The Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series promises to live up to its name. Based on the long-wheelbase Panamera Turbo S Executive, production will be limited to just 100 units.
That exclusivity is signified by a lavish graduated paint job, which shifts from black metallic to chestnut brown. That’s not an effect Porsche feels can be pulled off by robots, so each car will be hand painted.
Aside from the labor-intensive paint, the Panamera Exclusive Series gets 20-inch Sport Classic-design alloy wheels and front grille trim finished in black.
The interior is trimmed in Poltrona Frau leather, and the hides are hand selected. Like many other cars, the seats are perforated for ventilation, but on the Exclusive Series the perforations are in the shape of the Porsche crest.
The Exclusive Series also marks the debut of Porsche’s new Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus.
It includes two 10.1-inch touch screens, plus a built-in camera and DVD player. Audio is played through wireless headphones or the standard Burmester surround-sound system.
Porsche says the system also works “in combination with mobile Internet access,” but didn’t specify whether an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot is included.
Tech aside, the Exclusive Series is mechanically identical to the Panamera Turbo S Executive it’s based on. That means those 100 buyers each get a 4.8-liter turbocharged V8 that drives all four wheels through Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.
With 570 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque on tap, this land-bound Learjet will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (with the Sport Chrono package), and reach a top speed of 192 mph.
Each Panamera Exclusive Series comes with an individually-numbered tag, and a five-piece matching luggage set is also available as an option.
Joining the Exclusive Series club will cost 249,877 euros, or about $314,461 at current exchange rates. Specific U.S. pricing will be announced at a later date.
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