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Video: 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is fastest sedan at Road Atlanta

Friday, January 22, 2021

Article by Damon Lowney
Photos courtesy Porsche

After becoming the fastest sedan around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, Porsche took the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S to Road Atlanta, where it set a lap record for production sedans.

With racer Leh Keen behind the wheel, the Panamera Turbo S clocked a 1:31.51 around the 2.54 track in November, 2.37 seconds faster than the Taycan Turbo S Keen drove at the track.

"The engineers found a perfect balance," said Keen. "They really made it feels small and sporty. The stability gave me a ton of confidence to use every bit of the asphalt and curbs. And yet the car has a completely different and more refined and relaxed character on the highway – an amazing combination."

Watching the in-car video, we noticed how quiet and calm it was inside, with the twin-turbocharged V8 emitting a muffled growl that belies its 677 horsepower. As Keen threads the big sedan through the corners, there's little drama, just massive speed. For comparison, the production car lap record at the track was set in a 991 GT2 RS with Randy Pobst at the wheel and a time of 1:24.88.

Source: Porsche

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