“ How do you explain it?” I asked the Porsche PR man standing along the K-wall at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Legendary wheelman Randy Pobst had just finished his hot laps in the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, and something had gone, well, not quite right. Quite wrong, you might even say. See, Porsche is owned by Volkswagen Group, as is Audi, and Audi owns Lamborghini. At our 2019 BDC, Lambo’s Urus had set the SUV lap record at Laguna Seca, at 1:40.90. You maybe see where this is going. The Porsche, which stickers for $82,559 less than the Lambo, beat the Urus with a 1:40.27 lap. “Well,” the Porsche flack said, his eyes rolling up into his skull and looking for a way to spin it, “the rear brake rotors are a bit bigger.” Yeah, 1.5 inches (16.1 versus the Urus’ 14.6) is a bit bigger ...
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