Home / Auto News / News article: N.Technology Turns The Porsche Panamera Into A Race Car - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jun 03 2010, 4:20 PM

It was only a matter of time until someone turned a Porsche Panamera into a race car. Virtually every Porsche (Cayenne excluded) has been subjected to some form of competition, even the lowly cast-offs like the 924 and 914.

N.Technology, an Italian race shop, decided to be the first to step up to the plate with the Porsche Panamera platform, selecting the “base” Panamera S, with a naturally aspirated V8 and rear-wheel drive, as the base for their new Touring Car.

The Panamera will be piloted by Fabrizio Giovanardi, a well known European touring car driver, with the car competing in the new Superstars series, with the first race at Hockenheim, Germany on July 2nd.

Full specs after the jump

[Source: Jon Sibal]

Chassis: Steel frame with aluminum components
Engine: V8, front
Capacity: 4.8 litres, 4 valves per cylinders
Power: 450hp
Intake: Single throttle
Traction: Rear wheel drive
Friction: Carbon double discs diameter 184 mm
Gearbox/transmission: 6 gear sequential, self locking ramps and plates differential
Brakes: Front 355×35 disc, with 6 pots caliper, Rear 330×32 disc, with 4 pots caliper
Steering: Pinion and rack
Suspensions: Front double wishbone with 3 ways adjustable dampers, rear four rods multilink with 3 ways adjustable dampers
Wheels: Magnesium wheels 10,5×18
Tires: Michelin 27/68-18
Aerodynamics: Front splitter, front and rear widened fenders, Rear wing (single supplier of the same element for all cars)
Weight: 1,320kg

For more info, goto N.technology.it

  • Mark

    Don’t be so quick to presume the Cayenne has no competition history: remember the TransSyberia Rally? http://www.porsche.com/microsite/transsyberia2008/international.aspx/

  • Colum Wood

    Right you are Mark. We’ll chalk it up to a brain fart on Derek’s part. The Germans also always seem to run a few Cayennes at the Tuner Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring.