After an extensive tuning job at the hands of the German tuner TECHART, the Porsche Panamera is now out as a version they are calling the GrandGT. Reports say that the newly tuned version will be seen in Switzerland next month at the Zurich Auto Show.
Outfitted with a power upgrading kit – the TA 070/T1 – which gives it 580 PS (426 kW / 572 bhp) on the 4.8 liter twin-turbo engine, up from the series’ 500 PS (368 kW / 493 bhp). It now has an increased torque -830 Nm (612 lb-ft) from the standard 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) and gets to 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.8 seconds
TECHART has given the vehicle a fibre-reinforced material body kit – a mix of carbon, glass-fibre-reinforced plastic and polyurethane RIM components.
The front bumper has LED daytime running lights are embedded into it and also features an integrated splitter ventilation intake.
Also in place are the TECHART sport exhaust system and a choice of light-alloy wheels from 20 to 22-inches.
Typical of TECHART is the fact that their version definitely stands out in a crowd – and in this vehicle it is the Aero carbon fibre bonnet with integrated air outlets which adds to its distinct look.
The side skirts and fender flares also add to its style, and also widen the car by 21 mm at the front wheel arches and 42 mm at the rear axle.