Even though the new Porsche Panamera is set to be revealed by the end of this month, Porsche has jumped the gun by showing us what it can do on the Nurburgring; en route to a new record for the “fastest executive car” around the 20.8 km circuit.
Porsche test driver, Lars Kern, completed a full lap of the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:29.81 minutes – a time certified as a new record in the “executive cars” category. This marginally beats the previous record set by the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 63 S with a time of 7:30:11 minutes.
“The Panamera has always been both an exclusive touring saloon and a true sports car at the same time. In the new model, we have enhanced these features even more,” says Thomas Friemuth, Vice President Product Line Panamera. “Alongside the increased engine power, improvements have been made in the areas of cornering stability, body control and steering precision. These enhancements benefit both everyday comfort and performance. The lap record is impressive proof of this.”
Obviously, the Panamera will not come with a full bucket seat and a roll cage as standard like in the video but we’re happy to share that the Panamera will make significantly more power than the current Panamera Turbo at 550 hp and 770 Nm.
Referring to the screenshot above taken from the video, the Panamera makes as much as 630 hp and 851 Nm. At the moment the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful model in the range with 670 hp and 850 Nm.