Can you believe it’s been a decade since Porsche first introduced the Panamera? The performance saloon has come a long way since 2009, helped in part by a shift from the Mk1’s gawky 911 lines to the more seamless and individual appearance of the Mk2. Today, when more than 250,000 Panameras have been sold, the whole lineage has earned the right to strong praise, with earlier versions offering fantastic used value for money and the latest five-door providing an almost unrivalled mix of pace and practicality. There’s plenty to celebrate, then, but rather than candles and a cake, Porsche has given us a new Panamera 10 Years Edition.
On sale in certain European markets including Britain, the birthday variant comes in normal, Sport Turismo and E-Hybrid guises (so no scenery-blurring Turbo Ss) and gets a selection of extra standard equipment to celebrate its milestone. Underneath, the model gets Porsche’s adaptive three-chamber air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard, as well as the usually optional variable ratio steering rack. The electrified models add to that with an on-board charger, rated at 7.2 kW to the the E-Hybrid’s standard 3.6 kW.
To set the 10 Years Edition apart from the regular line-up, there’s a long list of design tweaks, including a rather lovely set of 21-inch Sport Design wheels finished in a shade of satin White Gold Metallic. They look great against the black body paint of the pictured car, although the full palette of Panamera colours are also available for someone to alter (read: butcher) the look. Naturally, you’ll also find several 10 Years Edition badges on the exterior and inside, with those located in the latter accompanied by black part-leather seats with white gold stitching to match those wheels.
Prices for the 10 Years Edition start at £84,441 for the normal saloon but grow to £95,266 if you opt for the 462hp E-Hybrid Sport Turismo as the base, meaning all versions bring five-figure growths over the standard equivalents. But birthdays are never cheap. The launch of the model’s configurator confirms that orders are being taken now, so we’d expect the first deliveries to arrive before the model’s birthday year ends.