Porsche Panamera Turbo takes Cadillac CTS-V’s ‘Ring record

Porsche Panamera Turbo takes Cadillac CTS-V’s ‘Ring record

It’s been just over a year since Cadillac took the honour of fastest production four-door car when John Heinricy circulated the Nürburgring’s north loop with a CTS-V in under eight minutes. Now, Porsche has outrun the supercaddie CTS-V.

After the recent unleashing of the Porsche Panamera, it was only a matter of time before one the Porsche test drivers brought the crown back to Germany. The 500-horsepower Panamera Turbo lapped the Nordschleife in 7 minutes, 56 seconds, 3 seconds faster than the Cadillac.

When Heinricy set his 7:59 time last year, it was done in an automatic CTS-V in a single hot lap at the end of a test session. It’s possible that Heinricy or perhaps one of the Corvette C6.R drivers will head back to the Eiffel mountains for another go at the record.

It’s been just over a year since Cadillac took the honour of fastest production four-door car when John Heinricy circulated the Nürburgring’s north loop with a CTS-V in under eight minutes. Now, Porsche has outrun the supercaddie CTS-V.

After the recent unleashing of the Porsche Panamera, it was only a matter of time before one the Porsche test drivers brought the crown back to Germany. The 500-horsepower Panamera Turbo lapped the Nordschleife in 7 minutes, 56 seconds, 3 seconds faster than the Cadillac.

When Heinricy set his 7:59 time last year, it was done in an automatic CTS-V in a single hot lap at the end of a test session. It’s possible that Heinricy or perhaps one of the Corvette C6.R drivers will head back to the Eiffel mountains for another go at the record.

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