Porsche Panamera is preparing to set an absolute record for the NurburgringOctober 22, 2019
The version of the five-door sports fastback Porsche Panamera, which was seen on the race track, supposedly was able to travel the coveted distance in 7 minutes 10 seconds. It is noteworthy that this car is not exactly the Panamera that we used to see. The car is fighting for an absolute track record among sedans.
Over the past few months, we have seen the Porsche team test the prototypes of their popular Panamera fastback on the Nurburgring racetrack. Some of these images indicate an early presentation of the new version of the model, and some indicate that the company’s engineers are preparing a more powerful model.
Our foreign colleagues report that the German automaker is testing the fastest version of the car, which will be able to set an absolute Nurburgring track record among sedans.
The special version of the Panamera, as they say, is as much as 249 kg lighter than the usual model – it was decided to abandon a large amount of sound-absorbing material, as well as the sound system, interior panels and seats. The driver sits in a special racing seat, next to which is the passenger seat of the 718 Cayman. There is no mention of the back sofa, but if the company’s specialists wanted to lighten the car as much as possible, then there are no extra back seats.
The report further states that the Panamera uses sticky Michelin tires, and its 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 engine is tuned to produce 750 horsepower. I must say that this is a very big leap from the standard Panamera Turbo. There are also rumors about the appearance of an 820-strong version of the model, but such a car is likely to receive a plug-in hybrid installation.
It is reported that Porsche pilots have already been able to show an unofficial time of 7 minutes 11 seconds, which is enough to qualify for the absolute Nurburgring track record among sedans. I also note that so far there have been no official comments from the German brand.
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