Porsche is one of the most profitable automakers in the business. In fact, it's said to make about $23,000 on each car it sells, thanks in no small part to an options list that can send the sticker price accelerating quicker than one of its own sports cars. But there are always those for whom even the extensive option list won't be enough, and for just such customers, there is Porsche Exclusive.

The division in Zuffenhausen is tasked with creating even more individualized examples of Porsche vehicles, and it recently did up this 911 Turbo Cabriolet – which, at $160,700, is already one of the most expensive Porsches you can order this side of a 918 Spyder: more than any Boxster, Cayman, Macan or Cayenne, any Panamera other than a Turbo S or Executive – not to mention any other 911 short of a Turbo S.

This particular demo vehicle features a Slate Grey paint job and red interior decked out in more leather than an S&M dungeon – which, come to think of it, would probably be less financially painful than ordering up this car from Porsche Exclusive.


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      Michaele
      • 8 Months Ago
      So Noah Joseph author of this article, tell us how you would know exactly how much leather is inside an S & M Dungeon.
      Adarus
      • 8 Months Ago
      Rear-engine, 3500+lbs, average 0-60 and 1/4 mile given it's class... Don't get me wrong, I love Porsches. I also realize driving is much more than a numbers game. But I believe we're getting to the point where this is a bit silly, especially considering the opportunity cost. Just because people have money doesn't mean they don't know how to spend it. I won't be surprised one bit if Porsche sales numbers drop, at least here in the States, maybe save for the Macan.
        Muti007
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Adarus
        Average 0-60 and 1/4 mile? Its 0-60 is easily 3 seconds flat, likely less. Regardless of its class, theres nothing average about that. That said, I understand your point. These days cars have gotten so fast and so powerful that manufacturers have regularly taken to underrating their power outputs for years now. I cant even comprehend what 0-60 in 3 seconds or less would physically feel like while being comfortably ensconced in a leather lined cockpit worthy of a king.
          Adarus
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Muti007
          I place a 911T in the same class as MP412C (2.8/10.8 sec), 458 (2.9/sub11), and GTR (2.9/sub11). The 991 looks good overall, but the proportions seem a bit off to me, such as a long rear overhang (personal opinion). This price seems a bit off price point, but I could be wrong. Porsche is suppose to be an enthusiast brand and it seems they're getting away from that.
          Cayman
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Muti007
          1. Evaluating a supercar by it's 0-60 is incredibly stupid 2. Comparing this car to a MP412C Spider or 458 Spider will show the 911 is pretty much as quick and probably quicker in 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. But it varies from test to test 3. Yes, I guess it is "average" when compared to those vehicles, but those vehicles are roughly $100K more in convertible form (apples to apples). So that's kind of a good thing. 4. If Porsche sales decline outside the Macan, it's probably more related to the fact that the Boxster, 911 and Cayman just released their new designs last year, so you should expect the sales to fall off a bit. And the Macan will probably sap some sales from the Cayenne. So yes, it wouldn't surprise me if those models declined it sales, but its not because this Porsche can't merge on to an highway faster than a Ferrari 458 or McLaren MP412C Spider.
        juststudent
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Adarus
        911T performance is in 458 or 12C class which cost at least $60-80k more, it's not a small margin. Don't get fooled by the term 'base price'. A base 911T is actually a very well optioned Carrera (including aero, PCCB, PDK, Audio, seat, etc) with turbo engine and AWD (let's see those 458 in snow). A well optioned Carrera is easily touch $160k. From that perspective 911T is actually a bargain. Against GT-R or (probably) Z06 Corvette, it's a matter whether you want those nice interior, audio, seat, badge, durability (Porsche is as reliable as Lexus, more so than Toyota and recent R&T tranny abuse test show the durability) or not. If you think the term 'enthusiast' is only care about performance, If you think you can mod 1000whp GTR/Corvette yourself, or you don't like the look, 911T is clearly not for you.
          Cayman
          • 8 Months Ago
          @juststudent
          You're being kind with the $60-80K more. The McLaren Spider is $268K, the 458 Spider is $257K. It's more like $95K to $110K more. And if you thought Porsche likes to charge for options, you'll have a stroke when you start looking at Ferrari's options.
      robert
      • 8 Months Ago
      Love that RED interior !!! Carpets,dash and everything. Not like some that just offer a color on the seats.
      Merc1
      • 8 Months Ago
      Hot! M
      Bernard
      • 8 Months Ago
      Why would you spend more money adding interior upgrades to a car whose primary advantage over it's cheaper competition is the interior?