Since we’ve promised you some details of the Panamera Turbo Executive (long wheelbase), here’s how the option list helps bloat the regular model’s cost from 161,050 USD (Rs 1.09 crore), to up to 236,500 USD (Rs 1.61 crore)!
Since the Porsche long-wheelbase Panamera Turbo Executive is listed on the options configurator in the US, it is surprising how all these options can add up to the base price by another 75,450 USD (Rs 51.46 lakh). Which, in reality, can fetch you another Porsche car from the fleet.
To begin with, buyers can opt from any of the 15 exterior colours, some of which cost 3,300 USD (Rs 2.25 lakh). Then there’s those brilliant SportDesign 21-inch alloy wheels for an extra 3,915 USD (Rs 2.67 lakh), and 1,200 USD (Rs 81,800) for the matrix-beam LED headlights with speed-dependent range and dynamic cornering light.
The sporty exhausts with black tips come for 3,855 USD (Rs 2.62 lakh), surround view cameras retail for 1,190 USD (Rs 81,100), and a ‘SportDesign’ package which includes a new nose with new air intakes, side skirts and rear diffuser costs 6,075 USD (Rs 4.14 lakh).
If buyers need adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, they can get it for 3,910 USD (Rs 2.66 lakh), and other performance oriented options include roll stabilization with electromechanical adjustments for 5,000 USD (Rs 3.41 lakh), and 8,960 USD (Rs 6.11 lakh) for the ceramic composite brakes.
It not over. Move on to the interiors and one can opt for a rear seat entertainment system can set you back by 2,630 USD (Rs 1.79 lakh), and choose from nine leather shades that go hand-in-hand with the option of either aluminium, carbon fibre, or different types of wood trim. Enhanced noise insulation can be bought for 1,240 USD (Rs 84,500), and heated/ventilated/massaging seats for both the front and rear sections cost an extra 4,060 USD (Rs 2.76 lakh).
If you thought this was expensive already, imagine what’s going to happen when the Turbo S, and more performance oriented hybrid show up.