There's still no substitute for hand-applied custom paint.
Porsche's cars are famous for their brilliant engines and outstanding chassis development, but the German automaker is also proud of its bespoke creations that are handled by the Exclusive Manufaktur division. Now, the performance and personalization sides of the business have met on a single creation. A Porsche 911 GT3 has been painstakingly customized to pay tribute to the Porsche Supercup one-make series by creating a car that references the GT3 Cup VIP racing car's livery. But while most automakers would simply apply a vinyl wrap and be done with it, Zuffenhausen's finest elected to hand-paint the livery. Why? To show what kind of one-off creations Porsche's new Sonderwunsch program can create. You'd never guess it, but this livery is made up of eight different colors.
The eight colors showcased here are GT Silver Metallic, Agate Grey Metallic, high-gloss Black, Meteor Grey Metallic, Parliament Grey Metallic, Volcano Grey Metallic, Grigio Granito Metallic, and Diamond Black Metallic. In a process that took weeks to complete, the vehicle was completely disassembled and then repainted. Every single detail you see here is painted, including the gold-colored names of the Supercup winners. Porsche notes that it was especially challenging to prevent the colors from running into each other, and the precision with which the different colors are separated would convince anyone that a wrap or a set of decals was used. Unsurprisngly, this took "less than six months," so a lot of time was spent ensuring absolute perfection.
A mesmerizing exterior needs a cabin to match, so the seats feature an embossed anniversary logo on the headrests while the center panels are finished in Black/Aurum Sport Tex with color-coordinated piping in Mojave Beige. The cuboid pattern is carried over to the armrests in the doors, and the dashboard trim is enhanced by an anniversary logo. The top part of the dashboard, the door panels, and the side panels have been uplifted with Mojave Beige cross-stitching.
The magnificent creation will now celebrate the Supercup's 30th-anniversary year by attending upcoming races before making appearances at the Porsche Museum and the CityLife Showroom in Milan, where it will be joined by the 911 GT3 Cup VIP racing car, which a celebrity pilots as a guest driver each year. Past Supercup winners will also take this unique car, called the Sonderwunsch 911 GT3, on various excursions.