2011 Porsche Panamera V-PT by Vorsteiner

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 3, 2011

Porsche Panamera, the brand’s second best-selling model, is a favorite in the aftermarket industry. One of the reasons is that Porsche models are not extremely expensive such as a Ferrari or a Lamborghini but they still command the attention of any bystander with their exclusivity and potency.

Tuning firm Vorsteiner has taken a new Panamera V-PT and transformed it to an “aggressive state of mind” while still being able to keep its classic style. Vorsteiner gave the Panamera a makeover that makes it edgy and attractive. Carbon fiber technology is used in all of the V-Pt’s aerodynamic components.

It is finished with numerous layers of automotive clear lacquer that protects the paint from UV rays. To boost the quality and performance, the Panamera used expensive ore rare materials like the Titanium Forged Aluminum. The front bumper cover has been fitted with a splitter that has a removable carbon fiber insert.

If this splitter gets damaged, the insert may be taken out and replaced, saving both time and money. In addition, the V-PT pack features the typical side skirts, ducktail rear spoiler and rear bumper.

Vorsteiner’s new Panamera V-PT got an exhaust system that could be built from either stainless steel or titanium. When the titanium is used, it is claimed to have led to weight savings of up to 40% over the stock exhaust system.

The Porsche Panamera boasts of its five technological advancements featured in a production vehicle in the luxury car segment. Going straight to the point, Porsche's Gran Turismo is presenting the first dual-clutch transmission in this market’s segment. It is also offering the first start-stop system in addition to automatic transmission, the first adaptive air suspension that has an on-demand added volume in every spring, and active aerodynamics offered for the first time by a rear spoiler automatically moving upward then adjusting in its air flow angle. In addition, it is available with the first Sport Chrono Package activated at the press of a button to give a more sporting and dynamic set-up to the engine, transmission, suspension along with other components. Aside from the PDK, Launch Control guarantees the fastest imaginable acceleration from a stop.

The different models belonging to the Porsche Panamera range set a whole new standard in the luxury performance segment with regards to efficiency. Every model has a low-friction drive system, Direct Fuel Injection and lightweight body. In fact, the top-of-its class Porsche Panamera Turbo weighs below 2,000 kilos equivalent to 4,410 lb (Din norm) even if it has a wide variety of standard features added from the beginning.

To further reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption to a lower level, all Panamera versions with Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe have the latest Auto Start-Shop function that automatically turns off the engine when the car is on a stop. Examples are when trapped in a traffic jam or stopping at the traffic lights, wherein the driver presses on the brake then automatically starts the engine the moment the driver releases the brake pedal. This leads, especially in city traffic, to a more considerable reduction in fuel use.

Various Suspension Set-Ups: Combining Sporting Performance and Superb Comfort

The Porsche Panamera, more than any other car in its class, delivers a unique blend of sporting performance and superb comfort. Besides the usual steel suspension, Panamera S and Panamera 4S come optional with Porsche’s brand-new adaptive air suspension giving more air volume on every spring - a high-tech system that comes standard on the Panamera Turbo. Both these suspension systems are joined with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for differences in damper forces.

Adaptive air suspension offers a wider variety of suspension characteristics plus more enhanced driving comfort on one hand and great sporting driving dynamics on the other hand.

It is optional for the Porsche Panamera to be integrated with Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control or PDCC and forcefully compensating body roll in curves and simultaneously, enhancing the smoothness and behavior of the car when driving along bumpy roads.

PDCC guarantees the best possible agility in every speed, alongside optimum steering behaviour plus a smooth balance during load change. In addition to the electrically controlled rear axle differential for more traction plus improved agility, PDCC gives a much higher standard of both driving dynamics and motoring comfort.

Press Release

Introducing the Vorsteiner V-PT Edition Panamera

The Panamera V-PT embodies Perfection Redefined. Steeped in tradition, Vorsteiner produces performance minded aerodynamics while maintaining the core of our company values. The V-PT aligns with the classic style associated with Porsche while transforming the Panamera to an aggressive state of mind. Functionality melds perfectly into the components of the V-PT to give your Panamera the edge you desire.

All of the V-PT aerodynamic components are made using our state of the art pre-preg autoclave carbon fiber technology that is then finished off in a multiple layers of UV inhibiting automotive clear laquer. We have also used other exotic materials such as Titanium Forged Aluminum to continue on the uncompromising quality and uncompromising performance additions that encompass the V-PT package for the Porsche Panamera.

V-PT Front Bumper Cover

Functionality became the cornerstone of the V-PT kit, and our designers took extra care in making sure the shape of the front fascia maintained a balance of aggression and elegance. This element of design extends throughout the entirety of the exterior package.

The front bumper cover incorporates a splitter which has a removable carbon fiber insert. If there is ever an instance in which the splitter is damaged, the insert can be removed and replaced. To further align with our goal of adding functionality, we have created an optional carbon fiber duct to channel air into the factory radiator and intercoolers. This provides an option to display our high quality carbon fiber weave, or go with a more subtle look and hide the duct behind an aluminum mesh grill insert specially shaped to fit the V-PT air dam. The V-PT front bumper will lend a striking prowess to your Panamera Turbo.

V-PT Side Skirts

Vorsteiner’s signature high quality carbon fiber craftsmanship was seamlessly integrated into the design of the V-PT side skirts. The unique style allows for customization of the carbon fiber finish.

V-PT “Ducktail” Rear Spoiler

The V-PT Ducktail rear spoiler continues the performance-oriented design. The design of the spoiler conveys a sense of strength and style while keeping functionality in mind as its shape adds down force to the rear of the Panamera. The factory electronic wing remains completely functional with the V-PT rear spoiler in place.

V-PT Rear Bumper

A key visual aspect of the V-PT package was achieved by sculpting a highly sophisticated rear bumper cover. It combines three major components. The first one is two vertical ventilation slits that aid in extracting heat from the exhaust system and trapped air behind the wheel arches. The second component is the carbon fiber diffuser. It provides additional down force to the rear axel at Autobahn speeds. The final key design to the V-PT rear bumper cover is our newly developed sub-panel which replaces the factory felt unit. It ensures undisturbed airflow extraction through the V-PT rear diffuser.

V-PT Sports Exhaust System

The last piece of the V-PT package is purely about performance. The V-PT exhaust is constructed from a choice of stainless steel or titanium, the latter boasts a weight savings of up to 40% over the stock exhaust system. Our main focus in designing this exhaust was to create a note that would give voice to the VPT. The unique growl is sure to strike a chord with any Porsche connoisseur.

The V-PT package is available now for all 2010-2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo through authorized Vorsteiner dealers worldwide.

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