• Dec 16, 2009
FAB Design Full Broadside Panamera -- Click above for high-res image gallery

It took us a while, but we have finally realized what's going on: tuning companies are overstocked with Butt Ugly. They didn't ration their supply properly, now they've got unused cases of Butt Ugly lying around, stinking up the place. That's why we've been assaulted with all these steaming piles lately -- because 2010 Butt Ugly will be shipping soon, so all this 2009 Butt Ugly has got to go go go!

And that's the best explanation we can come up with for this, the FAB Design Full Broadside Porsche Panamera. The "extrovert Wide Bodykit" is fashioned entirely from carbon fiber, not that it helps any. If we have anything nice to say, it's that we don't mind the wheels or three trapezoidal exhaust tips. Nor do we mind the upgraded engine doing 690 hp. But that wrapping... oh, the humanity...

FAB suggests this is what its customers want, saying that its tweaked Panamera is the first of its new FAB Exclusive line. Praise be it will be limited to 15 units. The press release is after the jump, and to those that can, have a look at the FAB Panamera from every angle in the gallery of high-res photos below. Hat tip to Johannes



[Source: FAB Design]

PRESS RELEASE

FAB Design Porsche Panamera: A Full Broadside

FAB Design has refined the new Porsche Panamera and turned the conservative, standard product into a dream car.

The tuners from Mellingen have expanded their programme from one originally limited to Mercedes to now include the FAB Exclusive Line. Here, mainly in accordance with customers' wishes, small numbers – limited to no more than 15
of other luxury brands are developed. In such a way were Maybach and McLaren refined. The FAB Panamera is, therefore, the first – but definitely not the last – vehicle from this new series that doesn't come from the house of Daimler.

The sport limousine modified for the first time by FAB catches the eye mainly because of its extrovert Wide Bodykit. Its made of a sportily redesigned front element with powerful cooler intakes and an all encompassing front spoiler. The front hood and other external accessories are naturally made of real carbon. The eye of the beholder falls immediately on the widened wing that takes in the rear passenger doors so elegantly that the vehicle seems more like a coupé. In addition the side skirts were
made to fit the design and connect the line of the front apron with the rear of the vehicle – on which is enthroned a completely new form of rear spoiler that receives the optimum air stream from the roof spoiler and that ideally fits the vehicle's performance. Beneath it can be found the FAB rear skirt with an integrated diffuser and three trapeziform, centrally placed endpipes.

The carbon fibre rear wings mentioned above are designed to improve the output at the rear of the vehicle, then the engineers from Mellingen haven't let the performance go unnoticed. After the modification the 4.8 litre turbo delivers up to 700 PS. By mounting a lowering module the vehicle's centre of gravity is lowered by around 20 millimetres. A sports braking system that peeps out from behind the three-part, 22 inch spoked rims takes care of the appropriate negative acceleration.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      LF-A inspired??
      • 5 Years Ago
      i dont know whats going on with the little wings on the hood but the rest looks pretty aggressive and somehow turns the panameras bloated body into something that actually looks like a sports car.

      lets be clear: the ugliest panamera doesnt belong to FAB, it belongs to porsche.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bababooey!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Puh-leeze... I can make an identical vehicle out of a 2005 Grand Prix, stock the back with bitches and Patron, and still have enough to pay for my mama's rent. Forever.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really like the look of it. The widebody kit reminds me of the GT3R's from past years. I actually like the spoiler and it seems like they have done the best with regards to eliminating the panamera hump that makes it so ugly in the first place. When I look at it I forget that it has 4 doors and I like that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The only part I rally, really object to is the clumsy Rambler Marlin C pillar/rear quarter area. The rest, a 911 cliche.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The. Most. Annoying. Way. To. Emphasize. A. Title. Is. With. Too. Many. Periods.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Shatner is f**king awesome.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Exactly like William Shatner speaks!! Seriously. Try it!!!
        matthew
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow if you read it as it's written it f***s with your mind! I'm not even high either!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmm... could be worse. I wouldn't puke if i saw it on the streets.
        yo, Funk Master
        • 5 Years Ago
        Saying this is the ugliest Panamera is like saying someone is the ugliest person with Down's Syndrome, pointless.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I saw one for the first time today at an exotics dealership around the corner...honestly, I think it looks worse in person than in the pictures. And that's saying a lot. While this might not be a big step up in the looks department, it's not a step down either
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is this the next RX-8?
        • 5 Years Ago
        i do like the 'mouth' on it. but the rest has gotta go...
        • 5 Years Ago
        i agree. i absolutely hate the panamera, but I like this for some reason.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I figured it out.

      Everyone else ran out of money so these guys targeted Dubai as their core customers.
      That is why they keep making these God awful gaudy modded vehicles.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is with those wings or whatever the hell they are on the hood... they look horrible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's actually not that bad, kinda like a bigger Audi TT.
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