For the past 60 years, Porsche pushed the limits of speed. Every time they unveil a new car, it is never the same as the previous one and each iteration is always better. Under the Volkswagen Group, Porsche has produced some of the fastest cars like the Porsche 911 and the 918. But they are addicted when it comes to breaking records and they're showing no signs of slowing down.
According to Motor1, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid continues that trend. It is faster, better and much wilder than anything seen before. Driven by Porsche Test and Development Drive Lars Kern, this car shattered six records on six different FIA approved tracks. The aim was to set new track records for fastest four-door luxury hybrid sedan even though this beauty is a hatchback.
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First up on the now-legendary journey takes us to the Persian Gulf. Miles away from home in Sakhir desert, the stage was set at Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain. This circuit is 5.4 kilometers long and it has 15 turns. This track well known for the six hours FIA World Endurance Championship races. The hybrid Panamera braced a complete lap and setting a new record of two minutes and 18.96 seconds.
Next up, is a track specially tailored for Formula 1 racing — the Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is known for its longest straights and tight 21 turns. Porsche billed this circuit as one of the most technical circuits in the world. But this did not deter the hybrid PA from conquering the 5.5-kilometer circuit in just two minutes and 31.79 seconds.
Following that, Porsche took the Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid to the place that's known as the home for motoring in South Africa —the Kyalami Grand Prix. This track has some of the fastest sweeping technical section and tight corners. Porsche had to be confident going here as it would not be their first win here — that actually occurred in 1961 when Porsche won the very first race ever set on this circuit. Here the Panamera did not disappoint either, completing the lap in one minute 59.80 seconds.
Then, they're off to the Buddh International Circuit, which known for hosting the Indian Grand Prix Formula 1 races. The track is 5.13 kilometer long and it has 16 turns multiple elevations and technical straights. Despite the cold and humid track this beauty managed to see a new record of two minutes 12.56 seconds.
After conquering that track, Porsche then took their Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid to Dubai Autodrome, Dubai, UAE. Here, it completed and approved by the FIA in 2004 Dubai Autodrome is 5.39 kilometers long with 16 escalating and technical corners. The Panamera S E managed to complete a lap in just two minutes 19.15 seconds.
Then finally, Porsche looked to own the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar. This track has 16 medium and high-speed technical corners and a perfect straight that goes for one kilometer. This track is known for Motor GP races. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid now owns the record here with a mark of two minutes 24.12 seconds.
With all these tracks conquered the Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid has set the bar high for others who are in need of speed