The Panamera is set to make its competitive debut at Hockenheim on 13 June - the fourth round of the Superstars championship. The Panamera will join battle with a wide variety of big saloon cars, including a gaggle of BMW M3s, C63 AMGs, Audi RS4s and even a Jaguar XF (which we reported on back in December).
Behind the wheel of the car at Hockenheim will be Italian touring car veteran - and winner of eight touring car titles - Fabrizio Giovanardi.
Spec-fiends can pore over the more in-depth technical aspects of the Panamera racer below:
Engine: V8, front
Capacity: 4.8 litres, 4 valves per cylinders
Intake: Single throttle
Traction: Rear wheel drive
Friction: Carbon double discs diameter 184 mm
Gearbox/transmission: 6 gear sequential, self locking ramps and plates differential
Brakes: Front 355×35 disc, with 6 pots caliper, Rear 330×32 disc, with 4 pots caliper
Steering: Pinion and rack
Suspensions: Front double wishbone with 3 ways adjustable dampers, rear four rods multilink with 3 ways adjustable dampers
Wheels: Magnesium wheels 10,5×18
Tires: Michelin 27/68-18
Aerodynamics: Front splitter, front and rear widened fenders, Rear wing (single supplier of the same element for all cars)
Pics courtesy of Jon Sibal.com