Say what you will about the styling of the Porsche Panamera, the company's merchandising division cranks out some seriously lust-worthy designs. Some of them have nothing to do with their automotive namesake, but here's an instance of Porsche Design working in concert with the automobile division to give drivers something a little more handy than a baseball cap or polo shirt. Okay, so the Panamera Collection includes plenty of those too, along with watches, coats and kids clothing, but it also includes a set of intriguing fitted luggage for the four-door sports car from Zuffenhausen.
Instead of the usual (and usually exquisitely crafted) soft leather bags, Porsche has gone with a set of aluminum and polycarbonate hard-shell suitcases of various sizes and shapes. They're even available in the same colors as the Panamera, making this set of fitted luggage especially fitting. Check 'em out in the gallery below (along with the requisite clothing line) and the details in the press release after the jump.
Setting a sporty but classical accent while en-route with the Panamera Collection
Stuttgart. Following the 911, Boxster/Cayman and Cayenne, Porsche is now
presenting its new, fourth line in the form of the Panamera. The four-seater Gran
Turismo, which unites exclusive comfort with a thoroughbred sporting character, has
inspired Porsche Design Driver's Selection to create a Panamera Collection. The
collection includes luggage, watches, clothing and lifestyle accessories that reflect
the sporting character, elegance and realms of colour seen on the Panamera.
To coincide with the market launch of the Panamera from September 12th, 2009, a
new luggage series has been developed for the Porsche Travel System. The
"AluFrame" trolleys fit perfectly into the luggage compartment of the Gran Turismo
and all other Porsche models. A combination of aluminum frame and polycarbonate
case epitomizes the series making the luggage particularly light and stable and giving
it a distinctive characteristic design. There are three models in various sizes, which
are available in the original Porsche exterior colours. The series manufactured in
Germany lets details such as a safety lock incorporated into the aluminum frame
speak for themselves. Flexibly adjustable dividers with an inner compartment provide
a high level of convenience while packing. The "AluFrame M" and "AluFrame XL"
models are also equipped with an aluminum handle integrated into the case that
makes it easier to lift the luggage in and out of Porsche sport cars.
The collection's watches are available in prestigious black and in shades of brown.
The Chronograph Panamera for him and her and the Chronograph Panamera Turbo
stand out with their eye-catching design. Their striking stainless steel case ensures
the new watches reflect the essence of the Porsche Panamera.
This is also evident in the dark-blue outdoor jackets with their sailing style and the
outdoor soft-shell jackets, which have a water-repellent, wind-proof and breathable
outer layer. Textiles and accessories in the Panamera Collection, which also include
the polo shirt and rugby shirt available in the colours Espresso or Yachting
blue/Crema as well as a matching cap, round off this classical-sporty range. Elegant
features such as the double stitching borrowed from the vehicle interior have been
systematically replicated in the collection and mirror the excellent finish of the
Porsche Panamera right down to the minutest detail.
Items from the Porsche Design Driver's Selection are available at Porsche Centres
and – with the exception of the watches – on the Internet at www.porsche.com/shop.
Some of these products may be available only in certain countries.