FAB Design presents its first project not to be previously associated with the Daimler company. The FAB Panamera will be capable of about 700hp from its modified 4.8-litre turbo.

This FAB Panamera makes history for the Swiss-based tuner as the first non-Mercedes-Benz car to come out of its garage. Usually, favoured subjects include the mother brand as well as McLaren and Maybach. FAB says while it is the first, it will not be the last, so we can expect more similar projects in future.

The car's exterior consists of a new front end with big air inlets, a circumferential front spoiler, a carbon fibre bonnet, flared fenders/wheel arches, new side skirts and a redesigned rear spoiler. An integrated rear diffuser is split by three trapezoidal tailpipes. A carbon fibre rear wing is fitted to improve aerodynamics. The suspension was lowered by 20mm which advances the cause of better handling even further.

FAB says the 4.8-litre turbo engine will be modified to a great extent resulting in an expected maximum power output of up to 515kW (700hp). It currently makes a standard maximum of 368kW (500hp) in the Panamera Turbo. A sports braking system is installed to stop the large 22-inch wheels whenever the need arises.

The FAB Panamera will be limited to 15 units only.

[UPDATE 16.12.2009]  Press release and 32 hi-res photos have been added to article.