2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Laps the Nürburgring in Record Time

With 620 horsepower and new chassis upgrades, Porsche's premium sedan is lighting-quick around the renowned German circuit.

The improvements made to the Porsche Panamera Turbo for the 2021 model year have resulted in impressive performance returns. Now referred to as the Turbo S, the ultra-quick four-door utilizes an upgraded version of its predecessor’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that now generates a supercar-worthy 620 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque. Further upgrades include steering and suspension enhancements that have improved stability, traction and feedback. The final product is a highly capable sedan that is good for a 2.9-second zero to 60 mph run and a 7:29.81-minute lap on the Nürburgring. That lap time is enough to make the Porsche Panamera Turbo S the quickest car in the Executive category around the acclaimed circuit. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S previously held the record for the fastest lap around the Nürburgring with a 7:30.11 time.

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which are available on the production car, provided ample grip during the record lap. A safety cage was used along with a racing seat, but other than that the car was in production form. The Turbo S comes with a 620-horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. Its 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission effectively puts down the power. Porsche’s all-wheel drive system provides quick and consistent launches along with plenty of grip on the track. The car will be available at dealerships during Spring 2021.



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