The special edition of the four-door executive GT will be restricted to 100 examples and is based on the Turbo S Executive model. It is being unveiled at the LA Auto Show in November and will be the first model to feature Porsche's new rear-seat entertainment system.
The upgrades to the standard car are such that if it wasn't for the fact both companies are ultimately owned by Volkswagen, Bentley could be getting very nervous. The Panamera is already a pretty potent car thanks to its 570hp engine, and the Exclusive Series adds to this power with the finest quality leathers and creature comforts plus an optional bespoke five-piece luggage set.
The new model will be the first Porsche to feature two-color graduated exterior paintwork that blends from metallic black to chestnut brown and which has to be applied by hand to ensure the effect is perfect.
Inside, the seats and door panels are trimmed in hand-picked Poltrona Frau leather. The hides dressing the cabin also blend from chestnut brown to black milled nappa leather with contrasting stitching.
The same effect is replicated on the dashboard and console panels that blend walnut burl with piano black wood veneers. And of course, no limited edition car would be complete without an interior tag displaying its example number and a handmade exterior badge stating that the car is a creation of the Porsche Exclusive Factory.
Although there will only ever be 100 examples built, the car's all-new rear seat package will soon be an option on all new Panameras. It consists of two HD 10.1-inch touch screens for the rear passengers with integrated cameras for video calling and DVD players for watching films, all linked up to the car's Burmester surround sound system.
The car, which will only be offered as a left-hand-drive model, is available to order now, ahead of its LA Auto Show reveal in November, and prices start at €249,877.