While Porsches are very expensive cars, they’re generally not ridiculously expensive like your typical Bentley or Roll-Royce. The limited-edition Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series is an exception, however, and costs more than a house.
Developed by Porsche’s exclusive division and based on the Panamera Turbo S Executive, the ultra-luxurious German car comes with a comprehensive list of standard features, including unique design touches. Its exterior is distinguished by a two-tone black metallic / chestnut paint job, hand-crafted emblems located behind the air vents, and 20-inch alloy wheels from Porsche’s Sport Classic collection.
The interior features Agatha Chestnut brown Poltrona Frau leather on the seats and lower door panels, black-milled Nappa leather on the upper door panels, chestnut-colored stitching on key areas, and walnut wood trim and piano black lacquer surfaces.
Rear passengers are treated to a new Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus, which equips the Panamera Exclusive Series with two high-resolution 10.1-inch touchscreens with cameras, an integrated DVD player, a high-end Burmester surround sound system. and cordless headphones.
For extra money, you can have a matching five-piece luggage set made of Poltrona Frau Leather and featuring Exclusive Series embossing and perforations in the shape of the Porsche crest.
Power is provided by a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 engine — the same as the Turbo S-sourced — rated at 570 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. (750 Nm) of torque. Fitted with a PDK transmission, the Panamera Exclusive Series can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 3.7 seconds on route to a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h).
Only 100 units of the Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series will be built, each costing €249,877 in Europe (roughly $315,000 in the United States). It will be offered only in left-hand drive countries.