Edo competition presents the most powerful Porsche Panamera S with new aerodynamics. Bumping up the performance of the Panamera’s direct-injected V8 engine to 465hp from 400hp along with aerodynamic improvements, enabled the Panamera to sprint from 0 to 62mph in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of over 190mph (305kmph).
2011 PORSCHE PANAMERA EDO COMPETITION
The newly developed carbon fiber front skirt with integrated daytime running lights also features enlarged air intakes for improved cooling. The new carbon fiber front lip increases downforce and the elegant side skirts add to the car’s side profile. A new carbon fiber rear skirt along with the diffuser and fins, new side mirrors and fender vents enhance the vehicle’s aerodynamics and looks. An old classic instead of a large wing, a ducktail spoiler, reminiscent of the legendary Carrera RS, completes the picture.
Less is more was the guiding principle, especially since improved performance and a higher top speed were the focus of this build. The aerodynamic pieces were designed to be compatible with all Panamera versions, be it the V6, V8 or Turbo.
Visual impact would be lacking without a suitably exquisite interior, which is why edo competition has upgraded the cabin in a number of ways. New steering wheels, center and shifter consoles, pedals, seats or custom upholstery work, the possibilities are endless.
A lot of power requires a lot of tire. To improve the car’s handling and traction, Porsche employed ultra-lightweight forged 21 in. wheels. The front wheels measure 9.5 x 21 and use 265/35 ZR 21 tires, the rears are 11 x 21 with 305/30 ZR 21 tires. An electronic lowering module that can bring the body up to 30 mm closer to the ground can be fitted on request.
2012 SMART FORTWO CAR2GO EDITION
With a fleet of 500 Smart Fortwo vehicles, car2go rolled out its operation in Vienna, Austria. As the world’s first mobility program with maximum flexibility and without fixed rental locations, car2go offers its members an opportunity to spontaneously rent vehicles anytime and anywhere without having to specify a time or place of return in advance.
The car2go vehicles can be rented and returned within an operating area of approximately 80 square kilometres covering the city centre and several densely populated suburbs. Unlike traditional carsharing programs or car rental companies, car2go is a free-floating concept. Vehicles will not be parked at fixed stations. Instead, they are moved by the members several times a day so that public parking spaces are occupied no longer than necessary.
Experience in other cities has shown that car2go is complementing the already existing means of transportation in a city. Customer surveys proof that car2go customers use rail and bus more frequently than their own car to get around the city, reducing the density of traffic in urban areas.
Customers have complete freedom with regard to when they start their journey, how long they keep the vehicle for and their destination.Fuel, insurance, taxes and parking costs are fully included in this price. Car2go drivers do not need to pay for public parking at meters because parking fees are included in the rental fee, determined automatically by car2go Osterreich GmbH and paid to the city.