Porsche Tests & Records

New Porsche Panamera Set a Record at Nürburgring, Debuts on August 26

The new Porsche Panamera set a record at the Nürburgring in the “executive cars” category. The world premiere of the model is scheduled on August 26.

Test and development driver Lars Kern completed a full lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife over a distance of 20.832 km with a new Porsche Panamera in 7:29.81 minutes.

In the official ranking of Nürburgring GmbH, this time certified by a notary public now stands as a new record in the “executive cars” category.

The onboard video of the record lap is available now.

Porsche mentioned several upgrades over the regular Panamera Turbo, including the power increase as high as to 625 hp and 614 lb-ft (832 Nm) of torque. Today’s figures are 542 hp and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm).

The carmaker claims a new version named the Porsche Paramera Turbo S to sit between the Turbo and the Turbo S E-Hybrid.

UPDATE 08-20-20: The 2021 model will make its debut on August 26, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. CEST, online in its own web format Porsche NewsTV – among others with CEO Oliver Blume and racing driver Timo Bernhard.

The broadcast will be available to view in English and German at the link: newstv.porsche.com

Source: Porsche

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