111 Porsche claim new Nürburgring 4-door lap record for Panamera

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Porsche will be revealing updated Panamera at the end of August, and, before we even get to see the car without camouflage or know what it will be called (could be just Panamaera Turbo S), there is a surprise press release from Porsche, claiming a new lap record at Nürburgring Nordschleife for 4-door cars.

With test driver Lars Kern at the wheel, the still camouflaged 4-door luxury 4 seater managed 7:29.81 minutes around the full 20.8 km lap. Comfortably faster than anything else with 4 doors, which is unsurprising, considering that nobody ever uses the 20.8 km configuration.

Porsche claim that this lap time is "certified by a notary public" and is the fastest "executive car" in the "official ranking of Nürburgring GmbH".

Take it for what its worth, we here at FastestLaps.com know better what "official ranking of Nürburgring" means.

Luckily, just for us, Porsche have released the 20.6 km version time as well - 7:25.04- very fast, faster than Porsche Carrera GT, but, is it really the fastest 4-door car? If you are Jaguar, you will have objections.

4m ago by FastestLaps
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hostboy  3m ago

Just wait until the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye hits the track.


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Cocobe  4m ago

So this “new” turbo S, has 621hp, and no more hybrid system. Makes sense that it loses a lot of weight. The previous turbo S weighed over 300+kg over the regular turbo negating any performance advantage of the hybrid system.


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dante  4m ago

 


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dante  4m ago

the 4-point harness is a first in a sedan lol

 


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realstats  4m ago

factory effort, no suprise....


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DodgeHEMI426  4m ago

Honestly, appreciate the lap time but putting Cup 2 semi slick tires on an executive saloon? It's getting a bit ridiculous... Anybody who seriously wants to be that fast in corners certainly won't buy such a heavy saloon. The tires basically neuter its main perk which is being a daily usable long distance traveller.


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dante  4m ago

this doesn't look like cheating at all lol

 


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Tommi95  4m ago

Great laptime, 13s faster than the old Panamera! The Panamera is even bigger than the m5, it's like 10 cm longer, almost as long as a BMW 7 series. I'd say that the main rival of the Panamera is the bmw M8 Grancoupé competition, which is the closest car in terms of looks/size. It should be able to match its performances. It should also be a match for the m5 competition. I hope it's gonna be at least as fast as the Taycan on a track. It looks pretty good too. With this face-lifted Panamera and the Taycan Turbo S, Porsche now has 2 top dogs.


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dante  4m ago

it's not always about lap times

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Xbow1  4m ago

Isn't the AMG GT63S the fastest sedan on the ring?


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SpeedKing  4m ago

If the Nurburgring mandate that for an official record lap attempt to be recognised it must be on the full 20.8 km course then what gives you or anyone else the right to disagree and ignore it?


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Tracker  4m ago

Panamera is destroyed on track by M5/M8 Competiton and GT63. Fact.
Stupid commercial trick by Porsche


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Cauf40f50  4m ago

I hope porsche offers a roll cafe and seats from the record car like the jag project 8


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Cauf40f50  4m ago

No roll cage=no safety


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benedekpuskas  4m ago

Very nice lap time for such a big fat family sedan like the Panamera. Well done Porsche!


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Botan626  4m ago

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dante  4m ago

another horse shit lap time ?

let me guess ?

  • bucket seats
  • semi-slicks
  • stripped out interior
  • roll cage