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Comeback of historic colours for all Porsche models

With its new Paint to Sample and Paint to Sample Plus options, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur is expanding its range of special exterior colours for all model series.

The focus is on the availability of classic Porsche colours, recognisable from over the years. “Unusual paint finishes have been familiar throughout the history of our brand and are an important differentiating feature,” says Alexander Fabig, Head of Individualisation and Classic. With this offer, we are reviving cult-classic colours and expanding the extensive range of standard and special colours across all the model series by more than 160 shades.

Paint to Sample: cult colours celebrate a comeback

In recent years, the demand for custom-painted Porsche cars has risen sharply. Batch comparison plates are painted and serve as colour reference samples during the final inspection of the vehicle.

Porsche is not only expanding its colour range, but also restructuring it: Custom Colour has been renamed Paint to Sample. This category includes predefined colours that have already been technically approved by Porsche’s paint specialists. Thanks to Paint to Sample, current Porsche models can be painted in these eye-catching classics.

The range is really diverse and depends on the model series and production location. For the 911 and 718 model series, there are more than 100 additional paint colours to choose from. For the Panamera, Macan and Cayenne, there are more than 50 options, while a further 65 colours complete the range for Taycan customers. Paint to Sample can be ordered as part of new vehicle configurations at Porsche Centres. Prices within the model series vary depending on the derivative.

Paint to Sample Plus: extensive feasibility check

For especially individual colour requests, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur goes a step further: with Paint to Sample Plus the paint finish can be chosen almost entirely freely.

The procedure is as follows: the customer hands over a sample of their desired colour to the Porsche Centre – anything is conceivable, from a favourite shirt or scarf to a nail varnish colour. This sample is then sent to Porsche AG.

Then, in several rounds, the shade is further developed so that it also corresponds to the sample under different light sources, such as daylight or artificial light. Next, the feasibility of the colour is tested under production conditions on the car body and add-on parts. Before the actual customer vehicle is painted, the colour is applied to a test body. If it transpires that the desired shade cannot be realised in accordance with its usual quality standards, Porsche will bear the costs of the feasibility test.

About Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

A sports car as individual as your own fingerprint, as unmistakable as your own lifestyle: in an interplay of craftsmanship and attention to detail, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur creates extremely personal customer vehicles.

Alongside the individual customer vehicles, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur also produces limited small series and editions. Porsche Centres provide advice on the range and possibilities offered by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur as the first point of contact alongside the online Car Configurator. Around 100 Exclusive Manufaktur partners are available to customers all over the world to help fulfil particularly individual wishes. These are Porsche Centres that are specially equipped and trained to provide advice on the Exclusive Manufaktur product range. In addition, advice is available for all models at the heart of the brand in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, in cooperation with the Porsche Centre and on the basis of a commission number. The main plant specialises in individual paint finishes: Werk 1 has the largest collection of Porsche colour samples and sample vehicles painted in Paint to Sample.

Info For example, Paint to Sample for most 911 and 718 models costs 8,806 euros ; for the 718 GT and 911 Turbo, Turbo S and the GT models, it costs 9,877 euros1. Price examples for Paint to Sample Plus: 17,612 euros for most 911 and 718 models and 19,754 euros2 for 718 GT and 911 Turbo, Turbo S and the GT models.

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