Porsche presents Panamera customization programme for North America

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Monday August 30, 2010

Porsche presents Panamera customization programme for North America

Porsche announced today that starting this September, it will be offering a Panamera Turbo Powerkit capable to increase the total output of the car from 500 to 540 hp and 750 Nm of torque (from 700 Nm). Furthermore, new personalization upgrades will include a Sport Design Package and the new 20-inch Panamera Sport wheels for the Panamera Turbo but also for the V6- and V8-powered Panamera models.

Regarding the Panamera Turbo Powerkit, this includes two new turbochargers with titanium aluminum turbines and engine management that has been adapted to provide a further improvement in engine. The Sport Plus mode, which is included in the Sport Chrono Turbo Package will offer an impressive 800 Nm of torque, an increase of 30 Nm over the standard Panamera Turbo fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Turbo Package and in Sport Plus mode.

Regarding its performances, in Sport Plus mode, the Panamera Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.9 sec (0.1 sec faster than the production car) while the top speed is 305 km/h compared with 303 km/h (188 mph) in the standard car.

If your worried about the fuel consumption well don't be, as Porsche says the car consumes no more fuel than the 500-horsepower production model: 15 mpg city and 23 highway. The price of this Powerkit is $21,730. Porsche Tequipment will offer the Powerkit as a retrofit upgrade beginning in November 2010. I

f you are still not satisfied about this kit, Porsche also offers its Panamera customers its new Sport Design Package that includes a unique, exterior color painted front fascia with widened black air intake grilles. Furthermore, the pacjage includes new side skirts, and exterior color rear underbody apron with 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. On request, side skirts are available separately for $1,390. The design will be completed by the 20-inch Panamera Sport wheels available in GT silver metallic, black, or in the exterior car color. They also will be available from Porsche Tequipment in GT silver metallic and black.