Porsche Panamera Turbo
"Moby Dick" by Edo Competition – Click above for high-res image gallery
Say what you will about its styling, but the Porsche
Panamera Turbo is one of the most devastatingly fast four-door whatever-you-want-to-call-its on the market. But that's just not enough for some people. And for those people, there are companies like Edo Competition
The German tuner may be best known for customizing exotica like Ferraris
, but have this time focussed on the Panamera
. Edo's fitted a Mansory body kit
for for a little extra visual oomph, but that's hardly where the story ends.
Under the hood, the creation they call Moby Dick benefits from 50% increased output, from 500 horsepower stock to a whopping 750. That, according to Edo, should be enough to drive the Autobahn-crunching top speed up to 211 miles per hour, while dropping the 0-60 run down below four seconds. Well below, we'd figure.
A variable exhaust system, dropped suspension and 22-inch wheels round out the package, and buyers can specify from a range of interior options as well, all of which you can read about in the press release after the jump and the see in the image gallery below.
[Source: Edo Competition]
Moby Dick with 750 PS - the most powerful Panamera Turbo with a host of goodies
A Panamera Turbo doesn't distinguish itself as the most understated looking vehicle on the road, but edo competition takes it a step further still.
So far the specialist company from Ahlen in Westphalia has mainly had sports cars from manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche in its order books, but now edo competition has taken on a four-door sedan from Porsche, and completed a customization project incorporating numerous upgrades.
An important visual ingredient is the aerodynamics package from Mansory, which was installed on customer request. The new rear valance provides a lot of room for the high performance exhaust system developed by edo competition, featuring four large stainless steel exhaust tips and butterfly valves.
The edo electronic lowering module offers precise handling and improved vehicle dynamics. The new 22 inch wheels do their part to enhance the Panamera's athletic appearance. If desired, the wheels can be custom painted to match the exterior of the vehicle or to provide a contrast.
The main focus, however, was on performance.
It's not that a stock Panamera Turbo is short on power, but if a customer asks for an extra helping, edo competition is more than happy to accommodate these wishes and come up with a professional solution.
After a development time of almost two years, the technicians have finalized an engine that is – in contrast to the efforts of others – not the result of a project with ever-increasing power targets and a multitude of tweaks, but one that was designed for big power from the outset. The output of the Panamera's twin-turbo V8 was increased from 368 kW / 500 hp to 551 kW / 750 hp, enabling the four-door sedan to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 4 seconds, and to achieve an electronically governed top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph), depending on the tires used.
As part of the engine modifications, the exhaust system was also completely redesigned. The revised tips complement the design of the new carbon fiber rear valance and a fantastic exhaust note adds to the driver's enjoyment.
An upgraded interior provides the finishing touch. In order to perfect the visual and sensory aspect of the product, edo competition also devotes attention to interior upgrades. According to the customer's wishes, leather and fabric are combined with the finest wood, lacquer, metal or carbon fiber surfaces. All of it custom made and therefore unique. Perfect stitching on dashboards and seats as well as personalized interior accents showcase world-class craftsmanship. Steering wheels, consoles, pedals, seats or a complete interior; virtually everything can be tailored to the customer's tastes.
All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition Motorsport GmbH in Ahlen.