Panamera sets time for fastest four door production car ever
13 July 2009

The Porsche Panamera Turbo has set a new Nurburgring record as the fastest four-door production car.

Porsche’s test driver completed the 12.9 mile circuit in Germany’s Eifel Mountains in a time of seven minutes 56 seconds.

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The time was three seconds faster than the previous best time for a four-door production car, which was set by a Cadillac CTS-V last year.

The Panamera is powered by a 4.8-litre V8 which produces 493bhp and 517lb ft of torque.

Porsche has consistently battled with Nissan for the fastest time for any production car at the ‘Ring with its 911 GT3. Porsche has claimed the Nissan GT-R’s time of 7m 26.4s is not possible but Nissan has since released a video which it says proves the lap time.

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