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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Sets Peculiar Lap Record

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There is a catch, though.

Porsche has set some impressive lap records over the years. The 919 Hybrid Evo currently holds the outright record at the Nurburgring with a time of 5:19.54, and the 911 GT2 RS was the fastest production car to lap the Green Hell before it was beaten by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Likewise, the Cayenne Turbo was the fastest SUV to ever lap the Nurburgring, but the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S now holds that title.

Porsche's latest lap record, however, is rather unusual.

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While we wait for the range-topping Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid to attempt a new Nurburgring record, Porsche decided to bring the hybrid SUV to the Swedish Gotland Ring. The hybrid SUV ran on used road tires and was driven by German racing driver and TV presenter Tim Schrick, who set a time of 3 minutes and 51 seconds.

The twist, however, is that the circuit is still under construction, which means the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is likely to be the only car that has set a time so far. While the 1.9-mile northern section of the Gotland Ring is already asphalted and in operation, the 2.6-mile southern section is still only gravel. You can watch the hybrid SUV set the new lap 'record' in the video below.

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If you need a recap, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is powered by a four-liter V8 engine and an electric motor integrated into an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, producing a combined output of 670 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. This enables the hybrid SUV to accelerate from a standing to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 183 mph. This impressive performance is complemented with high efficiency, as the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid can drive for up to 24 miles on electric power.

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