With Porsche Paint To Sample, personalising how your car looks reaches new levels - achieving the colour of your dreams.
Besides the standard Porsche paint palette, there are 105 of what Boris Apenbrink, Director of Exclusive Manufaktur Vehicles at Porsche, calls ‘individual colours’ – colours from the Porsche past, like Signal Yellow and Viper Green – that customers can also specially order. But it is Paint To Sample that takes the personalisation process to new levels. Once Porsche has your choice, then its experts go to work, in effect creating your bespoke colour from scratch. “There’s a lot of development involved in making a new colour,” Boris explains. “It’s similar to how perfumes are created. The way they mix together ingredients to create a special fragrance is also true for our ‘colourists’. These experts take the tiniest pieces of different ingredients, combining them to make this unique colour.”
The formulation and matching process of this special Porsche innovation is carried out by hand, says Boris – a necessary step when you are dealing with countless combinations of pigments and materials reacting with each other. For most Paint To Sample colours, it takes around eight months to complete. In the very rare cases of those cars that are hand painted using iridescent Chromaflair paint then the wait is a little longer. This paint shifts colours depending on the light and the angle you view it from, using technology similar to that used in the holograms you see in bank notes. If this all sounds like a long time, you need to take into consideration that, unlike classic cars, a modern Porsche is built from a variety of materials. The body of a 911, for example, is made up of steel, while doors and bumpers constructed of aluminium, the roof is magnesium and then all different kinds of plastics are used in the manufacture of such parts as door mirrors, handles and wings. Matching these is an exact science. But when you are looking to put your own stamp on your new Porsche, the remarkable results make that little extra wait worth it.
“When you buy a Porsche, it’s not just a car,” says Boris. “It’s more of a friend, a family member. A dream fulfilled. And people have very specific thoughts about what their dream should look like. We’re extending the boundaries of what is possible. For you to be extreme if you want to.”
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*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here