APS of Brackley, UK importer for the Swiss Sportec range of exclusive vehicle enhancements, is pleased to announce the launch of a two stage performance enhancement program for the 4.8-litre, bi-turbo, four wheel drive Porsche Panamera.
From the factory, the four door Panamera produces a quoted 493 bhp / 516 lb.ft (700 Nm), but through careful development and testing using Sportec’s state of the art dyno test cell in Hori, Switzerland, Sportec’s engineers have developed a pair of upgrade packages for owners seeking additional performance.
Sportec Porsche Panamera Turbo Stage One
Sportec’s Stage One conversion for the Porsche Panamera uses a bespoke Sportec ECU remap, with optimised settings for fuelling, ignition and turbo boost parameters. The results are a Panamera with a dyno proven 560 bhp at 6150 rpm, representing a healthy power hike of 67 bhp, allied to 790 Nm (576 lb.ft) of torque at 3340 rpm, an increase of 60 lb.ft (90 Nm) over the standard car.
On the road these performance gains endows the four door, 1970 kilogram car with far greater real world pace. In gear acceleration and mid-range urge are transformed and in private testing the Sportec Stage One upgraded Porsche Panamera has recorded a 0-100 kmh (62 mph) time of 3.9 seconds, 0.3 seconds than standard. In the interests of safety top speed is limited to 315 kmh (190 mph.)
Sportec Porsche Panamera Stage Two
Sportec’s Stage Two conversion for the Panamera turbo features the addition of a cat back stainless steel sports exhaust system, which features quad 90mm diameter Sportec engraved tail pipes, for a subtle, understated look. It also features a pair of ‘sound throttles,’ which enable the owner to define and switch the exhaust note of the car in real time, using a supplied remote controller.
In combination with the revised Sportec ECU remap, the Stage Two converted Panamera delivers 575 bhp at 5800 rpm, an improvement of 83 bhp over the factory figures, matched to 820 Nm (598 lb.ft) between 3000-4250 rpm – an impressive gain of 83 lb.ft (120 Nm).
This endows the Sportec Panamera with near supercar levels of speed, delivering an effortless surge of exhilarating performance from the twin turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 engine, making both overtaking and fast cruising an effortless experience. Testing has revealed that Stage Two Sportec Panamera Turbo clocks a 0-100 kmh (62mph) time of 3.8 seconds, with the same limited top speed of (315 kmh) 190 mph.
A full range of exclusive Sportec upgrades for the facelift Porsche Panamera range, including 22 inch forged alloy wheels, suspension and braking upgrades, as well as cosmetic enhancements, is also on sale now.