Big, heavy, luxurious, and hump-backed, the Porsche Panamera looks like just about anything but a race car. But that didn't stop N.Technology from teaming with Porsche Racing to build the Panamera into a carbon fiber track shark, and now the car has proved its mettle winning its first competition outing in the Mugello round of the Italian Superstars series.

Based on the Panamera S, the car features carbon ceramic brakes, a six-speed sequential gearbox, full-on racing body work made of carbon fiber, and massive 18x10.5-inch wheels to help heel all that bulk--though it has lost almost 1,100 pounds from its production curb weight to check in at just 2,914 pounds.

Fabrizio Giovanardi, a legendary touring car driver in his own right, piloted the car to victory, beating out competition from BMW M3 Coupes and Sedans, Cadillac CTS-V sedans,  and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMGs.

[Italian Superstars, Jon Sibal via Autoblog]