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by Brett Davis

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.




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