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It might have controversial looks but there’s no denying the sheer presence of the Panamera, especially when tuners get a hold of it. This is the Porsche Panamera Turbo Moby Dick by Edo and it’s one of the fastest-moving four-seaters around.

Packing a tide-changing 551kW twin-turbo V8, those brutal, somewhat ugly looks become overruled. The black and white theme is a bit circa-1991 dance pop, and the vents and flares are a bit excessive, but 551kW from a four-door, four-seat sedan is impossible to argue with.

Tuning specialist, Edo Competition, takes a standard Porsche Panamera Turbo and simply douses it in high-octane tinsel, including the fixture of a higher-flowing exhaust system and vast revisions to the engine tune. The result is enough, Edo says, to propel the car from 0-100km/h in under four seconds and keep propelling the car until a limited top speed of 340km/h is reached.

Edo does not, however, provide the bodykit. That’s all done by cosmetic hot shots, Mansory – the company that normally styles and dresses Bentleys and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The kit comes with loads of carbon fibre shards, moulds and vents. There’s a complex rear diffuser under the rear bumper bar, pumped guards and a larger, more aggressive front spoiler and integrated front air dam at the pointy end.

For extra downforce at the back – so the car doesn’t take off – there’s also a new carbon fibre spoiler. Tasteful 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels top off the both ghastly and awesome package.

  • Ethan

    Dear me… Those looks… It’s like adding angel wings to a hippo…

  • Jimmy

    “Packing a tide-changing 551kW twin-turbo V8…” Yeah, tide changing as in rising sea levels from its emissions adding to global warming.

  • Luke

    @Jimmy, it still probably produces less than most cars on the road. It has lower emissions than a 270 kW Commodore (half the power).

  • Grammar Nazi

    The front end is horrendous. Halfway through the article I saw the name ‘Mansory’ then it all made sense.

  • Shak

    This is the worst of the tuner efforts so far, in terms of the ugly that was added to the existing ugly.

  • Car Fanatic

    But none of you would knockback a drive in one at a trackday.

  • Jono H

    guess they didnt really have a nice ‘canvass’ to start with.
    But the engine does really speak for itself.