Italian team builds Panamera race car

Italian team builds Panamera race car 6
The Panamera S battles it out amongst other V8 four-door race cars. Photo courtesy N. Technology
Fabrizio Giovanardi
N. Technology driver Fabrizio Giovanardi (red driving suit) celebrates his first victory in the Panamera S's debut race. Photo courtesy N. Technology
Italian team builds Panamera race car 3
Photo courtesy N. Technology
Italian team builds Panamera race car 4
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Italian team builds Panamera race car 5
Photo courtesy N. Technology
Italian team builds Panamera race car 6
Photo courtesy N. Technology

A team known for building Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Ferrari race cars is testing the waters with its new Panamera S racer.

The car was built for the Italian Superstars Championship, a race series that requires competitors to use production-based cars with four-doors and V8 engines from 3,000-cc to 7,000-cc. According to Superstars’ website, one of the main goals of the series is to minimize tuning costs, which should keep the cars relatively close to stock.

The team set the fastest qualifying time and went on to win its debut race at the Mugello Circuit this July against Jaguar XFs, Audi RS4s, Maserati Quattroportes, and BMW M3s.

Here is a video from the 2010 race at Hockenheim. Unfortunately, N. Technology’s Panamera didn’t make this race because it was before its Mugello debut.

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