Porsche announced details of the personalization program for the Panamera, which will include a Panamera Turbo Powerkit, a Sport Design Package and 20-inch Panamera Sport Wheels when it becomes available this September. The Turbo Powerkit increases engine output to 540 horsepower from standard 500, while the new sport body kit and wheels are also available for the V6 and V8 models.
The Powerkit for Panamera Turbo features two new turbochargers with titanium aluminum turbines, plus modified ECU. It also raise the torque from standard 700 to 750 Nm in normal mode, and to 800 Nm in Sport Plus mode (included in the Sport Chrono Turbo Package).
In Sport Plus mode, the Panamera Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 3.9 sec – 0.1 sec faster than the production car. Top test track speed is 305 km/h compared with 303 km/h (188 mph) in the standard Panamera Turbo. The good thing is that the fuel consumption remains the same as standard (15 mpg city and 23 highway). Powerkit is available next month for $21,730.
The new Sport Design Package includes a unique, exterior color painted front fascia with widened black air intake grilles. Other components include separate side skirts and the standard, exterior color rear underbody apron with diffuser and fins. Available in October 2010 as a Porsche Exclusive option or a Porsche Tequipment retrofit upgrade, the Sport Design Package is $4,590. On request, side skirts are available separately for $1,390.
The new 20-inch light alloy multi-spoke wheels for the Panamera are 9.5 inches wide on the front axle and 11.5 inches on the rear axle. They are available from Porsche Exclusive in GT silver metallic, black, or in the exterior car color. They also will be available from Porsche Tequipment in GT silver metallic and black.