It looks like Porsche has just come up with the ultimate personalization kit. No it's not a unique plaque that you can place inside the car, or a specially-made interior that bears your namesake. Instead, the Stuttgart brand can put your personal fingerprint on the the hood of a 911.
Using an innovative printing method developed by Porsche themselves, high-quality graphics can now be placed on a vehicle's body with ease. For its initial project, the automaker decided that the hood will be the best part of the car to put someone's personal touch.
Porsche calls it 'direct printing' which they claim makes it possible to produce designs not possible with conventional printing methods. The system works like an inkjet printer, albeit the paint is applied to three-dimensional components.
So how does it all work? After a customer decides to have their fingerprint scanned, the guys over at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur disassembles the hood of a customer's 911 and sends it over to be direct printed. The customer's biometric data is then processed so as it cannot be used by none other than the customer themselves. Afterwards, a robot 'paints' the fingerprint onto the hood and is followed by a polished clear coat for a high-gloss finish.
But how much will this personalizaton cost you might ask? Well if you happen to have EUR 7,500 (about PhP 417,255) burning a hole in your pocket, you can ask the guys over at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur to have it done on your 911.
Pricey that extra may be, Porsche stands by its 'direct printing' method as they claim it's far superior compared to regular paint. So, anyone looking to have their personal credentials painted on the hood of their Porsche?