No-Limit-Custom: Project Panamera Turbo GP-970
For Harley-Davidson aficionados, No-Limit-Custom from Hüffenhardt in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is well known as a provider of individual solutions. Their custom designs and special parts win over customers with their elegance and, thanks to their top quality, have a high degree of fit accuracy. Now the premium manufacturer has expanded its spectrum with a new concept – this time, on four wheels – that will delight every sports-car enthusiast.
Looking more closely at No-Limit-Custom's success story, one immediately realizes that they don´t just sell their services, they live them. Since 1993, they have developed and manufactured high-end custom bikes, and in 2004 they enhanced the first Harley Davidson V-Rod and established the No-Limit-Custom manufacture. By now, the company´s wealth of expertise encompasses not only motorcycle enhancements but also prototype and small lot manufacturing as well as die and mold manufacturing. But the best is yet to come for company owner Holger Schnell and his team. Driven by passion and the desire for perfection, they continuously develop and improve their own ideas. That’s how another innovative and ambitious goal gradually took shape. The idea was to equip Porsche cars – with their highly precise and reliable motors that perfectly match the company’s high standards of the company – were to equipped with an exclusive "Aerokit" and forged wheels. A totally new product line was created. It all began in January 2012.
The No-Limit-Custom team knows exactly what it takes to make a first-class car. With 500 horsepower and a top speed of 303 km/h in its turbo variant, the Panamera GP-970 2012 was certainly fast enough. But the car’s entire "outfit" – which is billed by the relevant trade magazines as fully "family capable" with its four full individual seats and a trunk cargo volume of 432 liters – was going to be completely redesigned to be livelier, sportier and more spectacular. The result is remarkable: The car has been totally restyled, from the front spoiler and hood and side skirts and roof spoiler to the rear bumper with integral diffuser. All parts are made entirely of carbon fiber. The unique signature of the NLC design can also be clearly seen in the distinctive burnished-gold forged wheels from high-strength aluminum, which are produced in-house (as are all other components), and which are significantly lighter than those of the original. The wheel rims and tires have impressive dimensions of 9.5 x 22 with 265/30-22 in the front and rear 11 x 22 with 315/25-22. It´s not without cause that the German technical inspectorate (TÜV) demands individual approvals.
The Panamera is not only highly visible – it makes itself also heard. A sports exhaust system with valve control complements the aggressive sound.
The decision for the right project partner was easy, because they’d already had such good results with Tebis.
Project management in the design process
- Optimal reverse engineering
- Generation of easy, harmonious transitions and perfect-fitting joints
- Quick implementation of requirements in class-A surfaces
Hüffenhardt , Germany