The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo breaks the world record for luxury sedans on the Nordscheifle at the Nurburgring in six minutes and 57 seconds
Within a short period of time after making its premier in Berlin, the new Porsche Panamera has set a world record on the Nordscheifle at the Nurburgring.
With Porsche test and development driver Lars Kem at the wheel, the Porsche Panamera Turbo covered lapped the Nordscheifle at the Nurburgring in only 7 minutes and 39 seconds. This is a world record for luxury saloons or sedans.
The Nordscheifle at the Nurburgring has become a performance benchmark for high performance vehicle manufacturers. It was here that the Porsche 918 set a world record for a production vehicle lapping the course in just six minutes and 57 seconds with driver Marc Lieb at the wheel.
Comparison between the second generation Porsche Panamera and the first generation Porsche Panamera
The previous holder of the world record for a luxury saloon or sedan was held by the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio which the Panamera beat by one second. More impressive was that the second generation Porsche Panamera Turbo beat the first generation Panamera by 14 seconds, requiring seven minutes and 52 seconds to lap the course.
The Porsche Panamera Turbo was intended to be as close to production conditions as possible. As a result, only a roll cage and special sports seat was added to the vehicle to improve driver safety. Aside from that, Panamera owners can expect similar results from their Porsche Panamera Turbo.
When asked about the Porsche’s performance on the record-breaking run, driver Lars Kem said “the engine delivers an incredible amount of power, yet is nevertheless controllable. The car is perfect to drive.” Additional comments and feedback are included in the video.
Congratulations to Porsche for breaking their world record on the Nordscheifle at the Nurburgring.