To make it, Porsche takes the Panamera Turbo S Executive, adds a subtle black-to-brown graduated paint job to the outside, and loads up the inside with a plethora of exclusive, attentive details. All-in-all, it takes 12 hours per example of the Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series just to outfit the interior.
The grand tourer is a true exercise in artisanship. A Porsche crest is embossed on each seat headrest by hand, using an embossing tool heated to 70 degrees Celsius. The tool’s pressure against the leather material is controlled by a hand-operated lever, so that a trained professional can precisely match the contours and particularities of the specific cut of material.
True, the production of a lot of the details in the Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series are at least partially automated. The leather accents, for instance, are joined by a machine which performs a dizzying 1,000+ stitches per minute. But the trim pieces are guided carefully through this process by hand, again requiring the expertise of a highly trained professional.
With regard to all 100 examples of the artisanal Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series, the devil is in the details. No two are precisely alike, and it represents the finest, most individualized Panamera that money can buy.