Crayon-Colored 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Spotted On Paris Streets

If you haven’t seen enough of Porsche’s all-new Panamera, here’s a Crayon-colored Turbo version parked on the streets of Paris.

Crayon is one of Porsche’s so-called special colors, a £2,808 optional extra if you’re looking to purchase your Panamera in the UK, or $3,300 if you’re a US buyer – where the color is actually called Chalk.

This particular car’s presence in Paris was documented by Autogespot user fanbuga75, who took a few pictures near what seems to be a hotel or a large restaurant. In other words, certainly the type of place where you’d expect a luxury car to be.

Of course, the Panamera (especially the Turbo) isn’t just about luxury. Its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine produces 550 PS and 770 Nm (567 lb-ft) of torque, propelling the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds, or 3.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono Pack.

Let us know how you feel about seeing the Panamera in somewhat of a natural habitat and also sound off about the color choice and if you think it’s a good fit for this flagship Turbo version.

Oh and for the latest on the new Porsche Panamera, keep your eyes on our coverage of the 2016 Paris Auto Show, where the German automaker will be showcasing this model alongside the eco-friendly 4 E-Hybrid version.


  • U8INIT

    Bet it looks stunning in person.

  • Craig

    The colour reminds of a ‘Dove Grey’ you used to be able to get a some Lincoln’s in the late 1970’s.

    • eb110americana

      Yeah, it looks like a kind of shale gray.

  • Its boss’ed up!

  • Dennis James

    I really like the fact that Porsche generally still chooses pure silver rims and did not fall into the two-tone, brushed ghetto wheels trap like Mercedes and BMW.

    • Kash

      they offer them, just as options and not on this kind of, multi-spoke/thin spoke rim design.

  • Stephen Baxter

    I really like this 🙂

  • FatZoro

    damn, it’s good to be rich !

  • An Existing Person


  • Random stranger

    This is one handsome car. Not pretty, but handsome nonetheless!

    Still better looking than that dead-whale design on the last generation….

  • MMNYC18

    That’s the Plaza Athénée

  • Ken Lyns

    But it’s just another shade of gray! At least Toyota gives it a semi-exciting name like “cement”…

    • antbee

      You’re thinking of Mazda, and it calls it, “Ceramic.” It’s only a $200 option on Mazdas.
      If I were to buy a new Miata, it is the colour I would choose. It was first introduced on the new CX3.

      Oh, I just thought of those Scions that I see still hanging around at the Toyota dealership, and some on the streets, especially the tC. It does come in a grey colour, and if you say Toyota calls it, “Cement,” then I believe you.

      • Ken Lyns

        Actually it’s one of the 2-3 color choices for TRD Pro Tacomas and 4Runners. So more like $8000 option. :p

      • Ken Lyns

        Actually it’s one of the 2-3 color choices for TRD Pro Tacomas and 4Runners. So more like $8000 option. :p

  • Six_Tymes

    looks good, a tiny bit of that rear 3/4 shot reminds me of a tesla. It does look good

  • Vassilis

    I like it. Reminds me of the ST200’s whiteish.

  • I pass by the M-B, BMW, Audi and practically most high-end dealerships and it’s a sea of white, silver and black cars… luxury brands should have a more diversified color pallet rather than budget colors…

    • An Existing Person

      Those are the colors that truly sell for luxury vehicles, so it’s no wonder dealerships have a vast majority of those colors on the lot.

      • Nope, unless the majority of buyers are taxi/car services… In the 80s-90s there were more diversified color options and excellent quality too…

        • An Existing Person

          Having worked in 8 car dealerships, 5 of them being luxury and the other 3 your average car manufacturer, I, as well as many others will agree that black and white are the most sold and popular colors no matter the region. But we’re not in the 80s and 90s anymore, there still are some diversity in colors in different types (paying extra of course), but you have to either order the car in the color or search in numerous different dealerships to find it.

    • An Existing Person

      Those are the colors that truly sell for luxury vehicles, so it’s no wonder dealerships have a vast majority of those colors on the lot.

  • antbee

    It was first introduced by Mazda on the new CX3, and then on the new Miata. It only costs $200 for it, and it is called, “Ceramic.” I love the colour.

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