Herman Melville may have envisioned Moby Dick as an enormous white sperm whale, but it appears the folks at German tuning firm Edo Competition think the name is fitting for its latest project: a white, 750-horsepower Porsche Panamera.
Melville’s fictional whale was a tempestuous, violent beast, and it appears as if Edo’s creation adheres to that description. Starting with a stock Panamera Turbo, the company remapped the ECU, added an all-new exhaust system, and applied a number of other unspecified modifications to the twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8. As a result, the forced-induction eight-cylinder now pumps out 750 horsepower, 250 ponies more than a stock Turbo. That sort of power allows Moby Dick to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds, and reach a limited top speed of 211 mph — not bad, considering this whale weighs in at over two tons.
As is typical of an Edo-tuned vehicle, Moby’s modifications aren’t limited to the engine compartment. The tuned Panamera receives a lowered suspension to help improve cornering. 22-inch wheels are also fitted, but if this aggressive package proves too low to clear your driveway, the car can be electronically raised to clear speed bumps, small curbs, and other obstacles.
Edo’s also worked over Moby Dick’s exterior — but instead of crafting its own body parts, it turned to the foremost purveyor of putrid Panameras: Mansory. The Swiss tuner provided a complete body kit, giving the Panamera a larger grille opening, lip spoiler, and taller side skirts. Headlamps are now outlined with black paint, and a new hood with large vents (blowholes?).
Considering Mansory’s influence, we’re impressed that Moby Dick’s cabin was left virtually stock. Edo’s modifications include yacht-inspired wood inlays (perhaps a reference to Ahab’s schooner?), along with hand-stitched leather applied to the dashboard, door panels, and seating. Of course, if this isn’t to your taste, the tuning firm is able to provide additional options when it comes down to interior décor.
Edo says this entire project has taken nearly two years to develop, but is now available to customers at an undisclosed price. If true to its namesake, we imagine the Moby Dick will, at the very least, cost you a leg…
Source: Edo Competition