White And Wide | FAB Design Porsche Panamera

BY Joel Tam

Swiss tuner FAB Design have expanded their Mercedes-only programme to now include the FAB Exclusive Line. The new Porsche Panamera, showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, is the first car off the line.

Models in the FAB Exclusive Line, mainly in accordance with customers' wishes, is always produced in small numbers - limited to no more than 15. The FAB Panamera is, therefore, the first - but definitely not the last - vehicle from this new series that doesn't come from the house of Daimler.

The sport limousine modified for the first time by FAB catches the eye mainly because of its extrovert Wide Bodykit. Its made of a sportily redesigned front element with powerful cooler intakes and an all encompassing front spoiler. The front hood and other external accessories are naturally made of real carbon.

The eye of the beholder falls immediately on the widened wing that takes in the rear passenger doors so elegantly that the vehicle seems more like a coupé. In addition the side skirts were made to fit the design and connect the line of the front apron with the rear of the vehicle - on which is enthroned a completely new form of rear spoiler that receives the optimum air stream from the roof spoiler and that ideally fits the vehicle's performance.

The engineers from Mellingen haven't let the performance go unnoticed. After some modifications, the 4.8 litre turbo now delivers up to 700 PS.

Menacing FAB rear skirt with an integrated diffuser and three trapeziform, centrally placed endpipes.

By mounting a lowering module the vehicle's centre of gravity is lowered by around 20 millimetres.

The carbon fibre rear wings not only look the part, they're designed to improve downforce at the rear of the vehicle.

Daytime-running LEDs integrated into the front bumper.

A sports braking system that peeps out from behind the three-piece 22" spoked rims takes care of the appropriate negative acceleration.