The new GT3 arrived in Nordschleife in less than seven minutes! The fifteen-year-old 997-generation Porsche 911 GT3 ran it at 7:42, and was driven by Walther Ruhrl. But the fast new Cayenne? Prepare for an unbelievable number. And don’t forget to shut your mouth!
7: 38925 A new record for the SUV class! “For the first hundred meters on the Nordschleife, you have the urge to turn around in this Cayenne to make sure you’re actually sitting in an SUV. The precise steering and quiet rear axle gave me a lot of confidence,” said Lars Kern, who co-developed the new Cyenn ultimate from the start. About his record-breaking journey.
“In fast cornering, such as between Hohe Acht and Eiskurve, the car changed direction without a single hesitation and without a tendency to derail. Even in this technical department, the Cayenne is a true and easy-to-drive driver car,” says the test and development driver. “In the Pflanzgarten I and II horizons, the wheels of most cars go into the air, but in the Cayenne it was controlled, smooth, and everything was so tight that it really surprised you. I know what the Cayenne can do.”
Lars Kern has so far declined to give details of the car, saying only that during development the entire team focused primarily on exceptional performance on the road and complete control of the car. Stefan Weckbach, Vice President of the Cayenne Product Line adds: “Our record-breaking car is based on the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, but has been developed from the start to maximize longitudinal and lateral dynamics. His record-breaking time in Nordschleife confirms his dynamic capabilities, but at the same time we tried to maintain the versatility typical of the Cayenne, which offers a high degree of driving comfort and ease of everyday use.”
Lars Kern rode a record on the Nordschleife course on June 14, 2021, just before noon at an air temperature of 23 degrees and a track temperature of 46 degrees. The car was equipped with a racing seat and a protective case, but these were the only modifications to the car. The notary then confirmed the complete serial condition of the vehicle and the serial weight. The performance tires used were the standard 22-inch Pirelli P Zero Corsa, which was developed specifically for the new Cayenne and will be fitted as standard.
And just for the record, we remind you that the fastest bike ever in Nordschleife is owned by Porsche with the 919 Hybrid Evo raced, that is, with a special without any restrictions. The time is 5 minutes 19 seconds and 55 hundredths and you’ll just get sick When you look at me on the plane!
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