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Russian tuner TOPCAR has added their name to the list of available Porsche Panamera tuning packages with their Stingray GTR program. With it comes some very aggressive styling to the luxury sedan, with TOPCAR’s priority clearly to add more sport than luxury to the Panamera.
This isn’t TOPCAR’s first attempt at a styling package for the Panamera; their first one was well-received but demand emerged for something more aggressive and “charismatic”, and the Stingray GTR is the result of those demands.
The styling package comes complete with all new front and rear bumpers, hood, front and rear fender extenders, front and rear doors and side skirts. That’s right, you’ll be removing and replacing many panels with this kit completely transforming your Panamera to something more fitting of Porsche’s brand name. The overall stance of the Panamera will make you look twice – it’s wider, meaner and sharper. Even more trick is the addition of a small-button push that triggers the opening of the rear doors. All body components and panels are constructed from carbon fiber and Kevlar.
TOPCAR will only be offering 25 Stingray GTR packages, and notes that each vehicle will receive its own special features making them all unique in their own way. The package starts at an impressive $63,500. TOPCAR found it worth mentioning that four of those 25 are already spoken for.
And for those looking for more performance out of their Panamera while TOPCAR is replacing every panel imaginable, they do offer engine tuning programs to bring performance up to 700-hp and Brembo big brake packages can also be incorporated to your build.
GALLERY: TOPCAR Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR
While Porsche‘s Panamera’s styling is still a love it or hate it for many, the aftermarket has been progressively turning it into a more “love it” vehicle through some aesthetic changes like Vorsteiner’s V-PT kit. True to Vorsteiner fashion, the V-PT kit for the Panamera consists of subtle and clean lines rather than gaudy and extreme changes. If you’re looking for a classy way to make your Panamera a little more aggressive on the outside, look no further.
The front bumper incorporates a carbon fiber insert that can be removable and replaced if damaged and an optional carbon fiber duct can be ordered to further enhance cooling on the radiator and intercoolers (if you have a Turbo Panamera). The carbon fiber side skirts allow for interesting paint schemes, if you’re into that sort of thing, in order to highlight the high quality carbon fiber Vorsteiner uses in their product.
In the rear, a subtle yet effective Ducktail rear spoiler can be found on the trunk which allows for the factory wing to remain completely functional. The rear consists of an aggressive rear bumper and carbon fiber diffuser which houses a quad-tipped exhaust system quite nicely. The V-PT exhaust can be constructed from stainless steel or titanium.
Last but not least, you can match the V-PT package to a set of wheels from Vorsteiner. Pricing has yet to be released. We’re sure it’s not cheap, but for how nicely this aero kit transforms the lines of the Panamera into something that matches its performance, price really shouldn’t be an issue.
GALLERY: Vorsteiner V-PT Porsche Panamera
Even though Porsche‘s move to the Panamera caused some controversy, we think it’s safe to say the model has been well received by the general public and the aftermarket. Tuning programs, body kits, suspension and a load of parts have been unleashed for Porsche’s newest luxury sedan and the newest entry to the field is from Hofele-Design.
Based out of Germany, Hofele-Design’s take on the Panamera is similar to other tuning programs and packages from German aftermarket manufacturers. They touch on every aspect of the vehicle in order to convert it from subtle commuter to exotic street cruiser. The entire exterior is overhauled with all new front and rear bumpers, side skirts and rear diffuser. Obviously the goal was to make the Panamera plenty sportier and Hofele-Design’s body kit does just that, even incorporate a front grille from Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo.
Performance is helped with a quad-tipped exhaust that is naturally made to flow with the body kit. Suspension upgrades come from an electronic lowering module which drops the vehicle around 1.5-inches all around. Larger brakes are available from a four-piston caliper upgrade or a much larger six-piston caliper upgrade. Hofele-Design opted to outfit their demo vehicle with 22-inch wheels but also has different models and 20-inch variants available to the public.
Lastly the interior receives bi-color quilted leather in a variety of color choices. If desired other interior amenities can be re-wrapped to match the color scheme.
Gallery: Hofele-Design Porsche Panamera Rivage GT 970
The official press release is available after the break.