Mercedes-AMG has suggested it plans to grab back the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record for “executive cars” from Porsche.
Earlier in August, Porsche said its since-revealed Panamera Turbo S had set a fresh lap record at the ‘Ring for executive cars, covering the Nordschleife over a distance of 20,832 km in 7:29,81 minutes.
In October 2018, the GT63 S 4Matic+ managed a time of 7:25,41 minutes, but that was over the then-usual distance for lap record attempts of 20,6 km. At that distance mark, the Panamera’s time was 7:25,04 minutes.
Now, Mercedes-Benz’s performance division has taken to Facebook suggesting it planned to have another attempt, saying its previous record was achieved in “adverse conditions”.
“Our record lap was the best of its class and only 0,3 seconds off of a recent record time you may have heard about. Maybe, it's high time to hit the track again,” Mercedes-AMG posted.
As a reminder, the GT63 S 4Matic+ (R3 275 800) employs a twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 generating 470 kW and 900 N.m. The new Panamera Turbo S (R3 253 000), meanwhile, makes use of an engine of the same capacity and configuration but worth 463 kW and 820 N.m.
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