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N22.5m luxury Panamera Platinum Edition debuts

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Are you a car freak with penchant for adrenalin-pumping racing machine on four wheels with luxury finishing? If you are, this piece of news might be of interest to you. Just last week, competition in the high premium luxury class entered a new phase following the presentation of the Panamera Platinum edition to Nigerians by the local Porsche Centre.

The Panamera Platinum Edition which is Porsche’s most recent inclusion in the brand’s model line-up comes with a starting of N22.5m and which offers exceptional value and luxury to the discerning motoring enthusiast.

Michael Wagner, brand manager, Porsche Centre Lagos who made this assertion before motoring journalists in Lagos said prospective customers who drive home any of the Panamera range will be privileged to go on a guarded tour to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany with a business class return ticket.

Also as part of the incentive, Wagner said the customers will be shown round Porsche Travel Club Black Forest Day during with a three nights’ accommodation at Radisson Hotel, Stuttgart. He said that customers can alternatively get an option of a 24-carat gold plated Porsche Blackberry phone with the customer’s name engraved on it. Porsche has steadily been bolstering its Panamera line since the car was first introduced adding models like the V6, Hybrid and GTS.

Also available as Panamera 4, the Platinum Edition stands out with its subtle, independent design features in platinum silver metallic combined and expanded standard features with exclusive details. For instance, the lower half of the side view mirrors, the air-inlet grille lamellas; the air vent grille on the side which is designed specifically for the turbo model with the trim on the trunk lid and the rear diffuser are all in platinum silver metallic.

This is in addition to the interplay with one of the edition’s five exterior finish colours that results in an especially harmonious and elegant appearance. The solid exterior colours are offered in black or white with the options of metallic basalt black, metallic carbon grey and metallic mahogany lacquer finishes.

The black glossy finish used for the side window strips add up to create a convincing overall exterior appearance. Customers would also be satisfied with many of the frequently requested extras that now come as standard equipment in the Platinum Edition.

The debutant also comes with the automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors that reduce glare from traffic behind the driver, laced with the 19-inch Panamera Turbo alloy wheels with red, black and gold Porsche crest that highlights the sporty elegance of the vehicle.

That’s not all; the new black/ luxor beige bi-colour combination also creates an especially luxurious interior ambience and this exclusively for the Panamera Platinum Edition is a part-leather interior package which comes as standard with a full optional leather package.

Compared to the previous bi-colour detailing, the new bi-colour combination patterns have been revised. The upper part of the dashboard and the door trim, the footwell and the back of the front seats as well as the loadspace cover are in black, while the remainder of the interior is in Luxor beige.

Other highlights include the standard sport design steering wheel and the distinctive Porsche crest on the front and rear headrests as well as the insignia “Platinum Edition” on the front door trim strips.