With the recent announcement of Porsche`s Panamera lineup next year, the German carmaker is back in the spotlights with the introduction of a special edition in Shanghai. It is about the Panamera Turbo ’ Sonderwunsch’, a bespoke model that stands out with a two-tone gold paint. It is called the ’ Sonderwunsch’ as it was crafted by the company`s exclusive Exclusive Manufaktur division, and refers to a ”special request” in German.
Exterior: A Visual Extravaganza with Real Gold Flakes
This particular model designed on request, is showcasing a two-tone paint that combines Leblon Violet Metallic with a subtle chestnut undertone. However, the clear coating is what makes it so special, as it is infused with real gold flakes, which clearly indicates a touch of opulence – a specific touch of Porsche Panamera.
The striking 21-inch center lock wheels and the lower body coated in solid black complement the overall design, standing out as a beacon of individuality and self-expression. Porsche has also paid attention to the slightest details regarding the black-painted spoilers or door sills, enhancing the car`s dual-tone design.
The final brushstroke to the visual masterpiece is added by the play of light on the bronze quad exhaust tips. All in one, the symphony of materials and colors, makes a statement of high-end feel, luxury, and exclusivity that really captures everybody`s attention.
Interior: Shrouded in Mistery
While the exterior turns out to be an exceptional visual delight, the interior left us in the dark. Still shrouded in mystery, we can only assume that it successfully complements the two-tone body paint with excentric, yet refined touches. Therefore, we can only assume the realm of ultimate personalization, inviting Porsche fans to envision a cabin tailored to their own unique tastes. Rest assured that it will not disappoint with the air of exclusivity that will set the stage for a highly individualized driving experience. Full details will be known in the following period; until then, let your imagination go wild and play with the limitless possibilities in terms of luxury features and a plethora of high-tech gizmos that Porsche can deliver.
A glimpse underneath New Panamera`s Skin
The powertrains equipping the new Panamera consist of the standard 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 in the Panamera standard and Panamera 4, while the Turbo E-Hybrid is quite a charmer. The latter one is powered by the much-anticipated 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, adding a 187-horsepower electric motor, both paired to a 25.9 kWh battery. The overall power stands at a staggering 670 HP and 685 lb-ft of torque. That enables a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds, at a top speed of 195 mph. Another interesting fact is the integration of the electric motor into the transmission housing, which sheds off around 11 lbs from the model.
Custom Suspension with Greater Handling
Power aside, the 2024 Porsche Panamera is a good-handling sports car as well. What makes it remarkable in that regard is the two-valve air suspension which enables greater handling and precise body control while absorbing the surface irregularities in the road pavement. Other features come as optional and refer to rear-wheel steering or Active Ride system which raises or lowers the car`s ride height for increased road agility.
The 2024 Panamera prioritizes safety with features like active speed assistance, traffic sign recognition, and Porsche InnoDrive, an advanced version of adaptive cruise control. InnoDrive includes an evasive maneuver assistant for emergency lane changes, enhancing overall safety. The 2024 Porsche Panamera could not have missed the integration of highly advanced technology when it comes to safety.
Pricing and Availability
Prices for the all-new 2024 Porsche Panamera start at $99,900 for the standard variant, while the Porsche Panamera 4 prices start at $106,900, without the $1,650 destination fee. However, there is little known about the Turbo E-Hybrid`s price tag so far, but we will find out more in the spring of next year when it will arrive in dealerships.