A German publication is reporting that a Porsche Panamera Turbo driven by racing legend and Porsche test driver Walter Röhrl has lapped the Nürburgring race track in 7:56, a time that would shave about three seconds off of the record-setting 7:59.32 time achieved by the Cadillac CTS-V.
According to Sportauto, the Panamera Turbo used for the timed lap featured the optional Sport Chrono Package, including ceramic brakes.
Few details are available to confirm the test, though we’ll do our best to confirm the report.
Though more a bragging point than a genuine litmus test for performance, the Nürburgring is extensively used for new car development. The record-breaking CTS-V, which was driven around the track last May by former General Motors Performance Division chief John Heinricy, was sold by the automaker at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona earlier this year.
The CTS-V, which costs considerably less than the Panamera Turbo will when it goes on sale, serves as the benchmark for four-door vehicles at the Nürburgring.
- LeftLane News