While buyers await word on availability of the updated 2011 Porsche Panamera V8 range, the German sports and luxury carmaker has this week revealed new enhancement packages for the big supersaloon.
First cab off the rank is the Powerkit package. Developed for the Panamera Turbo, the Powerkit brings a tweaked ECU and enhanced turbochargers with titanium-alloy turbine wheels, boosting power to 403kW (up 30kW) and 750Nm of torque.
Torque grows another 50Nm in over-boost mode when combined with the Sport Chrono package.
With the Powerkit package fitted and Sport Plus mode engaged, the Panamera Turbo will rocket to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds (0.1 seconds up on the regular model). Top speed too is up slightly, growing from 303 to 305km/h.
While the Powerkit will be offered with the Turbo model only, the Sport Design Package will be available as an option across whole Panamera range.
The package features larger air intakes up front, new side skirts, and a reader diffuser added to the standard rear bumper.
In Europe, the Powerkit will be made available in September, priced at €16,695, or about AU$24,000. The Sport Design package will cost €4,581.50 (AU$6,580).
Porsche has also revealed a new wheel design for the Panamera, in the form of the 20-inch Sport wheels, measuring 9.5 inches wide at the front and 11.5 inches at the rear. Available in silver and black finishes, the Sport wheels are priced at €1,588.65 (AU$2,280) in Europe.
Australian availability of the new packages and wheels has yet to be confirmed, although Porsche Australia has been contacted.