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.
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.