A few weeks ago we got a really classy looking email from Vorsteiner inviting us to a location in Costa Mesa for a “special event”. At first we weren’t going to go but at the bottom of the invite it said there would be free food and booze so we sent in our RSVP. When we got to the location last night we walked into what looked like a warehouse from the outside but inside we saw glossy white flooring and super cars everywhere! Ferrari Enzo? Yeah, that was in the corner parked next to the Porsche Carrera GT and those two cars are sandwiched between two Ferrari F430s, one convertible and one Scuderia. Between the Rolls Royce Phantom, GT-R and several highly collectible classics there was easily over 4 million dollars worth of vehicles in the place not counting the Vorsteiner demo cars in attendance. The first question we asked ourselves is how could a shop like this exist so close by without us knowing about it? We learned the answer is that this place wasn’t a shop, it was private warehouse rented by a client of Vorsteiner to store his personal collection! Jealousssss!
Anyway, the event wasn’t about showing off this collection it was about the official debut of Vorsteiner’s newest project a full tuning package for the Ferrari 599 dubbed the “599-VX”. If we could paraphrase what Vorsteiner did we would say that they created a package that would fit between the 599 GTO and the 599XX. The 599-VX package consists of a complete aero kit made from Vorsteiner’s trade mark autoclaved carbon fiber (the aero components are 70% lighter than stock), a set of new monoblock forged wheels, and a custom exhaust produced by BBI Autosport. Why did Vorsteiner go to BBI for the exhaust? The designers at Vorsteiner were so concerned with making the diffuser completely functional that they reached out to BBI Autosport to create an custom exhaust that would not interupt the design of the diffuser. The result is a waist-high exhaust exit that looks like two afterburners from an F-18 fighter jet!
To finish off the look Vorsteiner gave the 599-VX a full wrap treatment courtesy of Wraptivo. A combination of matte white and matte black with hints of red were used to make the lines of the aero package pop. The result is what you will see below in the pictures. Note the shot of the 599-VX next to the stock 599 just to see how far apart the two are. It really was a beautiful sight! If you want to see the car for yourself and you don’t mind making a long trip the Vorsteiner 599-VX will make its first public appearance at the legendary Pebble Beach Concourse D’Elegance in the Meguiars/Wraptivo booth. If you can’t make it out to that event then feel free to drool over the pictures we shot below!
The Panamera is the latest P-car to get a full body massage by the German car fanatics at Vorsteiner. They’ve created tuning program with aero mods, wheels, and a light-weight exhaust all wrapped up in a package that they refer to as the V-PT. As you may have expected all of the body pannels are constructed of Vorsteiner’s signature autoclave dry-carbon fiber. The wheels are chosen by the customer and they have several styles that can be custom made to order. To finish it all off Vorsteiner created a titanium exhaust that shaves 40lbs off the stock unit while adding 10hp. Not bad huh? Even if you don’t like the Panamera you have to admit that the V-PT package does make it a little more enticing than before. If you were already a Panamera fan then this will make Porsche’s sedan downright irresistable to you!
Introducing the Vorsteiner V-PT Edition Panamera
The Panamera V-PT embodies Perfection Redefined. Steeped in tradition, Vorsteiner produces performance minded aerodynamics while maintaining the core of our company values. The V-PT aligns with the classic style associated with Porsche while transforming the Panamera to an aggressive state of mind. Functionality melds perfectly into the components of the V-PT to give your Panamera the edge you desire.
All of the V-PT aerodynamic components are made using our state of the art pre-preg autoclave carbon fiber technology that is then finished off in a multiple layers of UV inhibiting automotive clear laquer. We have also used other exotic materials such as Titanium Forged Aluminum to continue on the uncompromising quality and uncompromising performance additions that encompass the V-PT package for the Porsche Panamera.
V-PT Front Bumper Cover Functionality became the cornerstone of the V-PT kit, and our designers took extra care in making sure the shape of the front fascia maintained a balance of aggression and elegance. This element of design extends throughout the entirety of the exterior package.
The front bumper cover incorporates a splitter which has a removable carbon fiber insert. If there is ever an instance in which the splitter is damaged, the insert can be removed and replaced. To further align with our goal of adding functionality, we have created an optional carbon fiber duct to channel air into the factory radiator and intercoolers. This provides an option to display our high quality carbon fiber weave, or go with a more subtle look and hide the duct behind an aluminum mesh grill insert specially shaped to fit the V-PT air dam. The V-PT front bumper will lend a striking prowess to your Panamera Turbo.
V-PT Side Skirts Vorsteiner’s signature high quality carbon fiber craftsmanship was seamlessly integrated into the design of the V-PT side skirts. The unique style allows for customization of the carbon fiber finish.
V-PT “Ducktail” Rear Spoiler The V-PT Ducktail rear spoiler continues the performance-oriented design. The design of the spoiler conveys a sense of strength and style while keeping functionality in mind as its shape adds down force to the rear of the Panamera. The factory electronic wing remains completely functional with the V-PT rear spoiler in place.
V-PT Rear Bumper A key visual aspect of the V-PT package was achieved by sculpting a highly sophisticated rear bumper cover. It combines three major components. The first one is two vertical ventilation slits that aid in extracting heat from the exhaust system and trapped air behind the wheel arches. The second component is the carbon fiber diffuser. It provides additional down force to the rear axel at Autobahn speeds. The final key design to the V-PT rear bumper cover is our newly developed sub-panel which replaces the factory felt unit. It ensures undisturbed airflow extraction through the V-PT rear diffuser.
V-PT Sports Exhaust System The last piece of the V-PT package is purely about performance. The V-PT exhaust is constructed from a choice of stainless steel or titanium, the latter boasts a weight savings of up to 40% over the stock exhaust system. Our main focus in designing this exhaust was to create a note that would give voice to the VPT. The unique growl is sure to strike a chord with any Porsche connoisseur.
The V-PT package is available now for all 2010-2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo through authorized Vorsteiner dealers worldwide.
This is news hot off of Evasive Motorsport’s blog. They officially have the first Voltex S2000 body kit on hand at their shop in La Puente, CA. The kit will make its “official” debut at the next Super Lap Battle where I’m sure the Evasive team will be taking notes and measuring improvements. They promise that the kit will be on the market soon but instead I suggest staying tuned to their site to find out all the updates.