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Porsche Panamera Turbo Shooting Brake Laps Ring at Amazing Pace, Record In Sight

After shooting so many velocity animals on the Nurburgring, our spy photogs can tell the difference between a fast car and hilariously quick machine just by listening to the thing flying from one vibrator to another. And there's no need to guess in which category the upcoming Porsche Panamera Turbo Shooting Brake fits.
Porsche Panamera Turbo Shooting Brake Laps Ring at Amazing Pace 18 photos
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The piece of footage at the bottom of the page shows the family man's Turbo lapping the Nordschleife at mind-bending pace, with the "estate" now being in the final stages of its development. If our assumption is correct and we are, indeed, dealing with the 550 hp Turbo, we can't help but notice the neutral handling of the prototype. And taking the practicality aura of this body type into account, this seems like the fitting handling choice.

Given the fact that the four-door incarnation of the 2017 Panamera Turbo has set a Nurburgring record for luxury sedans with its 7:38 time, we expect the five-door model to bring another title into Zuffenhausen's generous trophy cabinet.

With Porsche expected to tempt the American market despite US driver's lack of station wagon love, a record would be a super way for the Panamera Shooting Brake to enter US dealerships. Then again, it's still too early to talk about official stopwatch matters.

Regardless, the sheer idea of a five-seater that flies low on the Green Hell is enough to turn this vehicle into an attention magnet - we'll remind you the main interior difference between the 2017 Panamera we've already met and the Shooting Brake version will be found in the rear passenger area, which will replace the current pair of seats with a three-passenger setup.

While the clip below should quench your Panamera Shooting Brake thirst, we'll be back with more goodies on the topic to make sure you stay information-hydrated while waiting for the machine's debut, which is expected to take place in late 2017.

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