The new Porsche Panamera, which will be unveiled at the end of August, has set the record for the fastest lap on the demanding track Nordschleife de Nurburgring (20,832 km) in the category of large series production saloons.
The test was carried out on July 24, with 22 degrees outside and 34 on the asphalt, with the test pilot Lars Kern, which stopped the stopwatch at 7:29:81 minutes.
The Porsche Panamera used was fitted with a racing seat and a roll cage to protect the driver.
For the German brand, the aforementioned record is the result of the comprehensive improvement to which it has subjected the second generation the Panamera, a five-door saloon that did the “camouflaged” test as it has not yet been officially unveiled
The main changes from the previous generation have focused on the chassis and the powertrain., as explained by Kern, who has highlighted the good work done in fine-tuning the electromechanical anti-roll system in the most bumpy areas.
The new Porsche Panamera has also seen increased power and improved cornering stability, body control and steering precision, which, for the vice president of the Panamera product range, Thomas Friemuth, results in "A greater comfort for the day to day and in an improvement of the performance".
The record achieved shows the comprehensive improvement of the Panamera. In 2016, Lars Kern already completed the circuit of the Eifel region in a time of 7: 38.46 Minutos at the wheel of a 550 hp Panamera Turbo; at that time the test was carried out on the usual 20,6 kilometer route for record attempts, that is, without the 200 meter section of grandstand number 13 (T13).
In accordance with the new statutes of Nürburgring GmbH, the time has now been measured over the entire distance of the Nordschleife section, 20,832 kilometers. According to the stopwatch, Lars Kern and the new Panamera passed the 20,6 km mark in 7: 25.04 minutes. Therefore, it can be affirmed that the group formed by car and driver was this time around 13 seconds faster than four years ago.