• Apr 19, 2010
Techart Panamera Black Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

Painting a car matte black is nothing new. In fact, a quick look at the Autoblog archive reveals that both manufacturers like Lotus and Mazda as well as dozens of tuners have succumbed to the trend. Hamann, Brabus, Gemballa and Novitec have all come out with special edition models with the flat black livery. The latest to join the club is Techart, which recently unveiled the Panamera Black Edition.

Completely swathed in matte black, Techart's latest model features their aerodynamic kit, 22-inch alloy wheels (painted in black, of course), daytime running lights and a custom exhaust system. The color theme continues on the inside with black leather and Alcantara seating in addition to a matte black dashboard, door panel trim, center console, air vents, cup holder and pretty much anything else that can be painted.

The price for the Black Edition? €220,000, which is nearly an €85,000 premium over the base price of a Panamera Turbo in Germany. Yikes! Follow the jump for the brief press release from Techart and browse through the images in the high-res gallery below.



[Source: Techart]
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Black – the most dominant of all colors. In various cultures of the world, it symbolizes characteristics such as individuality, independence and experience – concepts that characterize TECHART and its customers. Reason enough to put the combined experience and individuality from TECHART to work in order to give the Panamera a unique appearance – the TECHART Black Edition.

The Panamera captivates with its exterior kept entirely in matt black. From the TECHART Aerodynamic Kit I to the multifunctional TECHART daytime running light system in black and the TECHART exhaust system, all exterior components across the board merge equally seamlessly into the matt black design. Just the red TECHART logotype gleaming through the spokes of the sporty TECHART 22-inch Formula II light alloy wheels provides a point of contrast in the deep black and powerful appearance of the four-seater.

In the vehicle interior, the Black Edition also does credit to its name. Materials of the highest quality reflect the individual design of the exterior also in the internal space of the Panamera. Finest black leather combined with alcantara as well as hand-sewed decorative stitching and leather piping in flamenco red let the driver feel the impressive TECHART character. In addition, all interior components like trims, door entry guards, cup holder or air vents present themselves in a premium matt black painted design. Quality and precision in every detail - typical TECHART.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      No matter what people do to the Panamera it will still be a fat woman with a pretty face
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm the only one who likes how the Panamera looks in stock form. I saw one on the highway the other day. My wife said, "eeww." But I said, "Yes!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      It would really look great with active camo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think this treatment is a huge improvement over the canvas to which it is applied.

      Unfortunately, that rear roof shape is still.... what it is. A bit too lumpy for my tastes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, the Rapide's entire design flows much smoother than the Panamera. The rear end of the Aston is sublime.

        I can see what the Porsche design team set out to do, and they succeeded. However, I think they didn't heed the old airplane designer's adage, "If it looks right, it will fly right."
        • 4 Years Ago
        wholeheartedly agree.

        This car would look so much better with a Rapide-like roofline, and the front-end from the new Cayenne, shortened up for sport sedan duty.

        The black tech-art treated interior on this car is pretty darn slick, though. Very nicely done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      First of all, the car was ugly enough SHINY. Now they've painted it the color of a lump of coal? Somehow fitting I'd say . . .
      • 4 Years Ago
      i'll take one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ahhh there's nothing like defacing a car and making it look like it's a Hunt's Point NY special.

      I love you techart but this blows
      • 4 Years Ago
      Saw the Panamera for the first time this past weekend and I have it is really ugly in person.
      • 4 Years Ago
      what's with the whole matte thing? Does it scratch less? I don't know why there's a rage going on with matte. I kinda like my cars to shine nicely in the sun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks siiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!

      although, i hate how trends/fads ruin styles so quickly. now every frikkin shop/maker/tuner/watever have matte cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The flat black completes the 49 Merc lead sled look of the car.

      http://www.feslerbuilt.com/Vehicles/1949%20Buddy%20Rice%20Merc/Img0179.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks really good in my opinion.

      There's just something about matte...
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