin-turbocharged engine is now capable of outputting 750 hp which is a hell of a lot more in comparison to the standard 550 hp – 50% more for those of you that didn’t do so good in math class. The Panamera “Moby Dick” Edition can reach 60 mph in less than 4 seconds from start, onto a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h) which is electronically limited. Another change brought over the standard model is the upgraded exhaust system.

Edo Competition Porsche Panamera ‘Moby Dick’ Edition

Inside the cabin, Edo Competition used a combination of materials like carbon fiber, metal, wood and leather. For those of you that don’t like this combination, the Panamera‘s cabin can be tailored to the customer’s likes.

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Porsche Panamera sells 22,500 models in its first year


Porsche surprised a lot of people when it first introduced the Panamera four-door sedan last year. But despite the controversial design and the fact that it takes the German sports car manufacturer into a whole new direction, it seems that the Panamera was just what Porsche needed.

According to the latest estimates, 22,518 Panamera models were sold during the first year of the German super sedan’s life.

As testimony to the desire for speed, the 394 HP Panamera 4S has been the most popular, followed by the range-topping 493 HP Panamera Turbo and the regular, rear-wheel drive Panamera S. It should come to no surprise that the city with the most Panamera models sold was Los Angeles, with a whopping 890 German sedans rolling through the streets of Southern California.

So, even though fans didn’t like the four-door and people were against the design, the Panamera has proven successful where it counts, sales.

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Porsche Panamera Personalization Program revealed, includes power upgrades for Turbo


Just in case you something a bit more special out of your super sedan, the Porsche Panamera Personalization Program has just been revealed, including new accessories as well as power upgrades, you know, just because we’re talking about Porsche.

Let’s start with the simpler things shall we? Customers can now opt for the Sport Design Package on any new Panamera. This includes a revised front fascia, with wider air intakes, as well as a redesigned rear apron with new diffusers and fins. Side skirts and new 20-inch wheels are available, for that extra dose of personalization.

If you really want to spend some money though, then the Powerkit for the Porsche Panamera Turbo is right up your luxurious alley. In case the top-of-the-range Turbo didn’t have enough power, this kit, as its name suggests, adds even more. 40 HP and 37 lb-ft, more specifically, taking the output to a final 540 HP and 553 lb-ft. What’s more, the Powerkit includes the Sport Chrono Turbo Package, which, if the car is in Sport Plus mode, upgrades the torque output to an even more dizzying 590 lb-ft.

All this extra power means the Panamera Turbo can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, and up to 190 mph, all while keeping its EPA-rated fuel average of 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

While the Sport Design Package may no cost all that much, $4,590, the Powerkit is definitely going to blast away the upgrade budget, as it is priced at $21,730.

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