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Walter Röhrl Takes The Porsche Panamera GTS To Ascari: Video

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Porsche brand ambassador and test driver Walter Röhrl has taken the new 2013 Panamera GTS for a hot-lap around the Ascari race track near Ronda, in southern Spain.

Filmed from a dash-mounted camera, this new video gives us a clear view of the action as the racing legend carves up the track in Porsche’s latest super-sedan.

In case you missed its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS packs a naturally-aspirated 4.8-liter V-8 delivering 430 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.

Those numbers are good for a 0-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 178 mph. Porsche has chosen to fit the car with its PDK dual-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive is also standard.

Nevertheless, the Panamera GTS is still a hardcore car, when it comes to sporty sedans at least, and we get to see this in its composed nature whilst being driven at Ascari in the hands of Röhrl. And if you’d like to see what the Panamera GTS looks like out on a track from a spectator’s point of view, click here for more video action.
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