Have you ever wondered what happens when one of the most meticulous auto makers in the industry decides to make an even more meticulous vehicle?
This week, I was fortunate enough to go as a guest to an event at The Collection in Miami, where Porsche USA was hosting an event in order to celebrate their most recent car.
Which car would this be?
To the untrained eye, it is just a Porsche 911, to the enthusiast, a 911 Turbo S, to the lucky few, the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
Since the 70's, Porsche has had a special operations and requests branch of their company, dedicated to creating cars to order per their most loyal clients.
In order to celebrate their achievements and what they offer, Porsche announced their 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. One of the most limited production run Porsches in its history, with only 500 being made...world wide.
This model in particular?
Model 000/500, Porsche's very own example built to spec, fully loaded as their own to be used in promotional events as these, the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed, and most importantly their museum back in Stuttgart.
Now to admire the details.
The exclusive series is most recognized by its exposed carbon bits, of which the "frunk" and roof of the car start off as bare carbon.
You see, the carbon stripes on the front and roof aren't vinyl.
Porsche prepares the bare carbon body panels for paint and seals off the stripes, to be later peeled to show the bare carbon, ready to be wet sanded and clear coated.
Besides the ceiling going through the same paint process, Porsche decided it still wasn't unique enough.
They then made sure to make the car just as special on the inside as it is on the outside by perforating the Alcantara headliner in unison with the stripes.
Now onto the wheels.
Initially painted in the beautiful metallic gold, the wheels are then placed in a laser treatment where a laser precisely cuts through the black paint layered on top to reveal the gold edges along the face of the wheel.
Besides the exposed carbon accents and details all over the car, the interior is made just as beautifully with leather everywhere, even in the air vents.
Of course, it also reminds you of your Exclusive Series and does so with a number plate on the dashboard of the car as well.
All in all, the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is a car meant for the collectors and enthusiasts who only go for the rarest of the rare.
The only issue is, will Porsche be able to prevent those attaining them purely for resale from doing so?
Or will those investors and flippers be able to call Porsche on their bluff?