we Knew that Porsche wanted to introduce his new Porsche Panamera as a sedan the fastest in the world. And we knew that, beyond the appeal to the legacy of brand, that touch that we always offer in all their products, and those benefits that are erected as a reference in each category in which they compete, they wanted to prove it with objective data. And that objective fact is a time. The Porsche Panamera Turbo has lapped the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring, in 7 minutes and 38 seconds. A second would have been the difference that has enabled him to overcome the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde, with a twin-turbo V6 source Ferrari and 510 HP of power marked 7 minutes and 39 seconds at the Nürburgring. See record of the Alfa Giulia at the Nürburgring.
Porsche Panamera Turbo it is, therefore, the sedan is faster on the Nürburgring with a time of 7 minutes and 38 seconds. To get in position let us remember that we are talking about a sedan with V8 engine, Twin-Turbo 4 liters and 550 horsepower, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (3.6 seconds with the package Sport+) and reach 306 km/h.
Figures that still need to improve in a hypothetical Porsche Panamera Turbo S, which will be presented later, and that could grow significantly with different applications of hybrid Porsche. Read our article on the new V8 Twin-Turbo Porsche.
Porsche tells us that the development of the new Porsche Panamera has required five years of work, some of which have been spent touring countless kilometers on the Nordschleife, Nürburgring. Hence their records in the circuit in German are just as impressive.
In any case, and as we have been commenting for a long time, records on the Nürburgring have been demystified by the amount of techniques that can be employed to get a good time, and by the difficulty of obtain times that are comparable with justice. See 7 secrets that brands do not want you to know about their quick laps at the Nürburgring.
In fact, even for 1 second has passed the Alfa Giulia. What is not less true that a difference as small, and given that the Porsche has more power, makes the record of the Porsche Panamera Turbo does not confirm more than a technical tie, or as much a pyrrhic victory?