On board of the new Porsche Panamera, Lars Kern has completed a full lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:29.81 minutes with a total distance of 20.832 kilometres. With an ambient temperature of 22 degrees Celsius and a track temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, Lars Kern (32) began the loop with 1.49 p.m. on 24 July 2020 and reached the finish line 7:29.81 minutes later. The Panamera record breaker came fitted with a race seat and a protective ring to shield the rider.
According to Kern “The enhancements made to the chassis and the powertrain of the new Panamera were always noticeable during this lap on what is recognised as the most demanding race track in the world,”
In 2016, Lars Kern completed the circuit in the Eifel region with a time of 7:38.46 minutes driving Panamera Turbo. The lap record underscores the comprehensive improvement of the second generation of Panamera.This speed was accomplished over the then normal lap record distance of 20.6 kilometers, in other terms, without a segment of about 200 meters long at the 13 (T13) grandstand. In accordance with the new statutes of Nürburgring GmbH, the lap time has now been measured over a total distance of 20,832 km from Nordschleife.