Porsche Panamera Turbo Powerkit Delivers 540 Factory Horsepower

Porsche Panamera Turbo Powerkit Delivers 540 Factory Horsepower

Porsche has just announced a new “Individualization Programme” for the Panamera, including a Powerkit for the Panamera Turbo that bumps engine output to 540-hp. Included in the power pack are two new turbos with titanium aluminum turbine wheels and new engine management software. With power rising from 500-hp to 540-hp, torque also jumps, from 516 ft-lbs of torque to 553 ft-lbs. In addition, an overboost mode (available with the Sport Chrono package) delivers as much as 590 ft-lbs. This results in a 0-62 mph time of just 3.9 seconds!

And in case you’re wondering what that extra boost will cost you at the pump, Porsche says nothing, with fuel economy unchanged from the standard model. Offered as a Porsche Exclusive mode, it will cost you quite a bit to buy, however, with European pricing set at 16,695.70 Euros.

Along with being a factory option for new Panamera Turbo buyers, Porsche will also offer the Powerkit through Porsche Tequipment as a retrofit.

In addition to the Powerkit, Porsche will also offer a new Sport Design Package for the Panamera with a more aggressive front end, new side skirts and rear diffuser. And finally, new Porsche Panamera Sport wheels will be offered in a 20-inch size, measuring 9.5-inches up front and 11.5-inches in the rear, making room for wider tires. These wheels will be available in silver metallic, black or paint-matched to your Panamera.

GALLERY: Porsche Panamera Individualization Programme

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Official release after the jump:

Porsche: New Individualization Programme for the Panamera

Stuttgart. Starting in September, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will offer a Powerkit for the Panamera Turbo, which will raise engine output by 40 hp to 540 hp. Moreover, a Sport Design Package and the new 20-inch Panamera Sport wheels will widen the individualization programme for the Gran Turismo range.

Key elements of this Panamera Turbo Powerkit are two new turbochargers with titanium aluminium turbine wheels. Engine management has been adapted accordingly and thus, the result is an appreciable further improvement of the engine’s response. Maximum torque rises to 750 Nm. If in overboost mode included in the Sport Chrono package which is available ex factory as part of the Panamera Turbo Powerkit, it goes up to 800 Nm. In Sport Plus mode, the Panamera Turbo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 sec – 0.1 sec faster than the production car. Top speed is 305 km/h compared with 303 km/h of the production vehicles. With 11.5 ltr/100 km (24.6 mpg imp) during the NEDC test cycle, fuel consumption of an Panamera Turbo with Powerkit is not higher than that of the 500 hp production model. This, too, is what Porsche Intelligent Performance means to Porsche. As a Porsche Exclusive option, the Powerkit is available from September 2010 at a price of Euro 16,695.70 including VAT. Porsche Tequipment will launch the Powerkit as a retrofit kit from November 2010.

With its new Sport Design Package, Porsche offers its Panamera customers another possibility to customize their cars optically. The package includes a unique, exterior colour painted front end with widened black air intake grilles, separate side skirts and the standard, exterior colour painted rear underbody apron with diffuser and fins.

Starting in October 2010, the Sport Design Package will be available from Porsche Exclusive, or for retrofitting from Porsche Tequipment. The price from Porsche Exclusive is Euro 4,581.50 including VAT. On request, side skirts can be supplied separately at a price of Euro 969.85 including VAT.

For an especially sporting performance with enhanced appearance and driving dynamics, the third feature of the extended range of options offered for the Panamera are the new 20-inch Panamera Sport wheels. The light alloy multi-spoke wheel is 9.5″ wide on the front axle, and 11.5″ on the rear axle. Thus, it does not only have a larger tyre contact area but is also flush with the wheel arch. The wheels are available from Porsche Exclusive in GT silver metallic, black, or in the car colour from Euro 1,588.65 including VAT, and from Porsche Tequipment in GT silver metallic and black for retrofitting.

With its Porsche Exclusive and Porsche Tequipment programmes, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, offers you the possibility to enhance each Porsche model beyond its standard equipment to fit your personal and exclusive wishes: from the factory through Porsche Exclusive, or in each Porsche Centre through Tequipment Retrofitting.