Porsche Panamera Turbo Turns into Sportec SP560
The latest enhancement kit for the Porsche Panamera (Turbo) comes from Switzerland and has been released by Sportec. The Sportec SP560 package (this is how the Panamera Turbo was baptized by the tuner) had been previously presented but now the company has released some of its details.
The tuning house has forced the Panamera Turbo’s 4.8 liter V8, which originally produced 495 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, to develop 560 hp and 582 lb-ft (790 Nm) of torque.
The upgrade has shaved 0.2 seconds off the car’s 0 to 100 km/h sprint time, allowing it to cross this mark in 3.8 seconds. In addition to that, the vehicle’s 188 mph (303 km/h) factory stock top speed has been increased to a value of 196 mph (315 km/h).
Although the kit does not offer a hefty power increase, the tuning house has put safety (or maybe appearance) first and fitted an ESC control unit that lowers the car’s air suspension, allowing the driver to choose the ride height.
The vehicle also uses an enhanced braking system, which comes with six piston calipers for the front axle and four piston calipers for the rear one and rides on bespoke 22 inch rims wrapped in Continental performance rubber.
Customers can also choose an optional stainless steel exhaust system that comes with a special valve, which allows the driver to control the exhaust's note.
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