not Yet have the new edition of the lightning-fast luxury car Porsche Panamera had its world premiere, but the model has already broken a record.
Porsche has sent a mildly camouflaged production-ready version of the upcoming Panamera around the famous almost 21 kilometer long race track of the Nürburgring Nordschliefe. And so did Porsche and the driver so well that it was a new record.
It informs the Porsche in a press release.
Porsche-testkøreren Lars Kern managed to climb the 20.832 meters, as the Nordschliefe measure, on 7 my. 29,81 sec., which makes the forthcoming Panamera the fastest car in the class for 'executive cars' around the track ever.
- the Improvements of the chassis and drivlinjen in the new Panamera was constant to mark this place on the, which is recognised as the most demanding racetrack in the world, says Lars Kern in a press release.
- I achieved speeds through the bends, as I did not think were possible in a Panamera, he says.
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Lars Kern and rekordtiden at approximately seven and a half minutes. Photo: Porsche
the Porsche broke the record as the fastest car in the so-called E-segment. Photo: Porsche
Porsche will not provide the specifications on the testbilen, but telling, however, that Panameraen was a production-ready gadebil, which in the occasion was equipped with racersæder and-sikkerhedsbur to protect the driver. In addition, ran it on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres specially developed for the new Panamera, and they can be ordered as an optional extra when the car receives its world premiere later in august.
The approximately 7 min. 30 sec., it took Panameraen to run around the Nordschliefe, is about 13 seconds faster than the Panamera, as Lars Kern drove around on the same track at the 7 min. 38,46 sec. back in 2016. If you are wondering that the difference is not worth 13 seconds, so due to the fact that in 2016, the ran 200 metres shorter on the Nordschliefe compared with today.
This mildly camouflaged Porsche Panamera drove faster around the Nurburgring Nordschliefe than any other car in the class has done before. Photo: Porsche
Porsche has, therefore, measured when the new model passed the 20,6 kilometers, which was the distance at the time, and it made the new Panamera in the time 7,25,04 minutes - that is about 13 seconds faster.
As mentioned, the model world premiere later in august, where all the details of the car will be revealed.
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