Porsche Goes to Great Lengths to Reinvent Gray for Turbonite Trim
Posted on November 14, 2023
Porsche is the king of subtle, evolutionary changes. The most obvious example is, of course, the 911, but there are others. Like when Porsche changed its iconic badge a few months ago, most people (including us) couldn’t really tell the difference. Now, Porsche has gone out and attempted to redefine what gray should be with its new Turbo-exclusive Turbonite trim.
Credit where it’s due, the Turbonite trim is excellently mastered. For someone who knows the difference between Vanta Black and Giorgio Armani Midnight, this is a masterclass in color and texture. According to Porsche, it was “very carefully composed” by in-house Porsche color and trim experts. Turbonite uses gold elements to “create an elegant, metallizing effect” while the top layer is finished in satin. It is a genuinely beautiful gray, but this is a lot of effort to put into a shade of gray.