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2011 Porsche Panamera 4S Middle East Exclusive Edition

2011 Porsche Panamera 4S Middle East Exclusive Edition

I am certainly starting to like the Qatar Motor Show as many automakers from all over the world come here and present some interesting special editions of their most popular models. At the beginning of this week we’ve seen VW roll out two special editions of their Touareg model; Lamborghini launched the Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore while Bentley introduced the Arabia Continental Flying Spur.

Porsche decided to take their turn and launched the 2011 Panamera 4S Middle East Exclusive Edition. By “exclusive” it means that it will only be available in the Middle East and the German automaker will only roll out 66 units of this beauty. According to some sources, this won’t be one of those cars that you can simply purchase by going down to the dealership. With other words, most of these units will be sold to some wealthy and important people in the region.

2011 Porsche Panamera 4S Middle East Exclusive Edition

Regarding the exterior look of this limited series, nothing has really changed in comparison to the standard model, except for the commemorative plaque by the door. The front fascia remained the same, with its powerful contoured air intakes that replace the traditional radiator grille. The car’s wheel arches bring a slender shape that emphasizes the 911 “landscape” which can be found in a lot of the cars from Porsche made in the last 50 years.

In the back you will notice those muscular and imposing shoulders over the wheels with a swooping roofline, very Porsche-ish. For this special and limited edition, the guys over at Porsche decided to paint the car in a clean white pattern, dubbed Carrera White Metallic. Inside the cabin you will find the exquisite Carrera Red leather that complements the exterior look.

2011 Porsche Panamera 4S Middle East Exclusive Edition

The car will benefit from the same engine that can be found in the standard model. It means that it will be powered by a V8 4.8-liter that cranks up about 400 hp and is linked to the company’s PDK gearbox. For this limited series, the German engineers decided to install the Sport Chrono Plus Package as well as the PTM – Porsche Traction Management system with active 4WD. With these hardware specifications, the 2011 Porsche Panamera 4S Middle East Exclusive Edition is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 4.8 seconds, onto a top speed of 175 mph.

The company didn’t announced any pricing information about this special edition, but taking into consideration that the regular version has a base price of around $94,700, this Middle East Edition should be a little bit more expensive, probably well over $100,000.

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