Upgraded performance and widebody kit transform the Panamera.
We're of the opinion that some cars should never be messed with. But that hasn't stopped tuners from getting their grubby paws all over these cars to enhance them in some way. One of the most prolific Porsche tuners is TechArt, and following on from the company's overhaul of the Taycan's interior, the firm has now turned its attention to another of Porsche's four-door offerings: the Panamera. But while the Taycan's electric powertrain makes extracting more power a difficult task, the Panamera is traditionally powered and therefore capable of delivering some serious performance from just a few enhancements.
But before we get onto performance, let's get onto the obvious changes - namely those to the styling. The Aerokit, as TechArt is calling it, has wheel arch extensions, a new front apron with an integrated splitter, a front spoiler with larger air intakes, a carbon fiber hood, and a new diffuser with four fins. You also get titanium exhaust finishers with carbon covers and of course, a rear spoiler. As a result, the car is 50 millimeters wider in front and 80 mm wider at the rear. The changes are complemented by a choice of three 22-inch wheel designs: Formula VI, Formula V, and Daytona II.
As usual, there are interior upgrades available too. Contrasting underlaid leather mixed with perforated leather finishes and loads of Alcantara gives the cabin a premium feel while contrasting piping adds a sporty touch. The steering wheel is also refinished, and the trim elements can be finished in a variety of ways, including with carbon fiber.
As for performance, TechArt makes no mention of hardware upgrades but does offer software tuning. On the GTS version of the Panamera, TechArt says that you'll get 180 horsepower and 110 lb-ft of torque more and a 0-62 mph time that is half a second quicker than stock at 3.4 seconds. The Panamera Turbo S can also be enhanced by 90 hp and 95 lb-ft of torque for a total of 710 hp and 699 lb-ft of torque. The tuner doesn't tell us what any of these packages cost, or what a complete conversion would set you back either, but you can be sure that their quality will be impeccable and the price will be steep.