Brabus Gives Porsche Taycan Turbo S A Magnificent Makeover

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Brabus has done things right on this one.

German aftermarket tuning company Brabus may be averse to showing restraint, but its quality and workmanship can never be called into question. Whatever you think of the cars it gets its hands on, the results are always flawlessly executed, whether it turns its attention to a barebones Bronco beater, a majestic Maybach SUV, or even a boat.

While the tuner prefers to work on Mercedes-AMG products, all the vehicles it touches are impressive in some way. That is the case with its latest project too, which hails from a different part of Stuttgart, namely Zuffenhausen.

As you can see, the latest subject of its attention is the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, an all-electric luxury sports sedan.

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The car has received no performance upgrades, but the changes it has undergone are nonetheless spectacular. Using 3D scanning and CAD (computer-aided design) technology, the tuner has created a number of wind tunnel-tested carbon fiber visual enhancements for the body of the sleek EV, with these available in either a matte or high-gloss finish. A front spoiler adds aggression and reduces front-axle lift at high speeds while the front fascia is further bolstered by carbon canards and camera surrounds.

This theme continues down the profile with new side skirt extensions on the rocker panels, while the rear is uplifted by a three-piece spoiler (that is said to reduce lift at the rear) and a carbon diffuser replacing the stock fascia insert.

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Finally, a set of 22-inch monoblock Z Platinum Edition forged wheels that are tailormade for the Taycan fill the arches. These measure nine inches in width up front and a staggering (ha!) 11.5 inches at the rear and can be fitted with rubber from Continental, Pirelli, or Yokohama. Fiddling with the factory adaptive air suspension has allowed the car to be lowered by 0.8 inches at will.

These upgrades look fantastic, but it's the cabin where the Brabus quality really shines through with the fitment of a Brabus Masterpiece interior in a bright green that is reminiscent of Porsche's own Acid Green color. Not everything is green though, as the scuff plates on the door sills are backlit and alternate between red and white.

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New aluminum pedals and footrest feature and can be had in the same green as the upholstery accents, and you can glaze 48 switches, surrounds, and air vents to match too. Leather and Alcantara are the materials of choice for this cabin, with impeccable stitching and quilting adding a new level of luxury. The headliner in the car you see here is made from black Alcantara too, while the door panels, instrument panel, and center console have been upgraded with carbon fiber to match the bodywork.

More products will be added to the Taycan catalog soon, says Brabus. No pricing is yet available, but you can be sure that nothing here is cheap. And if you don't like what's on offer, maybe TechArt can satisfy you with something subtler.

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