The notion of ordering a new car seems like a lost art, but Porsche embraces traditional customer interaction. With the ability to pick and choose a plethora of individual options, the Panamera is easy to customize. To show potential customers what the factory is capable of, a bespoke 2016 Panamera Turbo S was built with every available option. Cars of this nature are built outside the normal production lines, in a program known as Porsche Exclusive. It begins with a Personal Design Specialist located in Los Angeles or the headquarters in Atlanta. Having an open line to the factory, it allows for customization on an unprecedented level.
Such is the case with this Panamera. No detail was overlooked along the way. Starting with the most obvious, the Carmine red body was not available on regular production cars. You might not recognize the interior because every surface is covered in hand-stitched leather. From the cargo mat to the steering column, premium hides can be found throughout. The list of options includes items we never knew existed. Embroidered headrests front and rear are a classy touch, along with leather air vent slats. The list of optional content is over $41,000, so its safe to say you won’t find another example.
The Sport Chrono package adds 20 hp for a total of 570 with 553 lb-ft of torque. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control commands the all wheel drive system to use torque vectoring in the corners. Sixty mph arrives in 3.7 seconds on your way to a top speed of 192. Another great facet of the certified pre-owned program is an additional two-year warranty from the factory, with coverage to 100,000 miles. The window sticker lists the MSRP at $223,440, but it is being offered in new condition for $188,800. Without telling anyone, Porsche has raised the price of the 2017 Panamera Turbo S Exclusive to $263,900 without any options, so don’t pass up this bargain of a supercar sedan.