Fast forward to 2020, the Panamera has also set a lap record at the Nürburgring, albeit a very specific one. It is the fastest “executive car” on the Nordschleife, beating the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S on track courses of 20.6 km (12.8 miles) and 20.83 km (12.94 miles). Porsche has now released a full onboard video with the record attempt of 7: 29.81, following last week’s preview video that lasted just over three minutes.
While the Zuffenhausen company remains coy on the details about the car used for the record race, we know that it is some kind of Turbo model that you will be able to buy. Needless to say, the full roll cage and those body-hugging seats are unlikely to be found in the production model, but Porsche did mention several improvements over the regular Panamera Turbo.
More power is promised over the 542 hp and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) available in today’s Turbo model as the new version is said to go by the name Turbo S to sit between the Turbo and Turbo SE high-end. -Hybrid. We could get an idea as to how much power your 4.0-liter biturbo V8 will have, as the adjacent video shows the car’s power delivery during the Nürburgring race.
As you can see from the screenshots attached below, we saw that the horsepower count reached 634 PS (625 hp) and the torque increased to 614 lb-ft (832 Nm). In other words, expect a healthy hit compared to the regular Panamera Turbo.
In related news, Porsche has also released a teaser image for the 2021 Panamera to announce that the world premiere is scheduled for August 26.