Panamera Turbo gets a 40bhp power boost with the option of a new Powerkit
18 August 2010

Porsche Panamera Turbo customers can give their cars a 40bhp power boost with the addition of a new Powerkit to the options list.

Powerkit-equipped Panamera Turbos get two new turbochargers with titanium-alloy turbine wheels, while changes have also been made to the engine management system to make the car more responsive.

See the official pics of the new Porsche Panamera styling options

The result is a total power output from its 4.8-litre V8 engine of 533bhp, up from 493bhp, while torque is also up from 516lb ft to 553lb ft. Torque can be further increased to 590lb ft in over-boost mode, if the Powerkit is specified alongside the Sport Chrono package.

The Powerkit also cuts the Panamera Turbo’s 0-62mph by 0.1sec to 3.9sec, while its top speed is now 2mph faster than before at 190mph. Fuel consumption is not effected.

The Powerkit will be available as a £11,118 option from next month, while it will be available as a retro-fit option from November.

Read Autocar's road test of the Porsche Panamera Turbo

Porshce has also added a Sport Design Package option to the Panamera range. This includes a body-coloured nose with wider air intake grilles and a body-coloured rear underbody apron with diffuser and fins. This option is £2516 and is also available as a retro-fit.

New lightweight, multi-spoke 20-inch Panamera Sport alloys are also offered in black or silver metallic for £2247 (£1058) on Turbo models) while a three-spoke sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles for PDK-equipped Panameras is a £277 option.

V8-powered Panameras can be ordered with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) as an option alongside Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and a fully controlled rear axle differential lock. This £3130 option aims to improve steering response when cornering while also boosting traction when accelerating out a corner.

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18 August 2010

At last! More power! Just what this car has been crying out for! Seriously, maybe Autocar can now get it to satisfy my criterion for a fast car: 60-100 in under 5 seconds. Too many cars squeal up to 60 with AWD traction, only to fade.

18 August 2010

This car is such a beast...................now even better!!!!!! forget all the critics about styling, this car has so much road presence.... and having driven a Panemera turbo few months ago....its one of the best if not the best chassis on sale at the moment......by far the best car ive driven and ive driven loads!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 August 2010

All the successful drug dealers in my neighbourhood are excited about this car!

18 August 2010

[quote RobotBoogie]All the successful drug dealers in my neighbourhood are excited about this car![/quote] Mine too!!! LoL!! seriously 10 grand for 40hp?? i mean come on!!

18 August 2010

Everybody pretends to rubbish this car, but come on!, i've never read a hatchet job on it yet, it may be long and wide, but it handling looks pretty tidy and secure, it's typical Porsche, quirky, and button laden inside, but as i've always said,you don't buy a performnce car to stare at the interior, you buy it for what it can do, and crucially, how it makes you feel, the smile factor, you know what i mean.

Peter Cavellini.

18 August 2010

Still a mangled ape!!!

18 August 2010

[quote 275not599]Seriously, maybe Autocar can now get it to satisfy my criterion for a fast car: 60-100 in under 5 seconds. Too many cars squeal up to 60 with AWD traction, only to fade.[/quote] Car and Driver timed the Panamera at 4.9sec from 60-100mph. 2004 Lambo Gallardo in 5.1sec. Therefore, by your criterion, the Porsche is fast and the Lambo is not. =)

4 April 2014
I believe the Maserati Khamsin had one as long ago as 1974, courtesy of Citroen hydraulics, or possibly oleo pneumatics.

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