Porsche has dropped the details on the special edition Panamera Exclusive Series that it plans to unveil at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The model is based on the equally opulent Panamera Turbo S Executive and will be limited to just 100 units. If the car’s name is any indication of what we can expect, the Panamera Exclusive Series will feature a laundry list of fancy upgrades on the saloon’s exterior and interior.

The German automaker thinks highly enough of the Panamera Exclusive Series that it’s even giving the car its own airtime at the LA Auto Show. You might not think it’s worthy of its own spot in LA now, but once you find out all the unique details Porsche Exclusive gave this particular Panamera, you’ll probably hunt it down in the City of Angels just to get a close-up look at it.

The Panamera Exclusive Series is only available as a left-hand-drive model. That’s too bad for our friends in the UK and all other right-hand-drive countries. Porsche has made no indication of how many models are earmarked for the U.S., but considering that it’s making its debut in Los Angeles, I’d be very surprised if the U.S. allocation is anything less than 20 to 30 models.

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  • 2015 Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    PDK
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    570 @ 6000
  • MPG(Cty):
    15
  • MPG(Hwy):
    24
  • Torque @ RPM:
    552 @ 2250
  • Displacement:
    4.8 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    192 mph
  • Price:
    263900
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Exterior

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By the way, the fact that it’s hand-painted makes it even more impressive to look at.

The Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series distinguishes itself with a unique two-tone, hand-painted body that features a dominant deep-black-metallic finish with a gradient Chestnut Brown metallic contrast running below the door handles, extending all the way to the rear doors. That effect is not only an great way to distinguish the Exclusive Series from other Panamera Turbo S Executive models, but it also breaks up the monotony of the black body in a classy and stylish way. By the way, the fact that it’s hand-painted makes it even more impressive to look at.

The other unique design traits of the Panamera Exclusive Series’ exterior are the air inlet grilles and the of 20-inch Sport Classic wheels, both of which carry the same deep-black-metallic finish as the body.

Interior

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The touchscreens come with built-in cameras and integrated into a DVD player.

The exterior of the Panamera Exclusive Series is incredible, but the interior upgrades are what makes this model special. Porsche Exclusive dressed up the seats and lower door panels with Poltrona Frau leather in Agatha Chestnut Brown color. Meanwhile, the upper door trim received black milled Nappa leather with contrasting Chestnut Brown stitching. Take a close look at the center panels on the seats and you’ll notice that they’re perforated in the likeness of the company’s iconic crest. The decorative interior trim elements continue the same two-tone theme, blending similar shades of classic walnut burl wood and Piano Black lacquer.

Outside of the obvious luxury touches, the Panamera Exclusive Series gets the honor of debuting the automaker’s new Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus, a new package that includes a pair of high-resolution 10.1-inch touchscreens neatly installed in the back of the headrests. The touchscreens come with built-in cameras and an integrated DVD player. A Burmester surround-sound system and cordless headphones are also part of the package.

Further distinguishing the 100 examples of the Panamera Exclusive Series are tags showing a model’s individual limited-edition number, a handmade badge located behind the front air intakes, and a five-piece luggage set made from Poltrona Frau leather. The luggage set is an optional extra, but they do underscore the model’s status as real and exclusive limited edition.

Drivetrain

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Since the Panamera Exclusive Series is based on the Panamera Turbo S Executive, the model comes with a 4.8-liter, V-8 engine that packs a beefy 570 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Put the pedal to the floor and it can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds to go with a top speed of 192 mph with the Sport Chrono Package.

Fuel returns aren’t particularly impressive at just 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg highway, but that shouldn’t be a problem for those who want to buy one because they can probably afford to pay for gas, too.

Drivetrain/Specifications

Engine 4.8-liter V-8
Horsepower 570 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 553 LB-FT @ 2,250 - 5,000 RPM
0 - 60 mph (w/Sport Chrono) 3.7 seconds
Top Track Speed 192 mph
Fuel consumption city/highway 15/24 mpg

Prices

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The Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series is now available for order and has an MSRP of $263,900, not including a destination charge of $995.

Competition

Aston Martin Rapide S

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The Aston Martin Rapide S doesn’t have the exclusive upgrades of the Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series. Then again, not many cars do.

The Rapide S comes with a naturally aspirated, 6.0-liter, V-12 engine that delivers 558 horsepower 457 pound-feet of torque. It’s a little short of the Panamera Turbo S Executive’s output, but the gap is incremental in the grand scheme of things.

The difference in torque, though, is a little worrisome for the Rapide S. That an 133-pound-feet deficiency slows the Rapide S’s 0-to-60-mph time to 4.9 seconds, more than a second slower than the Panamera Turbo S Executive.

The Aston Martin Rapide S is priced at $198,250, a few thousand dollars cheaper than the $263,900 of the Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series.

Conclusion

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The two-tone gradient body is definitely an eye-catching detail. Add that to the luxurious interior, the new Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus, and the optional, five-luggage set and you have a special-edition model that lives up to its billing.

The price of the Panamera Exclusive Series is going to drive some people off, but if you value the added premium and exclusivity being offered with this limited edition model, you might have an easier time justifying the amount it’s going to cost you to take one home.

  • Leave it
    • Price is steep
    • No engine upgrade
    • Not for everyone

Press Release

Exquisite luxury and particularly comprehensive standard features are on offer from the Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series. Finished in the Exclusive factory, the series is limited to 100 units worldwide. It is based on the Panamera Turbo S Executive, the 570 hp (419 kW) top version of the grand tourer with a long wheelbase and very generously proportioned rear passenger space. The world premiere takes place at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Being provided by Porsche for the first time on the Panamera Exclusive Series is two-colour, graduated paintwork: below the door handles a contrast is created with the timeless deep black metallic paint by a chestnut brown metallic colour that runs in the background along the lines of the car to the rear. Every one of the 100 vehicles is being painted by hand in order to ensure a harmonious blend of colour. The front air inlet grilles and the 20-inch wheels in the Sport Classic design are, for instance, also deep black metallic.

The interior is also very elegantly finished. All of the seats and the lower door panels are covered in Poltrona Frau leather in the prestigious Italian brand’s Agatha Chestnut Brown colour. The skins being used for the Panamera Exclusive Series are all hand-picked and exceptionally soft. In order to enable seat ventilation, the seats’ centre panels are perforated – exclusively for this limited edition in the form of the Porsche crest. The upper door trim is in black milled nappa leather. Chestnut brown stitching in selected places create contrasting touches. Inspired by the two-colour exterior paintwork, the decorative interior trim elements also feature a blend of colours: a transition to the rear from classic walnut burl wood into a deep black piano lacquer surface.

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A world premiere is being given in the Panamera Exclusive Series to Porsche’s newly developed Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus. The main components of the multimedia system, fitted as standard in this limited edition, are two high-resolution 10.1-inch touchscreens in the back with built-in camera and integrated DVD player. The system facilitates comprehensive business and entertainment functions, including in combination with mobile Internet access. The sound is played out either via cordless headphones or the Burmester high-end surround sound system.

In the interior of every vehicle of the Panamera Exclusive Series is a tag showing its individual limited edition number. On the outside hand-made badges behind the front air intakes show like a signature that the vehicle originates from the Porsche Exclusive factory.

As an optional extra, Porsche is offering 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.

The Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series is now available to be ordered and costs 249,877 Euro, including value added tax and country-specific features. The limited series is available only as a left-hand drive car.

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Porsche Exclusive stands for the highest form of individualisation direct from the factory. Since its formation in 1986, limited editions have repeatedly showcased new design ideas and what is technically achievable. Completed by hand in the Porsche Exclusive factory, every vehicle underlines the manufacturer’s craftsmanship and passion for detail.

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