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Sporty or luxurious? BMW or Porsche? Two of Germany’s finest production automobiles have been tuned by Vorsteiner to near perfection, contrasting the M3′s urge to be sporty with the Panamera’s desire to be luxurious. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Vorsteiner’s Candy Cane GTRS3 M3 or their Porsche Panamera V-PT, but enjoying them both in one photo shoot is a real treat.
It’s interesting how seeing both cars in the same frame makes you wonder which you’d rather have as a daily driver. The enticing and menacing widebody M3 or the more refined yet aggressive Panamera? Either way you look at it, Vorsteiner has two winners here and we could only imagine what it was like to spot the two of them prowling the streets of Los Angeles on their way to the photo shoot. Kudos to the tuning company out of California for finding a great way to add style, sophistication and performance without ruining the vehicle itself.
GALLERY: Vorsteiner BMW M3 Candy Cane GTRS3 and Panamera V-PT
[Source: GT Spirit]
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
Renderings were released back in May for Vorsteiner’s vision of a Panamera Turbo tuning package, and now the vision has become a reality. Vorsteiner gave the Teamspeed forums a first look at their complete Panamera Turbo, which sports Vorsteiner’s new body kit and forged wheels.
With the Panamera’s exterior styling being its biggest criticism, it’s nice to see the aftermarket tweaking the Panamera into a much less controversially-styled vehicle. It’s easy to see how big of an improvement Vorsteiner’s styling package is on the Panamera’s aesthetics, with a new front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper and trunk spoiler. Their new 22-inch wheels look killer on the Panamera too.
GALLERY: Vorsteiner Porsche Panamera
Vivid Racing is the first to reveal Vorsteiner’s newest creation for the Porsche 997 Turbo, the VRT front bumper. With great success manufacturing some of the highest quality body components for Porsche, BMW, Lexus and more, it’s no surprise Vorsteiner has taken the liberty to take the 997 Turbo to even newer heights.
Now Vorsteiner already has a front bumper available for the Turbo, but it looks like they decided to draw up something slightly more aggressive for the 2007-2011 body. The new design is available in their DVWP or all carbon fiber. What we’re really digging about this front end is the lower front chin spoiler (in carbon fiber of course) that really just adds a sleeker look to the already low-profile Porsche design. The bumper also includes carbon fiber radiator ducts and an OEM GT3 hood grill. You also have a choice of an alternative aftermarket carbon fiber one from Vivid Racing.
We really liked Vorsteiner’s last 997 Turbo aero bits, but this new front end is incredible. From a company that was always best known for its BMW goodies, it seems like Porsche models are becoming the norm.
Hit the link below to see the old Vorsteiner design compared to the new one on Vivid’s site.
[Source: Vivid Racing]