How High Can You Price Your Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive?
This thing can get really, really expensive!by Ciprian Florea, on
The new Panamera Turbo Executive is a fantastic car in many respects. For starters, it’s the most comfortable Porsche yet thanks to the extra 5.9 inches added to the wheelbase. It’s also the brand’s quickest and most powerful sedan. The twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 under the hood cranks out a whopping 550 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque, enabling the sedan to hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 190 mph. But as exciting as they may sound, these figures come with a number that’s not exactly inspiring. I’m talking about the $160,000 sticker, which makes it more expensive than several full-size, luxury sedans out there.
Granted, it’s not the most expensive Porsche you can buy, but it can get there if you added too many of the company’s pricey options. How expensive can a Panamera Turbo Executive get? I just had a look at the car’s configurator in order to find out.
The expensive options kick in right from the first page, which allows you to customize the exterior. While Porsche offers 10 colors at no cost, if you want the special Carmine Red, Palladium, or Amethyst, you’ll need to spend another $3,300. The wheels aren’t cheap either. Opt for any 21-inch set and it will cost you at least $2,440 and up to $3,915 for the SportDesign wheels painted in exterior color. Other pricey options include the SportDesign package at $5,655 (or $6,075 if selected in black), tinted taillights at $835, and thermal & noise insulated glass at $1,240.
Once inside, you can spend another $530 on the two-tone upholstery, $2,750 on the Premium Package Plus, $4,060 for a massage function for both front and rear seats, and $3,170 on the larger rear center console. There’s also plenty of driver assist options to choose from and getting them all will cost you around $20,000. If you’re looking to spend even more, you can do it by getting a dark walnut steering wheel for $790, the Paldao Interior Package for $1,455 and illuminated door sills in either aluminum or carbon-fiber for $1,015 and $1,380, respectively. The audio section alone is packed with expensive options, including the rear seat entertainment system ($2,630) or the Burmester surround sound system ($5,935).
Finally, you can drop another $20,000 on performance upgrades such as the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport ($5,000), the ceramic-composite brakes ($8,960), the Sport Chrono Package ($2,530), and the sport exhaust system ($3,490 or $3,855 depending on the color).
All told, the Panamera Turbo Executive can cost more than $200,000 with the right options. I just managed to build a $234,465 sedan by adding $73,415 worth of extras to the $160K sticker and the $1,050 shipping and handling fee. Can you build a more expensive rig? Post you dream Panamera Turbo Executive in the comments box below.
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Read our full review on the Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive here.