Hamann Cyrano Porsche Panamera 2012 Review
Ever since it has been unveiled by its creators the Porsche Panamera has been received with a mixed bag of opinions. One thing is certain, the four-door coupe is one of the most powerful cars in its segment, but it's also considered to be the less aesthetically pleasing. That being said, during the past few years the Panamera has been an interesting starting point for major tuning companies out there, including Mansory that didn't really helped Panamera's case. Now, Hamann steps forward and unveils their take on this controversial luxurious sports car with the Hamann Cyrano Porsche Panamera 2012.
First things first, let's start with what's under the hood and see what Hamann did to improve the Porsche. Long story short, the tuning company managed to increase the engine's output in the Turbo and the Turbo S up to 603 horsepower and 870 Nm of torque at 2,250 – 4,500 RPMs.
The results are quite astonishing and if you were to tune up a Panamera Turbo with Hamann's tuning package you'd be able to get it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds, and to 200 km/h from a standstill in 12.6 seconds.
The Hamann Cyrano based on the Turbo S on the other hand will be able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in just 12.4 seconds.
Top speed for both models has been increased to 315 km/h from 303 and 306 km/h in the standard Turbo and Turbo S respectively.
On the exterior the Panamera has undergone some major modifications especially at the front end where the car has been completely revamped. It now features huge airflows to help keep the engine's temperature in check. The daytime running lights have been beautifully integrated in the air vents and create a dramatic look, the bonnet has been redesigned and the front and rear fenders have been widened by 60 mm.
Furthermore the tuned-up Porsche has been fitted with a new set of alloy wheels, a special suspension system and a lowering module for the air suspension that manages to bring the Panamera's center of gravity closer to the ground by up to 30 mm.
In addition, once the tuning program will be available for purchase a rear sport muffler and a new engine management system will also be available, increasing the amount of horsepower and torque by 80 and 120 Nm respectively.
On the interior the Hamann Cyrano will not be stripped down in order to save weight. On the contrary, the tuned-up model will be enhanced to deliver an even higher degree of luxury, special features including clear-coat finish, leather, Alcantara, personalized foot mats and lots of customization options.
Pricing has not been revealed so far but we're bound to find out more about the Hamann Cyrano Porsche Panamera 2012 once it will get closer to the finish line.
HAMANN-Motorsport has really turned the Porsche Panamera into a rocket. Even
HAMANN-Motorsport has really turned the Porsche Panamera into a rocket. Even from the factory the Gran Turismo is already blessed with loads of performance, but this is still not enough for the Laupheim-based refiner. They're crowning the Panamera as a super sports car with 603 hp/ 443 kW. This is music to the ears of Turbo and Turbo S owners, as this powerhouse is bringing vitality to both models. Already just reading the data sheet your blood pressure shoots up and you get itchy feet: 870 Nm of torque at 2,250 - 4,500 rpm, 3.9 seconds for the sprint to 100 km/h and hitting the 200 km/h mark after 12.6 seconds. With the Sport Chrono Package activated the HAMANN Panamera's ultimately turn into solid fuel rockets and catapult their occupants in a breathtaking 3.7 seconds to 100 km/h or in 12.4 seconds to 200 km/h respectively. At the same time the top speed increases to an impressive 315 km/h and thus it conclusively thumbs its proverbial nose at the series models (Turbo 303 km/h, Turbo S 306 km/h). Fittingly HAMANN-Motorsport has called its bodywork program CYRANO in honour of the French fictional character with a long nose.
In order to meet the highly visual requirements and aerodynamic demands, the HAMANN engineers revamped the front of the four-seater completely. Larger air intakes in connection with perfectly integrated daytime running lights give the Porsche an even more dynamic look. Moreover, the optimized airflow - generated by the redesigned bonnet - reduces the lift at the front axle even further. Adding 60 mm width to the front and rear fenders makes the GranTurismo look even more imposing and are instrumental for the powerful overall appearance of the HAMANN customization. The CYRANO side skirts were modelled such as to steady the airflow across the sides and let the stylish sports car appear even closer to the tarmac and stretched. In order to reduce the up-lift forces at the rear axle, the HAMANN engineers developed a special diffuser rear apron for the sedan from Zuffenhausen. The apron encases the striking dual tailpipes of the sports exhaust system and makes this car's rear a real eye catcher.
To bring the mighty appearance of the CYRANO to a full circle, HAMANN added its new 22-inch rims: UNIQUE FORGED "GUNMETAL". The design of the extremely light wheel combines sportiness and elegance. The recommended front wheel/tyre combination is 9.5Jx22 inches with 265/30 ZR 22 tyres. The rear is fitted with 11.0Jx22 inch rims and 305/25 ZR 22 tyres.
Special eye catchers are the new alu wheels with special suspensions or a lowering module for the air suspension that lowers the Panamera's center of gravity up to 30 mm. At the same time, the handling of the sports car is notably improved.
The powerful enhancement of the Panamera Turbo will soon be offered by HAMANN as the core part of its customisation program. Included in this upgrade - which is still under development - is a rear sports muffler as well as a new engine management system. The result is a performance increase by 80 hp and a torque that has been enhanced by 120 Nm.
HAMANN completely redesigns the interior of the Panamera and turns it into a Five-Star VIP Lounge. The factory-installed interior has been replaced with the finest leathers. The HAMANN aluminium pedal system shines brilliantly in the footwell and complements perfectly the medical applications of the car's serial production interior.
Whether it is double clear-coat finish, leather, or Alcantara – what ever your heart's desire, it is available upon request. From personalized foot mats to complete interior leather finish, everything is made with the highest degree of craftsmanship and precision. Individually designed and integrated into the vehicle by masters of their craft