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2015 Porsche Panamera Exclusive, Dr. McDreamy Heat Up L.A. Show

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/21/2014 Karla Sanchez
2015 Porsche Panamera Exclusive, Dr. McDreamy Heat Up L.A. Show

Porsche always gets Petree Hall for its exhibit at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and this year, we stepped inside to find a very special Panamera, lots of GTS models, electric hybrids, and a celebrity that also happens to race Porsches.

The Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series model made an appearance at this year's show, and journalists lined up to check it out in person considering there's a very fat chance they'll come across one again. Limited to just 100 units globally, the Panamera Exclusive Series is based on the Panamera Turbo S Executive, but with many more goodies. The car's two-tone paint job is a first for Porsche, with a mostly-black body and brown side panels that subtly blend into the black paint on the rear doors. The black and brown theme continues inside, where rear passengers are treated to Porsche's new entertainment system that comes standard. Larger 10.1-inch screens have a higher resolution and an integrated camera. While the Panamera Exclusive Series wears a price tag of $263,900, the $23,185 worth of options on the car at the show stand brings the grand total to $287,085.

Meanwhile, the color theme for all the GTS models was red, and although there were tons of models on display, journalists were most interested in the U.S. debut of the 2015 911 Carrera GTS and the Cayenne GTS. The 911 Carrera comes in both coupe and convertible body styles, and is available with either rear- or all-wheel drive. All 911 GTS cars are equipped with a 3.8-liter flat-six engine pumping out 430 hp, 30 ponies more than in the standard 911 Carrera S. Buyers can choose from either a seven-speed manual or seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmissions.

2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

The Cayenne GTS benefits from the Cayenne S model's new twin-turbo V-6 engine that has been graced with 20 extra horses and 37 lb-ft more torque for a total output of 440 hp and 443 lb-ft. Compared to its V-8-powered predecessor, the new GTS now puts out 122 hp per liter versus 87 hp per liter, with that power put to the ground via an eight-speed automatic. On the opposite side of the room were all the electrified models, with the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid showing its face for the first time in the U.S. And it was dressed to impress, as the showcar was equipped with $32,000 worth of options.

As for what Patrick Dempsey is up to, the actor expressed his excitement for racing with Porsche in the World Endurance Championship series for the full 2015 season. Dempsey raced for Porsche this year at Le Mans, placing fifth in class, and will take on the 24-hour race again next year in addition to the other races on the WEC calendar.

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