Techart GrandGT based on 2014 Porsche Panamera Facelift

Article by Christian A., on September 3, 2013

Porsche unveiled its facelifted Panamera earlier this year, which means that it was time to see the new bodykit developed for the sporty sedan by Techart. Set to make its debut next week at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2014 Techart GrandGT based on the Panamera Turbo comes with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper, restyled hood, side sills, enlarged front and rear fenders, a rear roof spoiler and a new rear apron with air vents and a stylish air diffuser.

Moreover, the new GrandGT comes with revamped headlights which look pretty sick. In addition, a new custom stainless steel quad exhaust with integrated valve control was installed.

The design is completed by the Techart 22-inch Formula III forged wheels covering the brake calipers in copper-colour. Still, Techart offers the Formula, Formula II and Formula II GTR wheels.

Also planned for the Porsche Panamera models is the new Techart Formula IV light-alloy wheel in 5-twin-spoke design in 22-inch. The interior features Techart leather, a new 3-spokes Multifunctional Sports Steering Wheel with paddle shifters and a Carbon Interior Kit in new copper-colour.

Even with just one look, there is no mistaking that the exterior of the new Panamera had been improved in several ways. The front section for instance has linework that is not only more pronounced but is tighter as well. This impression is made even more evident through the larger air intakes and that unique shift to the vehicle’s headlights. Under the Executive models, this already elegant and tight linework is even more prominent.

Viewed from the side, the windscreen has been made more swept-back resulting in a silhouette that is more extended. Given that the doors in the rear are longer by 15 cm, the windows of this new Panamera are able to display new proportions.

Like the Panamera model of the past, the new versions have a number of characteristics on the exterior that differentiate them from each other. The color contrast displayed by the brake calipers for instance is generally associated with an engine type. However, the most substantial distinguishing qualities would have to be the elements, and how different they are shaped, on the front section.

This is true as well for the rear section where the tailpipes have a design specific to particular models. The brand is also offering customizations through different options. For example, customers can have the new headlights be equipped with LED to give their Gran Turismo that truly special look. Not only that, these headlights are matched with the intelligent PDLS Plus or the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus.

When viewed on the rear, the first thing customers get to see is the new boot lid. Meanwhile by increasing the width of the windscreen in the rear, this enabled the Gran Turismo to highlight the horizontal aspects and with it the athletic personality of this model. Because of this, the Panamera has a look that can be described as having a lower stance on the road.

Emphasizing this feel even further is how the license plate bracket has been integrated in the bumper but in a lower position. That said, the body of the rear section was clearly redesigned. The most obvious would be the wider spoiler. There is of course the transition to the rear lights made tighter, much like the visual transition display by the headlights on the front section.

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