First SUVs, now the Panamera. What is Porsche thinking? Sales, silly. Of course. But just because the Panamera is more family-friendly, it doesn't mean it's not still track-worthy. At least once a race team has had their way with it.

Clad in what may be all the carbon fiber left in the world after McLaren's massive order, the Panamera S racer also features a six-speed sequential gearbox, carbon brake discs, six-piston front calipers and four-piston rears, three-way adjustable dampers, magnesium 18x10.5-inch wheels, and a full aero body kit. It weighs in at 2,914 pounds--a significant diet from the just-over-4,000-pounds stock curb weight.

Making its debut at the Hockenheimring in the Superstars Series this weekend, June 12-13, the N.Technology car will be campaigned by Fabrizio Giovanardi of touring car fame.

[N.Technology, Jon Sibal]