The year 2021 has seen significant growth in the sales of luxury cars. As soon as the market reopened post the pandemic, all luxury car manufacturers reported increased demand. This demand caught the attention of almost all luxury car brands and ever since we have seen a number of premium arrivals in the Indian automobile industry. From the iX to the new Land Rovers, and now it is time for some special edition spice-up from Germany. Porsche has brought the Panamera Platinum Edition to the Indian shores, at a very premium starting price of ₹1.71 Crore. Let’s take a look at what this car has on offer.
The overall design and body of the car are the same, but it gets a dark black look on the inside and on the outside. On the outside, we the car covered in black. We get to see LED Matrix headlights with PDLS Plus (Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus). The headlamp bowl is also blackened. The car runs on grey 21-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.
The dark look of the Platinum Edition is neatly contrasted by the sporty neon-green brake calipers. At the back, the dark look also gets to the twin -dual tailpipes which now get a black treatment. We can see the “Porsche” lettering written between the lights, but the ‘Panamera’ badge is written in neon-green. The cabin also gets a dark attire, with the dashboard and the upholstery in a brushed aluminum finish. The analog instrument cluster and the clock are all covered in black but their needles are neon-green. We also get to see the “Platinum Edition” emblem embossed on the door sill.
Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition does not offer any mechanical changes over the regular Panamera. Porsche has been selling the Panamera in India in 4-variants; standard, GTS, Turbo S, and S E-Hybrid. It is said that the Platinum Edition will be available in the standard and top-spec S E-Hybrid variants. The standard variant will be powered by a 2.9L V6 twin-turbo engine with 330PS of power and 450Nm of peak torque.
The latter will have the most powerful of the lot; a 4.0L V8 with a 100kW electric motor that puts out 690PS of power and 870Nm of peak torque. Both these power units will be mated to a PDK 8-Speed Dual-Clutch gearbox. This car is sprung on Adaptive Air-Suspensions which get Porsche Active Suspension Management.
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