Essen 2009: Panamera with more power

Andrew Hopkins

For tuners 'speedArt', the Porsche Panamera didn't have quite enough oomph under the bonnet, so they have turned up at the Essen Motor Show with four power kits to boost the vehicle's performance. Customers can choose between the 520, 550, 600 and 650bhp upgrades. These enhanced outputs are made possible by enlarged turbochargers and charge air coolers (for the 600/650bhp kits), sports catalytic converters, sports air filters, 'Motronic' update plus a sports exhaust with throttle system and designer pipes. The top-end version of the Porsche Panamera PS9 completes the 0 to 62mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and its maximum speed is claimed to be 200mph (325 km/h).