Mercedes-AMG wants to break the 2021 Porsche Panamera speed recordAugust 27, 2020
A couple of weeks ago, a new version of the German fastback Porsche Panamera in the most powerful Turbo S version set an absolute record at the Nürburgring racetrack. Mercedes-AMG, whose record was broken by the Porsche team, posted a very interesting video on its Facebook page.
During yesterday’s launch of the 2021 Panamera fastback, Porsche announced that it has set a new record for fastest executive car on the Nürburgring. Two weeks ago, a video was published showing the high-speed mileage of a car on the highway. The car used for this attempt was a new version of the Turbo S, which improved the AMG GT 63 S lap times on the 20.6 km and 20.83 km North Loop tracks, respectively.
Mercedes-AMG seems very keen to regain the title.
In a Facebook post posted this week, AMG shared footage of its record full lap of the Nürburgring GT 63 S in 2018 and attached a rather interesting caption: “Our record lap was best in class and just 0.3 seconds less record time. Maybe it’s time to hit the road again … “
The lap time to be surpassed by the guys at Mercedes-AMG is 7 minutes 29.81 seconds for the longer “Ring” and 7 minutes 25.04 seconds for the shorter course. The question arises – which version of the GT 4-Door Coupe AMG is going to use to reclaim the title of fastest executive car at the Nurburgring?
If AMG doesn’t use the same version of its powerful liftback, it could unveil the upcoming GT 73e. This hybrid novelty, which will be unveiled in the coming months, is expected to receive a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that works in conjunction with an electric motor. The total power will be 800 hp.
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