Porsche will overhaul the “Turbo” trims across its portfolio to enhance consistency in aesthetics and differentiation from non-Turbo models, the corporate announced Tuesday. Going forward, Turbo models can be easier to inform aside from standard offerings of the identical model, with emphasis being placed on the Porsche crest, which can now not are available in the usual gold color seen throughout the corporate’s existing portfolio.
“For nearly 50 years, the Turbo models have enjoyed an exalted position at Porsche,” the corporate said in its announcement. “To emphasise their unique standing, Porsche is introducing distinct design elements to sharpen their look and distinguish them from other models within the range.”
The highlight of this shift is Porsche’s latest metallic grey paint code dubbed “Turbonite.” It’ll replace the gold in Porsche’s crest on Turbo models and it should carry over to other trim components — each in and out. While gold is not going away completely — Porsche says it creates an “elegant, metallizing effect” — a satin finish layer will mute those elements to emphasise the Turbonite finish that can be found on all of Porsche’s Turbo models, starting with the 2024 Panamera.
“Any longer, the Turbo versions will exhibit a consistent appearance across all model lines – one which is elegant, high-quality and really special,” said Michael Mauer, vp, Style Porsche.
Down the road, this treatment will extend to components of the front fascia, wheels (either the spokes or aero inserts, depending on the model) and can be found on the steering wheel crest in each Turbo model’s interior, Porsche says. Other interior components that will showcase the brand new Turbonite finish include the switchgear, contrast stitching, door panel inserts and floor mats.
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