TopCar’s Seventh Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR Headed to Top Marques Monaco
Last May, Russian (da, Russian) tuner TopCar announced the Stingray GTR, a dazzling widebody super sedan born from the Porsche Panamera. While the Stingray GTR package doesn't add anything in the way of powertrain upgrades (unless you opt for TopCar to send your car to a third party tuner), the bulging bodywork should make you forget all about that.
Of course, it was one thing to see TopCar's pumped up Porsche in a murdered out all-black color scheme; it's a completely different thing to see it in an actual color. But that's exactly what attendees of this week's Top Marques Monaco (and readers of this article, of course) will be able to do, as TopCar is bringing car number seven of the 25 set to be built to the show.
Seeing the Stingray GTR in this rich shade of blue makes it a lot easier to appreciate just how much of a difference all the TopCar body pieces make. The front and rear bumpers, front and rear door skins, front fenders, rear quarter panels and rocker panels are all painted, bringing all the reshaped areas (including the Carrera GT-ish side scoops) to the fore. These parts are accented by the carbon fiber hood, rear spoiler, fender vents, side view mirrors and rear diffuser that houses a quartet of custom exhaust tips.
As for the rolling stock, TopCar's close working relationship with ADV.1 Wheels ensures that buyers will be able to select from a cornucopia of stylish, lightweight alloys. Stingray GTR #7 rolls on an airy split-spoke set finished in black with blue rings around the circumference. A quick glance might cause some folks to assume this thing is rolling on blue-line tires and, by extension, there's a company that actually makes blue-line tires.
Of course, if you don't have an affinity for azure, TopCar will be happy to put together a Stingray GTR to suit your tastes. The all-fiberglass package costs about $54,000 at current exchange rates, while adding the carbon-fiber pieces mentioned above brings the tab to about $62,600. Keep in mind those prices do not include the Panamera donor car, interior trim and reupholstering, or performance upgrades performed by another company at your and TopCar's request. But that's really not a bad deal considering how dramatic the visual transformation is. But since just 25 are being made, you'd better get your order in post haste, because we're betting more than a few Top Marques Monaco attendees will become smitten.