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Aftermarket HRE Performance P200 wheels give aggressive vibe to Porsche Panamera

One of the nicest things about buying a brand new car is that it's already reasonably packed with all the great features--- oftentimes even with the latest styles and technologies available. So let’s just say your car is neither plain nor boring but you want it to appear a little different.

Something that adds more punch and that shouts out “hey look at me” to let it rise above the special bunch of supercars you see out on the street. If there’s a feature that has somehow caught your fancy then maybe it’s time to drive to your preferred aftermarket tuner and let them do what they do best.

The owner of this Porsche wanted to spice up the latest Panamera model by replacing the factory wheels with some new ones. Wheels Boutique, the largest HRE wheels and Vorsteiner Aeroparts dealer, has equipped this 2nd generation Porsche Panamera with the HRE Performance P200. The Panamera has been equipped with custom wheels that now flash rims at the front measuring 22 x 10 inches each and another set of rims measuring 22 x 12 inches at the rear.

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2010 Porsche Panamera receives new 20-inch forged wheels

Increasingly more customization options are becoming available for Porsche's fourth model as the market launch nears. The latest addition the range: new 20-inch forged wheels!

The design of the new set of wheels stands out through five striking, highly polished double spokes, titanium-colored, painted spoke flanks and the rim center star that gives a twin-tone look.

These wheels actually are similar to the wheels on the new 911 Turbo. The 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels are available for all models in the Panamera range. Rim dimensions at the front are 9.5 J x 20, with 255/40 ZR 20 tires. The rear wheels measure 11 J x 20 and run on 295/35 ZR 20 tires.

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Techart Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo boosts power and style with GrandGT Supreme kit

The Panamera Sport Turismo is already an impressive car but German Tuner Techart and the Porsche specialists within the company plan to debut a special GrandGT kit for the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show that is bound to enhance its appeal. After the upgrade called the GrandGT Supreme, the wagon now features an aggressive body and an opulent cabin.

Like the standard GrandGT kit, the version has a front bumper design similar to it but it comes with a hood that has a huge power bulge. The wagon now has a wider stance, thanks to the wider fenders and lower side sills. There are larger diffusers in the back that gain even larger strakes than the existing body kit. This wagon sits on new Techart Formula IV wheels, with five sets of double spokes, measuring at 22 inches.

To match the meaner look of this Sport Turismo, Techart can offer you a powertrain upgrade as well. The company’s engine upgrade can push the Panamera Turbo to have an output of 630 horsepower (470 kilowatts) and 664 pound feet (900 Newton metres) of torque. That is a lot more compared to the stock output of 550 horsepower (410 kilowatts) and 567 pound feet (769 Newton metres) of torque.

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Bugatti Chiron with Forgiato Tecnica alloy wheels is hard to come by

With so many rims available in the market today, it’s quite the challenge to tell which one would look best on your car. How much more if you plan to match them to a Bugatti Chiron? Many owners of these 1500 hp monsters would usually prefer the manufacturer-supplied wheels over those that come from the aftermarket specialists. To some, the many choices out there can make the task overwhelming.

It’s good to know there exists a handful of Bugatti Chiron owners who are brave enough to take the less traveled road. Take for example, the owner of this Bugatti who decided to find a new set of Forgiato Tecnica rims instead of settling for the Chiron’s stock alloy wheels.

We have no way of knowing what the size of these wheels really are, but let’s just say they fit those tires that already came with the Chiron from scratch. The stock Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are made especially for the Chiron’s powerful road potentials so keeping it stable under any road condition is imperative to its performance. In case the owner preferred another set of high performance tires, then we have to assume these must be the better ones. The stock comes in the sizes of 11x20 for the front and 14x21 for the rear.

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The 1995 Porsche 928 was the automaker’s last grand-touring coupe that had an engine up front, and ever since then, they have not had one yet. And it seems unlikely for one to be added to the lineup anytime soon, at least in real life. But no one can stop artists from rendering a virtual one. As seen in the images, Automedia came up with a digital version of a modern day 928 that they call the Porsche 929, and you can tell that it is based on a Panamera.

One could easily just take out two doors off the existing Panamera and call it a modern day 928, but instead, the artist gave the coupe a number of style upgrades. Starting off with the B-pillar, unlike the usual, it does not extend all the way to the roof, leaving a bit of the side glass exposed - so it uses one piece of glass instead of two.

It was also designed with a downward sweeping roof with a large glass panel that seems to give good rear visibility, while the tail looks like it had taken inspiration from the Porsche’s existing sedan. We think that the 929 definitely can fit in the rest of the company’s lineup, if an actual model was made. However, we don’t really see what’s on the inside of the Porsche 929. But based on what we could see from the rear window, it seems to have a 2+2 layout.

Read the entire article This Porsche 929 rendering is a revival of the 928

The Porsche Panamera sporty sedan offers a dynamic drive and comfortable ride, with the capability to accommodate up to four occupants. While the Porsche Panamera is a healthy proposition for North American drivers who wanted a performance-laden sedan, it does discourage potential customers looking for a sedan that could to ferry up to five occupants at a time.

Now Porsche is looking forward to win back those customers in the United States. Klaus Zellmer, chief executive of Porsche Cars North America, told Automotive News at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the German sports car maker is making available an optional rear bench. With this option, the Porsche Panamera sedan could accommodate five occupants, instead of the usual four. However, the bench option would be made available next year, so for now, Panamera sedan customers would have to settle for the four-seater.

As designed, the Porsche Panamera sedan carries two occupants on the front (driver and front passenger) and another two on the rear cabin (individually seated rear passengers). The individual seats on the front are separated by a center console, and so are the individual seats on the rear. This basically rules out the existence of a fifth passenger in the Panamera sedan.

Read the entire article Porsche confirms Panamera sedan would soon feature rear bench seat for fifth passenger

Everybody’s favourite long roof from Porsche has now been given the hybrid treatment and is now dubbed the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It had recently been given an additional 136-horsepower electric motor like that of the standard Panamera E-Hybrid Turbo. It’s combined to an already powerful 4.0 liter biturbo V8 with as much as 550 horsepower. Overall, it now produces a combined output of 680 horsepower, making it the most powerful long roof out there. Let us not refer to it as a wagon or an estate since Porsche refuses to call it that. Rather, it’s referred to as the Sport Turismo.

With regards to the efficiency of the 918 hypercar’s hybrid powertrain that has been used here, it is apparently on par with the 3.0 liter version of the Panamera even if it has way more power. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that you can drive this model for as far as 31 miles on a rate of 87 miles per hour without having to use a drop of gasoline. But depending on the type of connection being used, the charging time may vary from 2.4 to 6 hours.

According to the automaker, the hybrid Sport Turismo will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 3.4 seconds. To be honest, it doesn’t take as fast for many people to say the full name of the car. What may be a little confusing is the fact that the automaker lists the same acceleration figure for the regular Turbo S Sport Turismo. That’s because a downside of the hybrid powertrain is that it adds considerable weight to the unit.

Read the entire article 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers top performance for $223,530

Porsche introduces the technologically advanced wheels with braided carbon fiber. These will be initially available on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Being the first car manufacturer to offer such innovation, the wheels will come with a massive sticker price of 15,232 Euros (or $17,970 after the current exchange rates).

Braided carbon wheels are made from CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) which is an extremely lightweight material that’s optimized absolutely for the absorption of longitudinal and lateral forces. It is also said to be 20% lighter and 20% stronger than regular alloy wheels. Besides trailing the road more efficiently due to lesser unsprung weight, the lower rotating masses would also mean spontaneous braking and acceleration. These would all result to more pleasurable driving plus better driving dynamics.

Porsche uses its massive carbon fiber braiding machine that has a measurement of 9 meters in diameter to cut and assemble more than 200 individual parts of the wheel. After the assembly, the wheel is pre-impregnated with a certain type of resin and baked using high levels of pressure and temperature. This is followed by an extensive cooling process before the finished wheel that will be inserted with a central lock and painted with lacquer as protective coating.

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Automotive parts supplier Continental has redesigned its wheel and braking system to meet today’s demands in electro mobility. Unlike the traditional wheel and braking solutions, the New Wheel Concept specially made for medium and compact electric vehicles meet all the requirements electric driving puts on the brake.

Continental’s innovative concept is based primarily on two new sections between the wheel and the axle. The carrier, or the inner part of the aluminum brake disc, remains affixed to the wheel hub while the wheel brake is attached to the star carrier of the axle. The reduced weight also means changing brake pads and tires will come easier as these are the only parts requiring periodic replacements.

It is important for electric vehicles that the driver uses small amounts of energy on friction brake, according to Paul Linhoff, Continental’s chassis and safety business unit head. The vehicle’s momentum is converted into electricity during deceleration, thereby increasing the vehicle’s range. He added that while the driver uses the brake pedal, it doesn’t conclude that the wheel brakes are also in use.

Read the entire article Continental to showcase New Wheel Concept for EVs at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

The first time Porsche revealed the Panamera Sport Turismo to the public was during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. And now it has already entered production, and is on its way to its first customers all over the globe. The Leipzig facility was produced especially for the second-generation Panamera family, and Porsche had to invest a total of €500 million ($582 million), a part of which was used to build a new quality center.

The new 400-hectare facility is also in charge of the production of the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, apart from the Panameras. There are 4,055 people who are working in the facility and in the last year alone, they produced a total of 158,432 cars. The Leipzig facility opened in August 2002 and already €1.3 billion ($1.5M) have been invested.

Within the facility, 345,345 square meters cover the production area. To date, the Leipzig factory has 948 robots in the body shop, paint shop, and in the assembly facility, where they build 1.7 million parts each day. There is a wood chip burning system that provides 80% CO2-neutral heat to the paint shop. Outside the production area, there is a 3.7-kilometer race track and a 6-kilometer off-road track. In terms of wildlife, 75 aurochs, 1.5 million bees, and wild horses live in the area. Porsche’s factory is also open to visitors, and 40,000 people come to the customer center annually.

Read the entire article Production begins for the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

While combining retro with contemporary styling cues can sometimes not work out so well, this Lamborghini Huracan with Vossen forged wheels prove it all wrong. To start off, the iconic supercar has been fitted with Vossen’s LC-103, making it very much like a modern version of the Countach with a phone dial–inspired wheel design. The LC-103 has a starting price of $1,300 each and is offered in several different sizes.

In this particular Lambo, Vossen uses a single piece monoblock forged alloy wheels in rose gold finish with five rounded holes and polished details. These are nothing like we’ve seen before except those on the classic Lamborghini Countachs of the eighties.

According to the design details on their website, the Vossen Forged LC-103 wheel and Lip concept series aims to emulate the transition of multi-piece wheel while incorporating the forged aluminum’s single piece monoblock construction at the same time. The finishing options are done at Vossen’s very own, state of the art finishing facilities that produce only the best quality finishes.

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Porsche has turned the Panamera from a good-looking car into a really handsome one, after just one generation. Though the second generation did not get a lot of nips and tucks, it got the right ones indeed. The new model looks so much more attractive compared to its predecessor. However, TopCar has an aftermarket package suggestion to offer though, and here is what they’ve got.

Firstly, the tuner gave the Panamera a much wider body kit, instantly making it look aggressive. They then added a number of carbon fiber pieces corroborated with huge air vents, which made the Porsche an attention-grabbing car - but we aren’t sure if it was done a good way or not. It was given recessed door handles, but only the rear doors got them.

More parts were replaced with carbon fiber including the roof and the hood, as well as the rear wing. There is now a large diffuser at the back surrounded by a pair of exhaust tips on each side. Note that the package or the custom body parts are compatible with all versions of the hatchback Panamera. As an option, buyers could go for a set of alloy wheels - and there is a wide range they can choose from, including a 21-inch set wheels.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera by Topcar is wider, with a 650 hp output and lots of carbon fiber

After giving the Porsche 911 Cabriolet a new boost in performance, German automobile tuner TechArt is back once more with a styling kit for the new Porsche Panamera. TechArt’s GrandGT widebodykit as they call it will increase the four door sedan’s overall width by as much as 80mm at the rear and 50mm at the front.

Aside from the new front and rear bumpers, the tuning house has also included special accessories into the package. Among which includes a new sport exhaust system, carbon fiber quad tailpipes, a rear boot spoiler, rear diffuser and new side skirts.

For better variety, clients can further enhance their Panameras with a brand new set of 22-inch Formula IV alloys or with a new carbon fiber bonnet. Like the Nano Grey Porsche Panamera on the recent press release, the wheels can be had in the same color as the body paint while the brake calipers can be coated in special color as well. The twin spoke wheels are then fitted to a new set of tyres measuring 285/30 ZR 22 and 335/25 ZR 22—- for the front and rear respectively.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera gets a dose of GrandGT widebody kit from TechArt

While most BMWs come with a long list of finishing touches for customers to choose from, this BMW M3 owner wants more than the standard and optional add-ons that are available. After all, an eye-popping BMW M3 in Satin Lime Green Chrome will grab more attention if it comes with a bronze colored wheel set. Sounds fair enough.

When customers take the road-less-travelled, it’s always the best time for after-market tuning specialists to take over. And so this is how it all started.

To put it more into details, this BMW M3’s very visible exterior which comes in Satin Lime Green Chrome paintwork was further enhanced with Velos Designwerks wheels. The secret is in the bronze beauty which is made of S15 monoblock forged concave measuring 20x10 (at the front) and 20x12 (at the rear).

Read the entire article BMW M3 is simply stunning with Satin Lime Green Chrome finish and bronze Velos Designwerks wheels

For those of you who have been eyeing a set of carbon fiber wheels, but haven’t purchased one before because of its price, now might be your chance. That’s because carbon fiber wheels are now cheaper than they ever were. But it still cannot be said that everyone can afford a set.

Koenigsegg was the first company that introduced carbon fiber wheels in 2012. Koenigsegg marketed this product as the “world’s first hollow one piece, super light carbon fiber wheel”. However, this was especially made for the Agera R hypercar, and for you to get your hands on these wheels, you were required to get the car as well.

This all changed when Carbon Revolution came into the picture as it is the only firm that commercially produces one-piece carbon fiber rims. Customers can simply swing by their shop and pick up a set of carbon fiber wheels. While this means that you won’t have to part with the amount needed to acquire a hypercar, these carbon fiber wheel still weren’t cheap by any standards. Carbon Revolution has a network of 20 dealerships in the United States, wherein interested clients can easily buy a set of the ultra-light wheels.

Read the entire article Carbon Revolution carbon fiber wheels are now 25% more affordable!

WheelsAndMore has done it again. Aside from customizing multi-piece special lightweight wheels, WheelsAndMore could also make a car more dynamic in terms of road performance. This is shown on one of the company’s latest works, a performance-enhanced version of the already powerful Ferrari 488 Spider.

As it is typically, the Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t your ordinary roadster. Any car produced by Ferrari reigns supreme, especially in the area of performance. The Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t an exception.

Its beautifully and elegantly design exterior faithfully reveals how crazy is the Ferrari 488 Spider in terms of power. It is quite important to mention that the 488 Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that could deliver 670 PS (661 hp) of max output at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (561 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 6,750 rpm. With this amount of power at its disposal, the Ferrari 488 Spider could accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and to 200 km/h (0 to 124 mph) in around 8.7 seconds. As far as top speed is concerned, the Ferrari 488 Spider could go as fast 325 km/h (203 mph).

Read the entire article WheelsAndMore comes up with tuned 777-PS Ferrari 488 Spider Triple Seven

Wagon buyers who prefer their vehicle to be luxurious, you will have an entirely brand new selection at the latter part of this year. Porsche will start rolling out 4 fresh models of the Panamera Sport Turismo at the end of 2017 in the US. Moreover, the local dealers are appealing for a 5 seat sedan, but it seems their demands will be met with a solution from the German automaker.

SUVs and crossovers are the latest buzz at these times, leading the sales in the global market. However it is shocking to see that the wagons are not giving up without a fight nowadays. Now, the luxurious German automaker has made one that will be the newest member of their claim, but Porsche doesn't literally use the wagon description of its long roofed Panamera.

The 2nd gen Porsche Panamera sedan (but it is more of a hatchback than a sedan) is a standard 4 seater vehicle that is tempting to own, but if you want to fit 3 more companions in the back then you can opt for a Panamera Sport Turismo.

Read the entire article Porsche dealers appeal to the company to produce a 5 seat Panamera Sedan

Undeniably the crowd favourite at the Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is getting ready to turn more heads and steal the spotlight at the Big Apple this weekend for its U.S. Premiere as it travels from Stuttgart to New York.

The long-roofed Panamera is definitely one of the most appealing cars today. With a wide opening rear tailgate and a loading floor that is only two feet off the ground. This is definitely an upgrade from the second generation.

The Sport Turismo’s four trim packages are as follows: Panamera 4, with a 3.0 liter turbo V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower that speeds up to 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds. Panamera 4S with a twin-turbo 2.9 liter yielding 440 horsepower and sprints 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds, the 4 E-Hybrid that is equipped with a 4S powertrain and a 136-HP electric motor. And last, the Panamera Turbo Sport that can drive from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds with the help of its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which can produce 550 horsepower.

Read the entire article Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is on its way to the Big Apple

Doing more than just tuning shiny new cars, G-Power rolls out with a new line of Hurricane RR wheels for certain BMW M and Mercedes-AMG models. The new set of Hurricanes come in 23-inch, 22-inch and 21-inch wheel sizes. Unlike most conventional aluminum wheels, the Hurricane forged wheels are predominantly more lightweight because of the higher strength forged aluminum material.

According to the German-tuning specialist, the Hurricane’s lower mass, lightweight components will improve road traction to give the driver a better control of the vehicle. Since road traction performs an important role in driving, it also means there will be lesser weight transfer towards the outer wheel when taking corners.

Nevertheless, the G-Power Hurricane wheels are made with T6 6061 aluminum grade material. The T6 is a heat-treatment technology that spreads the “forces” within the aluminum to restore the characteristics of the alloy wheels. In fact, these strong yet lightweight alloys that come out of their CNC-Controlled milling machine are similar to those being used in aerospace industry.

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The BMW M4 (F82) has been a favorite subject of modifications among many tuners as well as individual fans and enthusiasts. Wheels Boutique is joining this fray by implementing a couple of simple yet attention-grabbing tweaks on the BMW M4.

By itself, the BMW M4 is already good looking – solid yet dynamic. But Wheels Boutique customized the BMW M4 in a pretty straightforward manner. It wrapped the BMW M4 in a customized exterior paint finish called Silverstone Metallic II. This exterior paint finish may look like your typical shade of silver when viewed from afar or in pictures. However, when viewed closely on some particular angles, Silverstone Metallic II further accentuates not only the lines but also the curvy surfaces of the BMW M4 – thanks to its light blue hue. This is certainly true on the BMW M4’s character lines that flow down on both sides and its seemingly building front bonnet.

Of course – as its name indicates -- Wheels Boutique’s specialty is on vehicle rims. So, the main point of this customization is to show how grand Wheels Boutique’s wheel selection for the BMW M4 could be. For this particular BMW M4, Wheels Boutique decided to employ a set of HRE P101 wheels finished in matte black.

Read the entire article BMW M4 gets stunning makeover from Wheels Boutique