Upcoming high-performance Porsche Cayenne laps Nürburgring in 7:38.925

It’s that many Scoville Heat Units.

In case you missed the story, Porsche is readying a new high-performance variant of the Cayenne which is expected to debut in the not too distant future. But before that, a prototype has lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:38.925 minutes, piloted by factory test driver Lars Kern.

The record attempt actually happened on 14 June 2021 at 11:31 AM, with an outside temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and a track temperature of 46 degrees Celsius. The prototype Cayenne was wearing specially developed 22-inch Pirelli P Zero Corsas which according to Porsche, will be offered as standard. Inside, the vehicle was equipped with a racing seat and roll cage, of course.


It changed direction at a lightning speed in the fast curves such as between Hohe Acht and Eiskurve, with no wobble and no tendency to understeer. Even in this technical stretch, the Cayenne is a real driver’s car that is easy to control. The wheels normally leave the ground at both the Pflanzgarten I and II crests but these sections felt smooth and quiet in this Cayenne. There is a lot of wheel travel, and the body stays solid and controlled. The drivetrain makes a really strong impression. It delivers power in every situation as well as perfect gear changes. — Kern

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