Porsche announced today the Panamera Exclusive Series, a limited edition based on the Panamera Turbo S Executive. Set to be officially introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2015 Panamera Exclusive Series will be limited to just 100 units worldwide and powered by a 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 570 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque or 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque with the overboost function.
Power is delivered through an active all-wheel drive system through the 7-speed PDK transmission and the vehicle is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono, while top speed is limited at 192 mph or 308 km/h. Estimated fuel consumption is 15 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined.
According to the official press release, this is the first time when Porsche offers a two-colour version of the Panamera and as you can see the Panamera Exclusive Series arrives with a graduated paintwork as below the door handles there is a contrast created by the chestnut brown metallic colour that runs in the background along the lines of the car to the rear.
Each of the 100 vehicles will be painted by hand in order to ensure a harmonious blend of colour. Moreover, the front air inlet grilles and the 20-inch wheels in the Sport Classic design are also painted in deep black metallic. Inside, the long-wheelbase version of the Panamera arrives with seats and lower door panels covered in Poltrona Frau leather in the Agatha Chestnut Brown colour.
Moreover, the seats’ centre panels are perforated in the form of the Porsche crest. In addition, the upper door trim is in black milled nappa leather, while the chestnut brown stitching in selected places create contrasting touches. Just like the two-tone exterior, the decorative interior trim elements feature a blend of colours, a transition to the rear from classic walnut burl wood into a deep black piano lacquer surface.
Also a world premiere is the new Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus, which arrives as standard with two high-resolution 10.1-inch touchscreens in the back with built-in camera and integrated DVD player. Sound is delivered via cordless headphones or the Burmester high-end surround sound system. A special tag shows that this is no ordinary Panamera and shows the individual limited edition number.
Susprisingly, there is an option on this vehicle and Porsche offers a matching, five-piece luggage set, which is likewise made of high-quality Poltrona Frau leather and features both perforations in the shape of the Porsche crest and Exclusive Series embossing. Pricing starts at 249,877 euros in Germany, including value added tax and country-specific features. The model will be available only as a left-hand drive car.
That the design of the Panamera’s exterior has been advanced even further can easily be seen even with that first glance. Its front section reveals that more pronounced and tighter linework. This is made more apparent by the larger air intakes and that rather unique transition to the headlights. Looked at from the back, this newest generation of the Panamera is composed mainly of the new boot lid.
By making the windscreen in the rear wider, it helps put focus on the horizontal components of the Gran Turismo and with it that athletic character. This results in the Panamera having the visual appearance of a lower stance on the road. Reinforcing this visual look is the license plate bracket integrated in the bumper’s lower region. The brand also redesigned the body section of the rear.
The spoiler is wider with the transition to the rear lights made tighter. This is like the visual transition of the model’s headlights at the front. For the side profile, the new and more swept-back windscreen creates a silhouette that is even more extended. Under the Executive models, the linework is not only elegant and tight but even more pronounced.
The doors on the rear are longer by 15 cm, resulting in the windows having new proportions. Similar to the previous versions, the new Panamera models will have differentiating qualities on the exterior. There is the color contrast of the brake callipers for example, generally linked to a specific engine. However the most important identifying characteristics are the model-specific tailpipes and the differently-shaped parts on the front section.
Additional customization is made possible through the different options being offered like the new LED headlights that allow the Gran Turismo to have that rather special look. These same headlights are then matched with the intelligent Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, or the PDLS Plus.
Unlike the typical standard bi-xenon lights, these headlights have a fundamentally different design. Placed one on top of the other, the two LED units create the running lights. Both the position lights and the turn indicator lights have been repositioned to the front area.