Although already available to order, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo Exclusive Series doesn’t officially make its world premiere until the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. But won’t let that stop us from telling you everything you wanted to know about it.
Based on the 570 HP Panamera Turbo S Executive, the limited edition Panamera Turbo Exclusive Series does as other Exclusive Series Porsche cars have done before, showing off the highest levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail that the marque is capable of. For instance, each one of the 100 Panamera Exclusive Series examples to be built will be hand-sprayed in black metallic paint with a seamless, graduated fade to metallic chestnut on either side of the car. Yeah, that takes a practiced-hand.
The interior is no less decadent, with Poltrona Frau chestnut-colored leather wrapping the seats and lower door trim panels. The upper door trim is black napa leather, and portions of the dash and door trim are stained walnut with a graduated transition to glossy black, recalling the exterior paint shift.
Porsche’s new Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus makes its debut on the Panamera Exclusive Series, with 10.1-inch touchscreens, built-in cameras and DVD players. Also special is the tag placed inside the cabin identifying it as one of the 100 examples Panamera Exclusive Series in existence. A matching 5-piece luggage set, also decked-out in Poltrona Frau Agatha Chestnut Brown leather, is optional to match the car.
If you’re anticipating that the cost of all this luxury will be sizable, you would be completely correct: the car is expected to sticker at an (approximate) astonishing $265,000 US. That’s about $100,000 more than the base Panamera Turbo S model. But then, if the cost isn’t within your budget, you’re not the exclusive sort that the vehicle is meant for.