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New Panamera achieves lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife


A record-breaker, even before its world premiere: the new Panamera has achieved a record in the 'executive cars' category on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, completing 20 kilometres in 7:29.81 minutes in the slightly camouflaged series production car.

Lars Kern raced around the demanding track after the team had developed new tyres, enhanced the chassis and powertrain and fitted the safety cage and racing seats.

“The enhancements made to the chassis and the powertrain of the new Panamera were always noticeable during this lap on what is recognised as the most demanding racetrack in the world,” says Kern.

Porsche says the lap record underlines the comprehensive enhancement of the second Panamera generation. 

Kern previously completed the circuit 4 years ago in a time of 7:38:46 minutes driving a Panamera Turbo, which was a whole 13 seconds slower than the new generation Panamera.

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