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Japanese tuning firm Wald International has put its mark on the Porsche Panamera. After the Wald application, this Porsche is sporting the “Black Bison” treatment, which includes some tweaks in the style and performance departments.
The four-door coupe is now clad in a new carbon fiber kit that comes with a host of cool additions. Just a few include a new front fascia with sculpted air intakes, front fender air vents, a rear diffuser, a boot lid spoiler and rocker panels.
But Wald International’s Black Bison makeover doesn’t stop there. The Panamera also boasts two-tone, five-spoke lightweight alloy rims and the firm’s signature custom tail pipes. Finishing the package, Wald’s installed a lowered suspension system that brings it closer to the road and a set of bespoke floor mats.
Check out the full complement of Porsche Panamera pics after the jump.
GALLERY: Porsche Panamera Wald International
Continuing on its success in building multiple Black Bison packages for various Mercedes-Benz models, Wald has decided to show off its newest tuning package for the SL Class. As we’ve come to know and expect from Wald’s Black Bison line, the SL Class receives an aggressive body kit that can be ordered in either glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) or carbon.
The styling package revamps the exterior of the SL, giving it a much more aggressive design, replacing the front bumper, front fenders, side skirts, rear arch extensions and a rear trunk lip spoiler. The front bumper features large intakes, daytime running lights and side vents while the rear bumper features vents and an aggressive diffuser.
As usual, Wald has a huge collection of wheels available for various makes and models, with them choosing a 20×9-inch and 20×11-inch Renovatio R12 two-piece wheel setup for this particular SL.
No pricing was announced from Wald.
GALLERY: Wald Black Bison SL Class
Back in March, Wald previewed its Black Bison package for the newly-revamped Mercedes CLS, and now we can feast our eyes on official photos of the finish product.
The complete Black Bison kit will come with an all new front bumper, complete with LED daytime running lights, sport front fenders, side skirts, a rear bumper with LED brake light, exhaust tips, plus a trunk and roof spoiler. You’ll be able to pair the styling package up with available Wald wheels for the new-generation CLS, though we personally wouldn’t go for the ones on the demo car.
Many of Wald’s designs have been misses in the past, but this kit is undoubtedly a hit!
GALLERY: Wald Black Bison Mercedes-Benz CLS
Wald is giving older-generation Jaguar XJ owners something to get excited about. Part of their Black Bison line, Wald has introduced a new styling package for the XJ transforming the aesthetics and giving the luxury sedan a much sportier look. Along with the kit, customers can opt for a set of Wald wheels and a quad-tipped exhaust system.
The kit itself will replace the XJ’s outdated front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper. Additions include a subtle lip spoiler for the trunk and a rear window spoiler, giving the XJ a sporty style in the rear. The front bumper comes standard with LED daytime running lights, but customers can also opt for LED additions on the mirrors and fenders. Though wheel and tire packages can be custom tailored to what the customer wants, Wald chose to outfit their XJ with a set of 21-inch chrome wheels that in our opinion, doesn’t fit the Jaguar well.
GALLERY: Wald Black Bison Jaguar XJ
Clearly Mercedes-Benz‘s newest CLS is going to be the real hot kid on the block and the aftermarket is well aware of this, jumping on it quicker than we’ve seen in recent years. Wald is the latest tuner committing to the new CLS and it looks like they’ll be bringing their oddly-named Black Bison treatment, giving the CLS an even sportier look.
Like most Black Bison kits, Wald will outfit the new generation CLS with a wider body complete with a new front bumper add-on, side skirts and we’ll assume a rear diffuser. From there, it’s safe to assume that the CLS will receive a lowering module of some sort and will be outfitted with a set of Wald wheels.
Changing the sculpted lines of the new CLS quite a bit, it’s not the most attractive offering but is sure to appeal to some. Perhaps more exciting will be the tuning packages that are sure to follow for the new turbocharged V8 engines.
Hot on the heels of their Tokyo Auto Salon showing, Wald International has released a Black Bison Edition styling package for one of Japan’s top luxury sedans, the LS series from Lexus. To show off their new kit, Wald chose to use an LS600h as their demo vehicle, but promises that the Black Bison Edition is compatible with the LS460 and even the LS long wheelbase model.
Similar to all their other Black Bison Edition vehicles, the Lexus LS600h sports a full body kit which includes a new front bumper, blacked out grille, new fenders, side skirts, roof and trunk spoiler, and rear bumper equipped with a new diffuser. Playing tribute to Lexus’ IS-F is a stacked quad-tipped exhaust system with a design similar to the factory IS-F’s unit.
Wald chose to outfit their Lexus LS600h with a set of their own Mahor wheels, which are available in a variety of widths in a 22-inch and 24-inch variety. No pricing has been announced for the Black Bison Edition Lexus LS package.
GALLERY: Wald International Lexus LS600h Black Bison Edition
Wald International has continued their rapid development and release of Black Bison tuning packages with the Maserati Quattroporte being their latest subject. And while there aren’t any real significant surprises in terms of the body kit and wheels Wald International outfitted on the Maserati Quattroporte, we’re a little more excited at the fact that the Japanese tuner is focusing more on Italian offerings as well.
Like all the other Black Bison packages we’ve already visited before, the Quattroporte sports an all new front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper. In addition, the front bumper sports a carbon fiber front lip while the rear is also equipped with a carbon fiber diffuser. The trunk spoiler is a subtle lip that fits its new home quite nicely.
And no modified luxury sedan would be complete without a new exhaust system, suspension upgrades to lower the vehicle and a set of fitting wheels.
[Source: Wald International]
GALLERY: Wald International Black Bison Maserati Quattroporte
Wald International, a famed VIP-themed Japanese tuner, has turned their attention to British’s finest luxury sedan the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Wald didn’t stop at just an ordinary Phantom however, they decided to release their newest Sports Line Black Bison Edition kit for the Phantom EWB – the extended wheelbase model.
With how popular Rolls-Royce’s Phantom is becoming worldwide, including the emerging Chinese market, it’s no surprise that Wald has made the ultra-luxury even more luxurious. The above is simply a render, and not an actual photo, but it looks like Wald will be adding a little bit of sport to the Phantom’s overall bold yet tame styling. A new front bumper, side skirts and we’ll assume rear bumper is clearly in the works. Wald did decide to pair their Phantom EWB render with a set of 24-inch wheels. Considering how easy it would be for a tuner to ruin a Rolls, we’re impressed with what Wald is planning for the car.
Wald International will be debuting their actual Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB to the public at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon and AutoGuide.com will be sure to be there to cover it.
With Bentley’s release of the 2011 Continental GT, one can safely assume that a refresh on the Flying Spur is around the corner. So if you’re one of those owners “stuck” with the current generation Flying Spur and don’t want to look out-of-date when Bentley inevitably releases the new generation, Wald International has released their Black Bison styling package for you.
Even though Wald International is mostly known for their subtle, yet clean, lip kits – especially on luxury cars – their Black Bison line offers a more aggressive look. It comes with full front and rear bumper replacements, new side skirts and spoilers for the trunk and windows visors. The front bumper is outfitted with LED running lights and larger opening vents, giving it quite the aggressive style.
We’ve actually thought that the Flying Spur’s styling has been outdated for quite some time now, especially when its luxury sedan counterparts (Porsche Panamera) sweeping in. But Wald’s rendition is luxurious, yet sporty and we wouldn’t mind being stuck with it if we really had to.
GALLERY: Wald International Black Bison Bentley Continental Flying Spur
While Lorinser and Carlsson are staple brands for Mercedes-Benz tuning, Wald is hardly overlooked among luxury enthusiasts. The Japanese body kit specialists have revamped their Black Bison Styling Edition kit for the recently facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221 chassis and it’s looking stellar.
It’s not exactly something brilliantly new, but it’s arguably the best looking kit for the S-Class, with a sense of open-mouth aggressiveness that fits the luxury sedan. Adding sportiness with additional vents and ducts in the front bumper and fenders, the Black Bison Edition lives up to its name. The kit also comes with a new rear bumper, side skirts and a pair of spoilers, one for the trunk and one for the rear window.
On their demo car, Wald opted for 22-inch Renovatio wheels in a matte black with brown accents. Oh and at the rear you’ll find an exhaust system that is similar to what is seen on the IS-F. Very interesting indeed.
GALLERY: Wald Black Bison Mercedes-Benz W221 S-Class
Wald International is one of Japan’s premier tuner of high-end automobile brands. But as of the last recent years their brand name has lost some of its luster – strangely as the brand has also increased in popularity on this side of the Pacific. So when we got word that Wald would be showcasing a new wheel we were anxious and had high hopes. Well, the Germania G21 wheels are here and we have to admit, we’re a little underwhelmed.
Wald chose to use their Black Bison edition Mercedes-Benz E-Classes to display the new 21-inch wheel. Almost all of Wald’s wheels feature bold and in-your-face designs while maintaining a classy and refined style to them. They were always “just enough” without going “over the top”. But the new Germania G21 seems to lack a lot of depth. Sure we’re well aware that many manufacturers are turning towards a monoblock/one-piece style for cost savings, but having absolutely no concave or depth to the wheels really throws it off. We couldn’t help but think some of these photos were bad Photochops given how flat the face of the wheel is.
We like the chrome with contrasting black finish on the spokes, but overall the design of the wheel leaves a bit more to be desired. But hey, at least the two modified E-Classes make for great eye-candy.
GALLERY: Wald Germania G21 Wheels on Black Bison Mercedes E-Class