VIDEO: Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid sets lap records at six different circuits around the world

Setting lap time records seem to be all the rage these days as automakers unleash their most exciting machinery on circuits around the world. Porsche are among those that have done the same and have recently announced that it has established six new track records.

The chosen car for this feat is a standard production Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, while the assigned man behind the wheel is Porsche’s development driver, Lars Kern. As for the six circuits in question, they are the Bahrain International Circuit, Yas Marina Circuit, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Buddh International Circuit, Dubai Autodrome and Losail International Circuit.

Unsurprisingly, the fastest luxury four-door hybrid sedan managed to complete its mission partly thanks to its potent powertrain. Highlights include a 4.0 litre biturbo V8 that makes 550 PS and 770 Nm coupled to a 136 PS/400 Nm electric motor. The result is a total system output of 680 PS and 850 Nm, good for a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.4 seconds.

According to Porsche, the hybridised Panamera lapped the 5.4-km Bahrain International Circuit in 2 minutes 18.96 seconds, the Yas Marina Circuit in 2 minutes 31.79 seconds, the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in 1 minute 59.80 seconds, the Buddh International Circuit in 2 minutes 12.56 seconds, the Dubai Autodrome in 2 minutes 19.15 seconds and the Losail Interantional Circuit in 2 minutes 24.12 seconds.

GALLERY: Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.


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