• Oct 25, 2011
The Porsche Panamera doesn't need much help in the performance department. Styling may be another matter, however. German tuning house Edo Competition has tackled both with its latest tuning kit.

Starting with the Panamera S, the package called Hellboy takes output from the 4.8-liter V8 up from 395 horsepower to 459 for a 4.6-second sprint to 62 and a 191-mile-per-hour top end. The rest of the package is rounded out with 21-inch alloys mounted to a suspension that's been lowered by 30mm, plus a full carbon fiber aero kit and a retrofitted interior.

We're not sure it helps the Panamera in the areas it needs it most, but juxtaposed to the, um, rather "decorated" girl with which it's photographed in the high-res image gallery (pay special attention to the text on her legs), it's suddenly looking quite tasteful by comparison. Details in the press release after the jump.
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Hellboy with 465 PS
edo competition presents the most powerful Panamera S with new aerodynamics
It could be straight from hell.

After the Panamera Turbo, Porsche's most powerful sedan, had already received a full performance and aerodynamics makeover from edo competition, the logical next step was to take on the 400 horsepower Panamera S.

We made use of our experience in aerodynamics and worked to make ideal use of the engine's power reserves, because added performance and better design really do bring about an extra helping of driving pleasure.

The output of the Panamera's direct-injected V8 engine was increased from 294 kW/400 hp to 342 kW/465 hp. This enables the Panamera to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of over 305 km/h (190 mph).

Engine: Driving a Porsche Panamera is nice enough. Hellboy, however, takes this experience to a new level. The power increase to 465 hp and a torque output of 550 Nm do their part to liven things up, the engine is far more eager and the whole car seems to have a penchant for speed. Thanks to the new, pressure-monitoring and self-adjusting exhaust system with butterfly valves, it's perfectly possible to keep things quiet and comfortable - but where's the fun in that? The newly developed header-back stainless-steel exhaust system features high-performance catalytic converters, high-flow mufflers and new tail pipes. As a welcome side-effect, the new system is about 35 kg (77 kb) lighter than the factory setup. Using two round exhaust tips struck us as a little unimaginative, which is why our interpretation features a billet aluminum, ceramic-coated and heat-resistant tail pipe that doesn't just look great on its own, it also integrates very well with the new carbon fiber rear skirt. Rounding off the engine modifications are an ECU recalibration tuned on the dyno and a set of high-flow air filters.

Aerodynamics: The newly developed carbon fiber front skirt with integrated daytime running lights also features enlarged air intakes for improved cooling. The new carbon fiber front lip increases downforce and the elegant side skirts add to the car's side profile. A new carbon fiber rear skirt along with the diffuser and fins, new side mirrors and fender vents enhance the vehicle's aerodynamics and looks. An old classic instead of a large wing: a ducktail spoiler, reminiscent of the legendary Carrera RS, completes the picture.

‚Less is more' was the guiding principle, especially since improved performance and a higher top speed were the focus of this build. The aerodynamic pieces were designed to be compatible with all Panamera versions, be it the V6, V8 or Turbo.

Suspension: A lot of power requires a lot of tire. To improve the car's handling and traction, we employed ultra-lightweight forged 21 in. wheels. The front wheels measure 9.5 x 21 and use 265/35 ZR 21 tires, the rears are 11 x 21 with 305/30 ZR 21 tires. An electronic lowering module that can bring the body up to 30 mm closer to the ground can be fitted on request.

Interior: Hellboy's visual impact would be lacking without a suitably exquisite interior, which is why edo competition has upgraded the cabin in a number of ways. New steering wheels, center and shifter consoles, pedals, seats or custom upholstery work, the possibilities are endless.

Verdict: Definitely straight from hell!


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      AP1_S2K
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a poorly done photo shoot. The lighting is amateurish and to not do any post editing is even worse - whoever is in charge of execution has no creative background what so ever unless they were hoping to get this product into PepBoys.
        EricG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AP1_S2K
        I agree. For as much as the car and mods cost they could have done better. And the girl, does nothing for this. Plastic barbie types are cheesy and this is the opposite end of the spectrum
      Felspawn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey they found a "model" who looks as bad as that Panamera, well done.
      detox440
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like some kids went down to autozone, got some caliper paint, and went nuts. While the car looks like crap (relative to stock) the girl looks even worse. I'm sure the seat now how 3 STDs. Tattoos can be cool and all - but when honestly does this woman ever expect to make more than 15 dollars an hour in her life looking like that? She's not that attractive and she looks like she might rob me for meth money.
        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        @detox440
        Says the guy called "Detox"... I know several people who followed all the rules, did everything by the book, and yet are making $15/hr. Judging her by the color of her skin makes you racist. Judging people by their income, means your daddy gave you too much money, and not enough wisdom.
          torqued
          • 3 Years Ago
          @breakfastburrito
          Haha, judging her by the color of her skin doesn't make you racist - if she colored her own skin! Judging someone based on the choices they've made in life is perfectly valid in my book. Of course you can have tattoos and still make money (see: any professional athlete), but you're limiting your career choices. I'm guessing her best option at this point is niche bad-ass car model. Seems like she's doing alright at the moment.
      ntcougar7
      • 3 Years Ago
      combination of nightmares !
      • 3 Years Ago
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      A B
      • 3 Years Ago
      Somewhere underneath all those tats is probably a half-decent looking woman
      Andrew
      • 3 Years Ago
      Straight from hell? They can keep it...
      Saracen
      • 3 Years Ago
      You tards can keep all your goody two shoes women... tatted chicks are hot.
        TOGO
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Saracen
        Yea the chest tat does it for me. Is that Victoria Beckham?
        Soul Shinobi
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Saracen
        Some guys get really insecure about girls that are more bad-ass than them.
      HR Photo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Car is not...dump the SKANK....tatted chicks are trash!
        Rick C.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HR Photo
        No kidding, if she let someone do that to her, imagine what else has been to her. I hope you like crabs...and worse.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rick C.
          WOW! You have a GIANT misconception of tattooed people. I have 14 tats on my body, yet I've only had 4 sexual partners in my life and I'm 29 years old. An ex of mine had even more, but I was only her 2nd. I know this because I grew up with her whole life.
          You guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rick C.
          To coincide with Elmo... I have no tats, I've had 31 sexual partners, and I'm 31 years old.
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rick C.
          kind of the same over here! god i hate superficial stereotype people
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HR Photo
        kind of the same over here!
        breakfastburrito
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HR Photo
        Go on and enjoy your false sense of superiority while it lasts. In 20 years when you're dying of cancer, maybe you'll realize we're not trash - we're all recyclables. Saving your "perfect skin" for the grave seems so silly.
      EricG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ew
      Soul Shinobi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whoever did her makeup needs to be shot, she looks 40.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Soul Shinobi
        That's not just bad makeup, that's her worn out skin as well. Look at the road rash around her mouth in that interior shot... :-/
      HR Photo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Car looks good, but loose the Skank!
        edison234
        • 3 Years Ago
        @HR Photo
        My first thought on viewing the photo... "Why did they put the skank in the photo?"
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