• Feb 1, 2010

Porsche Panamera by TechArt – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you're looking to give your Porsche a custom touch, there's no shortage of companies that will gladly do your bidding. Gemballa and 9ff grab much of the headlines, but TechArt has been in the game for a long time. Following recent launches of tuning packages for the 911, Cayenne, Boxster and Cayman, the German tuning outfit has just launched its take on the Panamera.

TechArt's packages tend to focus on style, and the Panamera is no different. So far, all they've got is a new front end – with three-piece front spoiler and apron – and a choice of 21- or 22-inch rims. Inside, TechArt demonstrates the breadth of its customization options with two-tone leather and Alcantara trim. We're expecting the tuner to launch its performance upgrades package sometime soon, but in the meantime you can check out the press release after the jump and the photos in the gallery below.



[Source: TechArt]
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PRESS RELEASE:

TECHART Trio is completed

January, test ground Malmsheim. Sub-zero temperatures – but the team of TECHART Automobildesign has no trouble with the frostiness. There is too much pleasure for the two super athletes, who have left the production hall in Leonberg for the first time and are ready for a photo shooting.

TECHART has completed its Individualization Program for the Porsche Panamera model range. As of now, sportscar lovers are able to get the Panamera S and the all-wheel-driven Panamera 4S refined according their own vision.

TECHART in every detail

OE quality in every detail – true to the own brand principle TECHART has developed the Individualization Program for the Panamera model range in its well-known and extraordinary style. Only genuine TECHART individualization reflects the typical TECHART design philosophy – technical and aesthetical, visible and invisible.

The Aerodynamic Kit I presents the four-seater in an elegant and excitingly sporty way. The three part front spoiler discreetly hallmarks the dynamic front apron of the Panamera. At the same time, it reduces effectively the buoyant forces at the front axle and ensures optimal flow of cooling air to the braking system.

The transmission of power to the road is the job of a choice of elegant 21-inch TECHART Formula or sporty 22-inch TECHART Formula II light-metal wheels. For the necessary road holding, TECHART recommends Conti Sport Contact 3 tires or Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.

Quality and dynamics – in the interior as well as at the exterior

TECHART handcrafted interiors are world famous for an extraordinary level of quality and accuracy. For the Panamera model range, TECHART is presenting exclusive two-color leather finishing in teak and black. Decorative stitching with matching yarn, a roof liner in the same colored Alcantara, details such as interior color-matched roof handles and foot mats with leather edging in the color teak give rise to extensive individualization. The new TECHART precious wood trims are being used for the first time in the Panamera model range. The prized ash veneer with a tactile grain decorates the doors, the dashboard and center console.

Visit TECHART in Hall 2 at the Geneva International Motor Show from the 4th to the 14th of March 2010 and experience genuine TECHART Individualization – without sub-zero temperatures.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Recently saw a Panamera in person for the first time. This particular example was gold, very dirty, and in a shopping mall parking lot.

      Surprisingly large (like and S class MBZ) and heavy, ungainly styling. This is defintely not a car that improves "in the metal".

      Like the Cayenne, it's a p**** extender or fluff-mobile for middle aged wealthy Houston housewives.

      Bleagh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just a note first off... isn't this the definition of NON-news... an announcement about not being ready? I really like TechArt's stuff, which is some of the best aftermarket Porsche stuff available, so don't take it that I am not interested.

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      ...The window graphic and roofline. That is the only thing that really ruins the flow of the design.

      It looks partially melted, or squashed, or something, and doesn't have the flow it should have.

      The Bugatti Galibier concept got the roofline, and the side window graphic pretty much perfect, in terms of looking proportional, graceful, and fitting with the rest of the bodywork. The Aston Rapide did, as well... it looks "right".

      The Panamera needs a new roofline, then it will look good, and TechArt will make it look even better, as they usually do.

      But even TechArt can't re-shape the way that roofline is built. the best they could do would be to black out the side window's chrome outline, tint the glass, and hope the shape disappears as much as possible.

      Other than that... the interior, and the drivetrain of the Porsche seem to be fantastic. I even like the transformer rear wing on the P-Turbo. It will be interesting to see TechArt's full tuning/Aerokit program.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it looks great. The car in person is a different animal. Love it. Would get one if i was already dirty rich.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Polishing a turd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As suspected, still butt ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Call me mad. But I think they de-uglified it. The fascia looks kinda cool now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with you, it looks pretty good now. I've seen one in person and it's not that bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny how no amount of lipstick can make that pig look good.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Everyone complains about how ugly this car is (I used to as well), but once you see it in person and sit in it it all comes together. The proportions are hard to get on camera I think.

      I always liked Techarts work, but they should all have teeth in the grille like their custom 911 turbo did (I think it was the turbo, if not I'm sorry.) For subdued awesome though, I'll be waiting on RUF to make it their own, and I think thats a much better fit for the Panamera.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agree. My friend's dad just bought 1 of those things, and i thought he was a retarded old fool. But i was in it for a 2 hour road trip it felt nice, and comfy. It actually grows on you, that is if you seen it in person. The body kit by tech art just makes it look um, riced up? I think 4 door luxury sedans like the panamera, the aston rapide, and estoque if they make it should be fitted with aftermarket bodykits, keep it clean n exclusive looking.