To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the nameplate, Porsche has added the Panamera 10 Years Edition to its second-generation range in South Africa.
The special edition is priced from R1 727 000 (or R1 777 000 with the three-year Driveplan upgraded to five years), which represents a R235 000 premium over the model on which it is based.
So, what do you get for the extra cash? Well, from what we understand, the 10 Years Edition includes new 21-inch Panamera Sport Design wheels finished in satin-gloss white gold metallic.
There’s also a special “Panamera10” logo on the front doors, with the anniversary insignia repeated inside on the front passenger trim panel as well as on the door entry guards. The interior comes finished in black partial leather and is combined with decorative stitching in white gold.
Other standard features include LED matrix headlamps, lane-change assist, lane-keeping assist, park assist (including a reversing camera), a panoramic roof, privacy glass, heated 14-way comfort seats, soft-close doors and a Bose surround sound system.
As with the model on which it’s based, the Panamera 10 Years Edition offers 243 kW and 450 N.m from its turbocharged 3,0-litre V6 heart, directed to the rear axle via an eight-speed PDK transmission. That’s enough, says Porsche, for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 5,7 seconds (or two-tenths quicker with the Sport Chrono Package specified) and a top speed of 264 km/h.
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