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Porsche’s New Patina Paint To Sample Will Give Your Car A Classic Look

Nothing says cool like a little patina, and Porsche’s Paint To Sample program can make that happen for your new car.

Nothing says rock-n-roll like a little patina. But now, if you don’t want to spend the next few decades baking your classic car in the sun to get it, Porsche has developed a way to fast track that process.

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, the customization department of Porsche, is known for doing all sorts of weird stuff for customers. Currently, you can get around 600 different exterior/interior styling options for the Taycan, and the same insane amount of combinations existed for the 918 and other models as well.

But what they will now do is take your new car, and make it look old. Simple enough right?

You May Have Seen Something Like This Before

If you are a part of the automotive corner of Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you have probably seen renders of a Dodge Charger or Mercedes AMG GT with what looks like a patina paint job. And even if those pictures were real, they were probably wraps and not paint.

This is why Porsche impresses us. They developed an efficient process that oxidizes the paint while it is bonded to the metal and does so at a very fast rate, creating a technically real patina.

This Paint To Sample Patina Look went on sale on April 1, so if you are into this look, you better call up PEM.

Porsche Has Always Loved Trying New Things

Back in the day, Porsche was a smaller company and was able to focus on special orders on a more intimate level. This level of dedication to their customers led to a few anomalies that somehow got built in the Porsche factories. For example, there was a special Orange Metallic color, only available to those who chose to do the paint to sample options back in the mid-80s. Only 3 cars were ever painted in that color, two 930 Turbos and one 930 Slantnose car.

And in the ‘50s, Porsche also went the extra mile for paying customers. A 356 was ordered to be covered in fur from bumper to bumper… and they built it. Even though it looked like the ‘Mutt Cutts’ Van from Dumb And Dumber, it was genuine and honest. Hopefully Porsche continues that sentiment with its Exclusive Manufaktur.

Max Larsen is the Porsche reporter at Torque News. Since he was 15 years old Max was building old cars and selling them for profit, spawning his love for cars. He has been around Porsches his entire life. His grandfather had several 911s and he’s owned two Porsche 944s, which made the auto-shop class cars a lot simpler. Reading old car magazines and seeing press cars at shows gave him the passion to write and pursue the industry. He is currently studying Journalism at Western Washington University and writing for the racing team there locally. Follow Max on Torque News Porsche and on Twitter at @maxlarsencars. Search Torque News Porsche for daily Porsche news coverage by our expert automotive reporters.