The German tuners from Mcchip-dkr GmbH have developed a performance kit for the new Porsche Panamera providing an upgrade from 500 hp and 700 Nm of torque to 550 hp and 775 Nm. The chip tuning increases the Panamera’s top speed up to 311 km/h from the earlier 303 km/h, and costs some €1,499. Other than the chip tuning the folks from Mcchip also offer a new set of wheels from Cargraphic fitted with Continental performance tires. That new wheels and the tires costs €7,969 whereas a set of rims with Dunlop Sport tires has a price tag of €8,089. And if you were wondering, the semi-matte rim finish is priced as €179 per wheel.
Top Gear is the world’s most amazing television series in the world not just because of its presenters (Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May) but because these guys get to drive the most amazing cars in the world. This time the lucky bastards got their hands on an Audi R8 — the supercar we all crave for a ride, reviewed it and compared it to one of Prosche’s best, the 911 Carrera. Brilliant!
German tuning masters Lumma Design are at their best when they take on the likes of the Porsche Panamera. This time around they managed to model a ruby dubbed CLR 700GT. This edition of the Panamera comes with a widebody kit and a fresh front end. Another attractive feature is the wheel arch which has 22-inch rims and upgraded brakes that ride on a suspension lessened by 1.38-inches. An attraction at the rear is the carbon-fiber wing and so is the rear bumper with an aerodynamic diffuser and quad tailpipes. Talk about the engine power and Lumma has unleashed a 700 metric horsepower beast which completes the overall aggressive package. [via Autoblog]
People always look up to top-notch SUVs like the Cayenne to set up a benchmark, and Porsche seemingly realizes it. As a consequence the company has affected certain changes meant to make the new Cayenne lighter and more efficient. Speaking of it, the dashing 2011 Porsche Cayenne has been spied testing in Nurburgring and the most evident changes include the pronounced shoulder lines and the headlights that remind of the Panamera. The Germans are definitely targeting fuel efficiency with this model and even a hybrid model is being planned. Word is that the SUV will go into production in 2010 with deliveries expected later in the year. [via WCF]
You know when 9ff makes a resolution to manufacture something extraordinary out of the ‘extraordinary’; the auto fanatics are surely in for a treat. In this madness of enthusiasm it will only be some of those Arab sheiks that will benefit, but, we are still ready to celebrate. The word on the street is that 9ff is planning to build just three examples of a GT9-R without a roof — yes a convertible. And if you thought the Bugatti Veyron Targa will not find a topless monster challenging its 1000+ horses that make the car fly at 250mph, you were probably wrong. Since 9ff will only spin off three of these supercars, I am more than certain that Buggati will feel the heat and probably even melt down. [via Autoblog]
The German Nurburgring Circuit and the American Death Valley are two places where the Spy photographers always camp in with their top notch cameras to catch glimpses of the scorchers of the future. This time around, it is the 2011 Porsche Boxster which was caught testing in Germany, thus revealing a few facets of the upcoming baby. The rear LED light clusters and the elongated and bulging front end is what is seemingly new there. On the other hand, the spoiler, the third brake light, the side sills and the vents, are all unchanged. Maybe these similarities are only for the test mule and we hope that a production ready model is what the spy photographers capture, the next time around. [via WCF]
Expert Porsche Tuner 9ff has revealed the details of the Porsche Panamera performance package. The styling kit includes a new front bumper to optimize air flow, a new front lip, redesigned side skirts and a new rear bumper. A large rear diffuser is bordered by four tailpipes two on each side. The 9ffPT-65 moniker is there on the engine cover and illuminated door sill protectors.
Under the hood there are rendered three different options with the basic one being the 9ffPT-55 capable of churning 550 hp and 760Nm of peak torque. The second option is the 9ffPT-60 which produces 600hp and 800Nm of torque and the top most variant is the 9ffPT-65 which grinds a whopping 650 horses at 850Nm of torque courtesy of the ECU upgrades. The Top model also has a 9ff sport exhaust system, new 9ff PT-65 turbochargers and a 9ff sport air filter.
Anything that bears a Porsche moniker is eagerly awaited by the auto fanatics across the globe and the next in line is the Limited Edition Porsche 911 C4S based widebody Supersport. The Supersport will come next year with a duck-tail spoiler and double-bubble roof. The offering will not be as hardcore as the GT3 or the GT3 RS but it will still retain the Carrera 4S widebody.
As far as categorization goes, it will be considered as a grand touring car. Other than the ducktail spoiler and the double-bubble roof, there will be Fuchs-style wheels and a primer gray colored paint job. On the Inside will be some retro inspiration with a brown leather interior. The engine variants are not known as yet but what is known is the astounding price demand of $222,223.