Porsche Exclusive and Porsche Tequipment is the main program to personalise Porsche models. The German carmaker has added the new Panamera to the line-up. Exclusive features are fitted straight at the factory and Tequipment components will be fitted later by the dealer.
The personalisation of Porsche’s new Gran Turismo can be achieved by using materials such as leather, wood, aluminium or carbon. Even Yachting Mahogany is available for the Panamera. The Yachting Mahogany Interior Package with trim panels on the dashboard and the doors as well as trim covers on the centre console are available. Grab handles on the roof lining and the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel (without maple-wood inlays) complements the special package.
Within the interior, the louvers on the air vents, the sun visors, the interior mirror, the trim cover on the steering column and the seat console front and rear are all available in leather. The Interior Package is available with individual elements and components finished in body colour, including the louvers on the air vents and even the key to the car. The Porsche logo on the headrests are available on either the front or the front and rear seats.
Models with double-clutch transmission, the PDK transmission system, are available with a gear selector lever made of aluminium. The instrument faces and the Sport Chrono stopwatch come on request in Luxor Beige, Indian Red and Carrara White. As matching elements, the seat belts are available in Silver Grey or Indian Red. You also have the choice of illuminated and non-illuminated door cutout trims.
Another exclusive extra to the new Porsche is the cooling box with a capacity of 10.5 litres positioned between the two single seats at the rear. Switching on and off on demand, the cooling box reduces temperatures to approximately six degrees. Two stylish glasses bearing the Porsche logo and the name Porsche will be delivered with the box.
But that is not all. The Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment packs two high-resolution seven-inch colour displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats, as well as individual players and two cordless infra-red headsets. The leather-covered display consoles each come with a USB interface and touchscreen displays. You can play DVDs, CDs or connect your mp3 player.
Air intake grids at the front can be finished in body colour as well as air outlet grids in the car’s wings behind the front wheels also in body colour. The lower rear panel and diffuser can also be finished in the same colour as the car’s body.
If you need to carry some extras along Porsche has a roof transport system carrying various kinds of leisure-time equipment. A rear-end bicycle rack made of aluminium and finished in matt black is available, fitting on to the optional towbar at the back of the Panamera transporting up to two or three bicycles.
Apart from new Porsche child seats, a complete set of cases and bags tailored to the luggage compartment and a 12 V cooling bag, Tequipment also offers a wide range of audio and communication features for the new Panamera, interior packages, steering wheels in carbon or wood as well as a special wheel and tyre combination for summer and winter driving ranging in size from 18 to 20 inches, all for individual retrofitting on the car.
The car hasn’t been officially introduced to all market yet, but the Panamera Exclusive Catalogue is available at all Porsche Centers, with the Tequipment Catalogue following in September 2009. Information on the full range of Porsche Exclusive & Tequipment is already available to interested customers today at all Porsche Centers.