That is 13 seconds faster than the last Panamera record holder, a 2016 Turbo.

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Most of us know the Porsche Panamera as a fast, comfortable, and well-built SUV alternative that may not have always been that attractive. According to an announcement by Porsche on Thursday, we can also imagine this as the four-door executive king of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

By this I mean that the Panamera – the not yet officially announced facelift conviction – has set a Nürburgring lap record with driver Lars Kern at the wheel of just 7:29:81. That's about 13 seconds faster than the last Panamera that drove around there – a 2016 Turbo model.

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Well, here's the thing – since Porsche has not yet unveiled this Panamera, it can't really say which trim level set the record, but based on a conversation with Porsche representatives, one can assume it's a high one . spec. Turbo model with at least 600 hp. In other words, there is a lot to be happy about when Porsche pulls the sheet off the vehicle soon.

Interestingly, Porsche states that this record was set for Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires – a damn serious rubber for a large lead car – but that those tires would be available as an option on the vehicle as soon as they became available.

"The Panamera has always been an exclusive touring sedan and a real sports car at the same time. With the new model, we have improved these properties even further," said Thomas Friemuth, Vice President Product Line Panamera, in a statement. "In addition to the increased engine power, improvements have been made in the areas of cornering stability, body control and steering precision. These improvements benefit both daily comfort and performance. The lap record is impressive proof of this."

Porsche will present the updated Panamera at the end of August and you can bet that we are there (digitally) to provide you with all the facts and figures.

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