Porsche are unlikely to be flattered by the nickname chosen by edo competition for it’s new top-end Panamera tuning package. The Moby Dick Panamera Turbo is inspired by the great American novel written by Herman Melville which tells the story of a ferocious, enigmatic white sperm whale which takes a personal dislike to Captain Ahab.
It’s a complex tale, which perhaps also describes edo competition’s Moby Dick Panamera Turbo, a car that has taken 2 years to complete its development and reach the market.
Don’t get too distracted by the visual cues of this demo car – edo competition are bespoke tuners, so we’re sure you could specify a ‘delete’ option for the Mansory aerodynamic package. The new rear valance however provides more space for the high performance exhaust system developed by edo competition, featuring four large stainless steel exhaust tips and butterfly valves.
The edo electronic lowering module offers precise handling and improved vehicle dynamics and the new 22 inch wheels do their part to enhance the Panamera’s athletic appearance, if not its ride quality. If desired, the wheels can be custom painted to match the exterior of the vehicle or to provide a contrast.
The main focus, however, was on performance.
It’s not that a stock Panamera Turbo is short on power, but if a customer asks for an extra helping, edo competition is more than happy to accommodate these wishes and come up with a professional solution.
After a development time of almost two years, the technicians have finalised an engine that is – in contrast to the efforts of many other tuners – not the result of a project with ever-increasing power targets and a multitude of tweaks, but one that was designed for big power from the outset. The output of the Panamera’s twin-turbo V8 was increased from 493 bhp to 739 bhp, enabling the four-door saloon to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in under 4 seconds, and to achieve an electronically governed top speed of 211 mph, depending on the tyres.
As part of the engine modifications, the exhaust system was also completely redesigned. The revised tips complement the design of the new carbon fibre rear valance and a fantastic exhaust note adds to the driver’s enjoyment.
An upgraded interior provides the finishing touch, although as with the exterior the choices can be adjusted to suit the taste of each customer.
All modifications are carried out exclusively at edo competition’s workshop in Ahlen, and unlike the original Moby Dick can be supplied in colours other than white.