The Porsche Panamera Turbo has been reported to go faster than the 564hp Cadillac CTS-V. At less than half the Panamera's price tag the Caddy could represent the best bang-for-buck car in its segment.
Sport Auto reports that a Porsche Panamera Turbo piloted by the legendary Walter Röhrl has lapped the Nurburgring 3 seconds faster than the supercharged Cadillac CTS-V posting a time of 7:56 minutes. As quick as this is, it goes to show what a good value proposition the Cadillac is. At US$59,995 it costs less than half of what the Panamera Turbo costs. Even more impressive regarding the bang-for-buck proposition is that the two other rivals in the Panamera's segment, the Aston Martin Rapide and the upcoming Audi A7, are not expected to be any cheaper than the 564hp (415kW) Caddy.
Porsche itself has not released official Nurburgring times but if these are accurate then the Panamera will officially replace the Cadillac as the fastest production sedan on the 'Ring . CTS fans may take comfort in the fact that ‘Ring times are highly affected by such things as rubber grades, the weather and other factors.
Over the past year or so Porsche has been embroiled in a battle with Nissan regarding the latter's claim that its GT-R is the fastest production car around the Green Hell. This might be a new avenue for Porsche to stake its claim.