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Hofele Design tries to make the Porsche Panamera less ugly

By Rigval on 14 Jul 2010

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Hofele Design is a German company that does tuning on Porsches, Volkswagens and Audis to name a few. And this time they have decided to try and make the Porsche Panamera look slightly better. Take a look at the picture above and you can see that they are showing it with some boats. Or Luxury Yachts if you were being analytical about it. The Panamera Rivage GT 970 is what Hofele Design is now calling it and from what I can see, the yachts are still more streamlined looking than the body kitted Panamera.

Anyway, the GT 970’s body kit consists of a smattering of different looks here and there. The large front bumper and air vents cum grill that could eat a whole cow alive looks like it came from a Cayenne Turbo. So do the LED daytime running lights and the signal indicators. The rear bumper and diffuser with a quadruple tip performance muffler setup looks like it came from an Audi R8 or some earlier 911 Turbo. The side skirts are also new, with a squiggle or two that ends just before the rear wheels

There is a lowering system fitted to it. This three stage system allows the car to be lowered by another 40mm and operates at speeds above 80km/h for aerodynamic stability (or for looking good when you’re traveling fast) and can be manually overridden by the driver. 6pot front brakes with 370mm discs are available along with a smaller 4pot 342mm front brake system if customers think that the stock setup isn’t up to standards. These would look good behind Reverso or Prado double spoke alloy rims in either 19in or 20in sizes. The interior is also customizable to what the customer wants. Usually this means lots of cow plastered throughout the interior.

So this Panamera stops better, handles better but still isn’t as good looking as the yacht(s) in the background. It still looks aquatic in nature though, by that still a little froglike.

Pricing on the Porsche Panamera Rivage GT 970 was not revealed which is typical of these tuners. I suppose most of them believe that if you ask, you cannot afford it.

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Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.

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Silver_blade Jul 14 2010 10:57 AM
The fronts looks ok...but the rear is really ugly.
Lucaswh Jul 15 2010 01:12 PM
gosh the rear is so R8...
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